International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Canterbury & Dover Castle

Location: England


On this excursion, we will travel to Canterbury, known as the birthplace of the Anglican Church and as the religious capital of England. Canterbury inspired the Father of English literature and the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, Geoffrey Chaucer, to write the Canterbury Tales. Aside from soaking up the medieval atmosphere of Canterbury?s cobblestone streets, cathedral spires and framed housed, there will be a firm literary and historical grounding in the importance figures such as Chaucer and Becket still represented here in England. Our guided tours will focus on these figures and on the literary works associated with them.

After departing Canterbury, we will journey southeast to Dover, England's biggest port and long a popular point of entry to the British Isles. Dover faces France just across the narrowest part of the English Channel, and is home to the Dover-Calais ferry. In Dover, we will be immersed in the magnificent scenery surrounding the chalk cliffs aptly named the White Cliffs of Dover and the narrow sea passage known as the Strait of Dover. We will also visit Dover Castle, England?s largest. This very important medieval castle was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout history. According to anthropologists, this site has historically been a gateway for people entering and exiting Britain.

**This is a one-day excursion and may or may not be offered every session.

Available in the following sessions

Optional in the following sessions