Educational Travel, Tours, and Learning Vacations in the U.K. and Ireland
If you do not see the program you want, look under Worldwide for Adult Education programs located in several different regions.
Contact the program directors to confirm costs, dates, and other details.
University of Cambridge International Summer Schools
Enjoy a period of summer study in the beautiful city of Cambridge, England. Students can study for one to six weeks and choose from a wide variety of specialist subjects including Literature, Art History, Science, Medieval Studies, Shakespeare and History or opt for a more interdisciplinary programme choosing subject areas according to their specific interests. There is also an English for Academic Purposes programme for students who wish to perfect their English language skills, and an IELTS Preparation Course for students who are looking to improve their English and test their abilities at the end of a three-week intensive programme. Anyone over the age of 18 who is fluent in English is welcome on the programmes, which are all taught by leading experts in their field. While studying in Cambridge students can stay in the historic colleges and also take part in a number of weekend excursions and attend evening lectures and social events.
Cost: Varies according to the length and type of programme chosen. Please see our website for full details.
Contact: International Programmes, University of Cambridge, Greenwich House, Madingley Rise, Cambridge CB3 OTX UK; Tel: +44 (0) 1223 760850.
Web Site: www.ice.cam.ac.uk/courses/summer-schools
A choice of program options including English Language Teaching, Team Development, Irish Studies, Irish History, Irish Literature, Social and Cultural Customs, Irish Politics, Conflict resolution, Geographical Studies, Ecostudies, Marketing and Tourism Studies, Gaelic Language, Computer Training. Located in Dublin City or Donegal on the Atlantic Coast, you may stay with families or in residences.
Contact: www.adventure-ireland.com, email@example.com.
Biblical Archaeology Society
Learn from 2 eminent Bible scholars/archaeologists while enjoying the charm of St. Edmund Hall and the historic city of Oxford. Included are 20 lecures, numerous built-in field trips (Ashmolean, Bodleian, Cambridge Univ. Library, British Museum), optional day trips to Bath and Stonehenge, and optional extended stay. Eleven days of sharing your interest in the Bible and archaeology with new friends and professors.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.biblicalarchaeology.org
British Studies at Oxford
This program of study in one of the world's most prestigious universities offers undergraduate and graduate credit in art history, business, communication, drama, education, English literature, history, and political science taught by Oxford Univ. professors. The participants live in private rooms tidied daily by the college staff, who also serve 3 bountiful and tasty meals a day in the Great Hall. Field trips are an integral part of each course as well as group trips to the theater in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.
City & Guilds / Time to Learn
Contact: email@example.com, www.oakland.edu/oxford.
City & Guilds' online directory of adult residential learning breaks in the UK . Topics include art, crafts, computing, history, languages, literature, music, health, science and personal development. Venues include country houses and universities.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.timetolearn.org.uk
Irish Fiddle Holidays for Adults
Introductory courses for complete beginners as well as intermediate courses for the more advanced. Individual or group tuition. Kerry Fiddles specialise in fiddle virgins. By the end of the week you’ll be playing your first tune! Morning classes are a hoot, there’s no music theory, no pressure and no rush. Afternoons are free to explore the most beautiful part of Ireland.
Contact: email@example.com, www.kerryfiddles.com
Travel Writing Workshops
Travel Writing Workshop
A day-long workshop for those new to travel writing or who would like to improve their writing skills.
Suitable for those who want to write articles or books, this small, intensive workshop, led by award-winning writers Dea Birkett and Rory Maclean, aims to make an editor or publisher only say 'Yes!'
Included in the day is a 'pitching session' with an editor from a national publication. Many participants get their first pieces into print as a result of pitching here.
Travel Writing Masterclass
A day-long, small, intensive travel writing workshop for those who have some experience of travel writing or have already attended the Travel Writing Workshop.
Led by tutors Dea Birkett and Rory Maclean, participants work on a piece of writing to get it to perfection. The day includes one-on-one sessions with Rory and Dea.
As one participant said, 'This single day with Dea and Rory has refocussed by whole life.'
Contact: 10 Doddington Grove, London, SE17 3TT, U.K.; 207 735 5261; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.travelworkshops.co.uk.