England is a time-tested student favorite. Many of our placements are in London proper, within easy reach of Big Ben. Our most recent client worked for a digital marketing firm near the Tower of London. He helped on a Facebook ads campaign for an international client. Another student gave rave reviews to a Kurdish advocacy organization in the city. She conducted original research on Kurdish contributions to Great Britain. Newspaper work is a big draw. Past clients have interned at a major Daily. Students with a writing talent have hit the streets to cover political events, arts, and culture. Those on a marketing track have launched online campaigns to recruit local business sponsorship. One of our veterinary students headed to a small town in the northern country to assist at a clinic. She did animal prep, surgery recovery, emergency field calls and basic administration. Museums are likewise a big draw for interns. Our favorite is a maritime museum with a replica trade ship. Our student gave tours on the ship and conducted original research on the backgrounds of 18th-century sailors. Side excursions have taken students up to Glasgow for pub crawls and over to Stratford-upon-Avon and the birthplace of Shakespeare.
Westminster Abbey is one of the oldest buildings in London and one of the most important religious centres in the country. The Palace of Westminster, known also as the Houses of Parliament, is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the House of Lords and the House of Commons, conduct their sittings. It is the place where laws governing British life are debated and passed. The Palace of Westminster contains the bell Big Ben, perhaps London’s most famous landmark.
St Paul’s Cathedral is located within the City of London on Ludgate Hill, the City’s highest point. The Cathedral seen today is the fourth reconstruction, built between 1675 and 1711 by Sir Christopher Wren. From the observation balcony you can look out over the modern skyline of the city of London. The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is the second biggest dome in the world, after St Peter’s in Rome.
Stonehenge Stonehenge, is one of the most popular sites in the world, is the most recognizable, and one of the top tourist attractions in England. Is a prehistoric monument found in Wiltshire, England. It consists of a circle of stones standing up right, with each standing stone around 13 feet high, seven feet wide and weighing around 25 tons. It is one of seven wonders if medieval world, also listed on UNESCO’s world heritage sites. With no records to explain the reason why it was created, Stonehenge is a mystery in archaeology. It was produced by a culture that left no written records so many aspects of Stonehenge remain subject to debate. Believed that it was built between the period from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. Archaeologists estimated that it took 1500 years to built Stonehenge. Stonehenge was also aligned with mid winter sunset and mid summer sunset. It is not known for certain what purpose Stonehenge served, but many scholars believe the monument was used as a ceremonial or religious center. Experts believe that the pits were used in religious ceremonies. Some feel it was a healing place while others believe it was a burial site. Some believe that it was a solar calendar while others feel that it was a sacred ritual area. Some even believe that aliens created it. Due to the long construction period, the reason for using the site may have differed with each stage of its construction.
England is famous for its history and the vast amount of landmarks that can be found everywhere in the country. It is also the dream destination for a lot of people for its beauty and grandeur. With a great history behind it, it has a rich heritage and culture. The English countryside is one of the most peaceful places in the country. The most famous historical sites include the old castles, Roman sites and the royal palaces. Each city in the country has its own charm. Curious to know what the country has to offer, reach out beyond England’s diverse mix of cool and cultured cities with beautiful national parks, castles, cathedrals, charming market towns, gorgeous villages and crystal-watered beaches. And let’s not forget this region of Britain during the summer, there’s a whole host of festivals to attend every weekend so mix with the locals, soak yourself with sweat and enjoy the party. Outside of London, this colourful coastal city of Brighton serves as a weekend escape from the Big Smoke. Hit up the stunning beach, the beautiful bars and the awesome pier to get a real taste of the British seaside. On a hot day, you’ll feel like dreaming you’re outside of England.
In The Lake District, tread in the footsteps of Wordsworth on some of England’s best hiking trails, and explore this daffodil garden and burial site in the gorgeous village of Grasmere. A few days roadtripping around the roads of this northern gem is guaranteed to uplift your spirit. No trip to England would be complete without a visit to some of it’s most charming historical towns. Durham, York, Oxford, Cambridge and Bath are some of the destinations that warrant a day of wandering. Visit the cathedrals and 700-year-old churches, stop for a spot of tea in a traditional English tearoom, or duck inside an old tudor fronted pub for a pint or two. Head southwest along the coast of Cornwall: England’s most beautiful peninsula. Filled with hundreds of sandy beaches and amazing villages, its a mecca for surfers, sunbathers, keen walkers and seafood lovers. Head to Newquay to taste a sunny side of England you’ve never seen before. So take an adventure tour to see the very best of England and prepare to be amazed by its stunning beauty.
The British are a diverse, multicultural and multilingual society. The UK has changed radically since the 19th century, with a decline in religious observance, enlargement of the middle class and increased ethnic diversity. The population of the UK stands at around 66 million. The indigenous people of the British Isles have a combination of Celtic, Anglo, Saxon, Norse, and Norman ancestry. Between the 8th and 11th centuries, “three major cultural divisions” had emerged in Great Britain: the English, the Scots, and the Welsh.