Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

LGBTQ+ in the UK: Pride and Prejudice: Itinerary

AIFS Flight Dates

Outbound: June 28 to London | Inbound: July 24 from Berlin

LGBTQ+ In The UK: Pride and Prejudice

Academic Program: July 1 - July 23

Friday, June 28

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

Saturday, June 29

Arrive London (Including Own Travel Students). Transfer to accommodations.* Rest of day free.

Sunday, June 30

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, July 1

Classes begin.

Tuesday, July 2

Afternoon walking tour of Soho.

Saturday, July 6

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

Tuesday, July 9

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 11

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 13

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

Tuesday July 16

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 20

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

Monday, July 22

Morning class. Afternoon walking tour for in-depth exploration of Berlin’s queer history, which includes periods of both open sexual experimentation and horrific persecution. The walking tour will be followed by a guided tour to the Schwules Museum (Gay Museum), one of the world’s largest institutions for archiving and demonstrating the history of LGBTQ+ communities.

Tuesday, July 23

Morning meeting with the Lesbian and Gay Association Berlin Brandenburg. Afternoon guided tour to the Deutsche Kinemathek (Film Museum), on the topic of “The Icon Marlene Dietrich”, one of the greatest actresses of classic Hollywood and a pioneer in defying gender roles.

Wednesday, July 24

Program ends. Optional return flight to the 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.