From one of the world’s greatest cities to one of its best-kept secrets, explore medieval castles, modern-day mining, and aquatic challenges.

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The Focus: England and Wales program breathes life into the history, people, and traditions of two of Europe's oldest inhabited countries. This 14-day program offers students the chance to explore:

  • Revisit four centuries of Roman rule in England with a centurion, who will lead you through the historic city of Chester and bring its Roman history back to life.
  • Train as a medieval knight at Warwick Castle. Here you will be placed at the center of the Middle Ages when you encounter the dark and gloomy dungeon, gruesome torture chamber, and cool armory, while enjoying after-hours access to the castle exclusive to People to People.
  • In Bath you’ll observe the Roman baths and learn how engineers in the Roman Empire were able to develop a sophisticated plumbing system to move water nearly 400 miles.
  • Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral and learn how it became a symbol of Britain’s resilience and defiance during World War II as it survived repeated bombing raids at the hands of Nazi Germany.
  • Take team-building to a whole new level on the water when you visit the United Kingdom Sailing Academy at Fishers Green, situated in the Lee Valley Regional Park, one of the water sports venues used during London's 2012 summer games. You’ll spend the day on this famous water, taking on challenges that will motivate you for years to come.
  • Make your hair stand on end sailing down the longest toboggan run in Wales. Spanning the length of more than eight football fields (820 yards), you will be carried nearly 300 yards from the base of a hill with panoramic views of Llandudno Bay in the backdrop. Once you’re disconnected from the cable car you will take control, and guide the toboggan’s speed all the way to the bottom.
  • Meet with a former member of Parliament and learn about the inner workings of the British government. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is only available for Student Ambassadors.
  • All the world is a stage when you visit the famed Brit School to take a theatrical workshop from students at this unique high school. And a really cool point: Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Ashley Madekwe all attended classes there.
  • Venture 300 feet underground with a real miner in Wales and see what life was like for thousands of men who worked in the coal mines that helped make Wales an industrial power in the late 19th century.

Focus: England & Wales

Grades: 9–12

Departing From: Los Angeles, New York JFK,
San Francisco

Traveling: Summer 2014

Dates: 14 days

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Days 1-4: London, England

Day 5: Greenwich, England

Day 6: Hertfordshire, England

Day 7: Warwick, England

Day 8: Llandudno, Wales

Day 9: Conwy, Wales

Day 10: Snowdonia National Park, Wales

Day 11: Cardiff, Wales

Day 12: Bath, England

Day 13: Oxford, England

Day 14: London, England


Focus programs zoom you in for a deeper look at
history, culture, or another topic of interest in your
destination. Each offers the same exclusive activities
and quality as other Student Ambassador programs—
but with a smaller investment of time and tuition.

over our longer programs

Choose a Focus program for an introduction to the
excitement of educational travel or to immerse
yourself more fully in one fascinating corner of the world.

Learn about People to People's commitment
to global citizenship, our 50-year legacy, and
our industry-leading safety program.

Today’s students have plenty of educational travel options, but
only People to People Student Ambassadors go behind the
scenes to see the world in a whole new way. Our unique student
trips are designed to deliver a lifetime of global awareness and
readiness for success through exclusive and unique activities.

Since 1962, People to People Ambassador Programs has changed the lives of more than 500,000 alumni. It's not just a "tour." Student Ambassadors personally interact with the people in the countries they visit. In England and Wales, students can:

  • Experience a school visit and a home stay with a British family.
  • Learn teambuilding and personal confidence on a water-sports challenge, guided by experts at the United Kingdom Sailing Academy.
  • Meet a former member of Parliament for an insider’s view into British government.

Dr. David Livermore, author of The Cultural Intelligence Difference, says, "more and more it’s a given that you have to demonstrate your ability to work with lots of different people. Our country is changing, and without this capability, young people are going to lose out on important opportunities."

People to People Ambassador Programs have been shown to increase students’ cultural intelligence (CQ) as effectively as a whole semester abroad at an Ivy League school.
(Results from CQ assessment by The Cultural Intelligence Center.)

We also build these features into our programs to offer Student Ambassadors an edge in the competitive college admissions race:

  • High school credit for travel with the option of earning university credit—80% of our alumni are accepted into their first-choice college.
  • Personal interviews and recommendations that develop critical skills.
  • Meaningful opportunities for cross-cultural interaction and service that make for compelling admissions essays.

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Five decades of international exchange have given People to People Student Ambassadors a worldwide reputation as respectful, enthusiastic, and interested students—earning them special access to places normal tourists can’t go. Home stays, meetings with government officials, instruction from local artisans, attending local schools, and the list goes on and on…

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We build unique and exclusive cultural connections into each and every student program. Whether this is a meeting with local students or participating in an ancient tradition or ceremony with locals, Student Ambassadors truly connect with the places and cultures they visit.

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The safety of our students is our number-one priority. With a worldwide network, 50 years of travel expertise, and state-of-the art on-program technology, People to People Ambassador Programs is the industry leader in travel safety.