London travel study program brings students across the pond

London travel study program brings Lewis University students across the pond

Published: June 18, 2015.

Fourteen Lewis University students from Culture & Civilization II, History of the British Empire and Literary London courses traveled across the pond to London May 11-21 as part of the Travel Study program.

While in London, the group of students visited Westminster Abbey, the Churchill War Rooms, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Dickens Museum, along with other sites in the area. They attended a performance of “The Merchant of Venice” at the Globe Theatre as well. Students also enjoyed an Oxford University excursion.

Highlights of the trip included visits to the Museum of London, British Museum, National Gallery and Buckingham Palace. The group also took a river cruise boat from Westminster Pier to Greenwich that made stops at the Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and the Museum of the London Docklands.

The students who attended the trip included: Joseph Barry, Marvin Gomez, Holli Kirsch, Katelyn Liptrot, Nicholas Carter, Tyson Polack, Logan Johnson, Priyank Macchar, Alexandria Austring, Kaylan Brown, Alison Cross, Melissa Jimenez, Caroline Dutka and Stephanie Hernandez.

Faculty members Dr. Eileen McMahon, professor of history, and Dr. Nancy Workman, professor of English, led the courses and the trip.

“The London Travel Study is a unique, and even life-changing experience for students to experience the immediacy of British history and culture and how it shaped this vibrant world capital,” Dr. McMahon said.

The Study Abroad office provides students at Lewis University the unique chance to complement and enhance their academic careers with a variety of international academic opportunities. Programs run anywhere from a few weeks to an academic year and offer Lewis courses that can fit into general education, elective, minor, and/or major credits depending on the program. More information about study abroad experiences is available by contacting Chris Swanson, director of Study Abroad at 815-836-5993 or

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