Study Abroad in LGBTQIA+ Europe: History, Culture and Community, Study & Travel Program

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LGBTQIA+ Europe: History, Culture and Community: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 24 to London | Inbound: July 19 from Amsterdam

LGBTQIA+ Europe: History, Culture and Community

Academic Program: June 27 - July 19

Friday, June 24

Optional overnight flight from U.S. to London.*

Saturday, June 25

Arrive in London. Transfer to housing.* Rest of day free.

Sunday, June 26

Orientation. Half-day sightseeing tour of London with a professional guide. See London’s famous sights including Piccadilly Circus, the Houses of Parliament on the banks of the Thames, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey.

Monday, June 27

Classes begin.

Tuesday, June 28

Afternoon walking tour of Soho.

Saturday, July 2

London Pride Parade. Join the crowds and celebrate! One of London’s biggest public events, second in size only to the Notting Hill Carnival.**

Monday, July 4

Visit to Gay’s the Word, an independent bookstore which has been serving the gay community since 1979 and hosts regular events and discussion groups.

Thursday, July 7

Visit to 56 Dean Street, an award-winning sexual health clinic which opened in Soho in 2009. In 2011 the clinic set the World Record for the most HIV tests performed in one location on World AIDS Day. It has been at the forefront of developing an excellent HIV and sexual health service and has won many awards for its innovative work.

Saturday, July 9

Excursion to Brighton, a seaside resort on the south coast of England, popularly considered to be the “gay capital” of the U.K.

Tuesday, July 12

Afternoon screening of AIDS: Doctors and Nurses Tell Their Stories, a documentary about the doctors and nurses who cared for Britain’s first AIDS patients in the 1980s. Including Q and A with the writer and producer of the film.

Saturday, July 16

Morning Eurostar to Amsterdam. Transfer to your hotel in Amsterdam followed by an afternoon walking tour of the historical center with a professional guide.

Sunday, July 17

Morning visit to Amsterdam Public Library’s Pink Cabinet, home to the largest collection of LQBTQ+ literature in Europe.

Monday, July 18

Morning visit to Homomonument followed by a traditional open top canal cruise. Rest of day free.

Tuesday, July 19

Optional return flight from Amsterdam to U.S.*

AIFS reserves the right to modify the itinerary. Dates are subject to change.

*Included for students on the AIFS Flight Package only

**At time of publication London Pride dates are not confirmed.

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