Romantic England

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Join FHU students, alumni, and members of the FHU family on a two-week adventure to ROMANTIC ENGLAND, May 24 – June 8, 2024. The trip is led by experienced travelers and FHU staff members, Dr. John and Debbie McLaughlin. The trip includes time in London and Bath in England and, this year, adds a visit to Edinburgh, Scotland.  The group also spends time hiking and walking in two of England’s favorite areas of great natural beauty - the Lake District and the Peak District. Participants will explore picturesque villages and magnificent estates, wander beautiful gardens, and enjoy afternoon tea together.

The trip cost of $3,995 includes round-trip airfare, lodging expenses (double occupancy), breakfasts, ground transportation, travel insurance, and all activities in the trip's itinerary. Space is limited, and an initial $1,500 deposit is required to secure a spot in the program. This deposit is refundable until December 15, 2023.

Current FHU students are required to have a GPA of 2.50 or higher to participate in this trip. Because of the active nature of this trip, all travelers must be able to walk considerable distances, over uneven or cobblestoned surfaces, and must be able to carry their own luggage, even up and down stairs. 

For FHU students, the trip complements two courses offered at FHU in 2023-2024: Dr. McLaughlin's Romantic Poetry and Prose, which will focus on the presentation of nature and landscape in British Romantic poetry and fiction, and Women Writers, taught by FHU professor Dr. Margaret Payne. Neither course is required to participate in the trip. Participants who are not current FHU students may choose to audit one of these courses to enhance their travel experience.

The itinerary (see below) will include visits to historic sites associated with great English and Scottish writers, such as Jane Austen's home in Chawton, Sir Walter Scott’s stately home in the Scottish countryside, and William and Dorothy Wordsworth's Dove Cottage nestled in the Lake District. It will also include admission to sites of general interest, such as Stonehenge.

For more information, contact Dr. John McLaughlin at or the FHU Abroad office at

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Grant Goodman
Office of International Education

Joy Simon McDaniel House, Room 4

John McLaughlin, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Old Main, Room 218