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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: CatholicU, Faculty-Led Academic Level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: No
Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 1 Program Advisor: Grace Schneider
Areas of Study: European Studies, History
Program Description:

London Westminster River

Spring Break in London


Come experience London, one of Europe's most popular and multicultural cities:
  • Marvel at the exhibits on display at the British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, and more.
  • Attend Mass at the Brompton Oratory.
  • Visit the Hampton Court royal palace.
  • Sail on the River Thames.
  • Pay your respects at the tombs of Karl Marx, Douglas Adams, and other prominent figures in Highgate Cemetery.
  • Enjoy world-class performances in music and theater.
  • Tour British Parliament, where a number of Catholic University students are interning.
  • Learn about modern England's place in Europe and the world.


Students participating in the program earn enroll in HSLS 120 for one credit. The course is led and taught by Jennifer Paxton, Clinical Associate Professor of History and Director of University Honors Program. Professor Paxton is a specialist in medieval England and Ireland. 

Tentative Program Itinerary


This program is open to all Catholic University students. Priority acceptance is given to students currently enrolled in HSLS 351 A History of London, to members of the University Honors Program, and to undergraduates, but all students are encouraged to apply.


Students stay at a hotel located within central London and with easy access to public transportation. Rooms are generally doubles.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2022 12/01/2021 12/03/2021 03/04/2022 03/13/2022