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Study Travel Program


Hadrian’s Wall near Greenhead Lough

The UMBC Ancient Studies Department will conduct its 53rd annual study tour in the UK, March 15-23, 2019. The cost of the tour is $3150, and it will include all international and domestic air and land travel, twin-share accommodation for eight nights at three-star hotels, eight buffet breakfasts, three group dinners, one group lunch, and entrance to all archaeological sites, museums, and events on the itinerary. Single rooms are available at an additional $576 per person. ANCS majors and minors, UMBC students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the community are invited to join us. The trip can be taken as part of a three-credit course taught by Dr. Melissa Bailey Kutner and Prof. Tim Phin in the Winter 2019 term (ANCS 301). Scholarships to help pay for the costs of the trip are available to Ancient Studies majors who enroll in the course; one scholarship is available to pay the costs of the course. Places are limited, so reserve yours today! This is a wonderful opportunity to see archaeological sites and museums in the UK. If you are interested in joining us, please submit your registration form to Domonique Pitts ( An initial deposit of $500.00 is due Monday, October 14, 2019.

The tour begins with a three-night stay at Royal National Hotel in Russell Square, followed by one night in Southampton, one night in Bath, and two nights at Premier Inn Quayside in Newcastle, before spending the final night at Royal National in London. The stay in London includes visits to the Museum of London, the Mithraeum, Billingsgate House and Bath, the British Museum, and an evening performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Globe Theatre. We then head for Southampton, visiting Celleva Atrebatum, Avebury Stone Circle, Keillor Museum, and Stonehenge on the way. The following day we travel to Fishbourne Roman Palace and Museum and Maiden Castle before stopping in Bath for the night. The next morning we visit the Roman Baths and Museum before flying from Bristol to Newcastle. From Newcastle, we visit Vindolanda, Sycamore Gap on Hadrian’s Wall, and Housesteads. The following day we fly to London to enjoy a free day, leaving London for Baltimore the next day.

UK 2019 Required Forms

Applications for the trip will be made online through International Educational Services (IES). Found here.

UK Itinerary 2019

Scholarship Application