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WCSU LONDON TRIP 2015
March 13, 2015 - March 20, 2015

Frequently Asked Questions:

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How many seats are available?

Space is limited. If you wish to go, do not wait! Please know that the trip sells out fast. You may sign up at either Information Desk.  Sign up ASAP to guarantee your spot! Please complete the sign up form and bring it to the box office with your $500 deposit.

How much does the trip cost and what does it include?

The trip will cost $1,700 per student. This includes:
Transportation between WCSU and JFK
Round trip airfare from New York's JFK to London
Transfers from the London Airport to/from the hotel
Six nights double occupancy accommodations
Full day escorted trip to Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and the City of Bath
Six day London Transit pass
Accident and Medical Emergency Insurance

You may purchase trip insurance for an additional cost. This is optional.

Will other sightseeing opportunities be added?

Yes. Because of the nature of fluctuating airfares and foreign currency, our final expense for the trip will not be known until everything is paid for. In the past we have added many extra sites.

How do I pay for the trip?

You may pay by cash, check, credit card (American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover) or ConnectCash at the Campus & Student Centers Administrative Office in room Campus Center room 300.

When is my payment due?

The Campus Center Office must receive a deposit of $500 no later than Friday, December 12, 2014. A second payment of $700 is due by Friday, January 16, 2015. The final payment of $500 is due to the office by Thursday, February 12, 2015.

Is Academic Credit Available?

Yes. You need to make arrangements with a faculty member to register for an independent study during the spring semester. This trip is ideal for credit in English, history, art, music and theater.

Where are we staying and what are the accommodations?

We are staying at a Holiday Inn located in central London. All rooms are doubles (2 twin beds) with private baths.

How do we get to the airport?

Transportation will be provided between WCSU to JFK.

Will meals be included?

Full English breakfast is included. No other meals are included. If the budget permits we will have a group dinner in London.

What time will we leave Danbury and when will we return?

Flight information will be available later. We will leave on Friday, March 13 and take an overnight flight to London. Our return flight on March 20 is scheduled to land at JFK that afternoon. We need to plan about one hour to get everyone through Immigration and Customs. The bus should return to Danbury that evening.

Is the deposit or other payments refundable?

No. The deposit is your guarantee that you will participate in the trip.

What are we doing once we are there?

This trip includes a full day guided tour of Stonehenge and Bath. Other trips may be added based on final costs. The rest of the trip is not escorted. That means you are on your own the rest of the time. Tourist information will be provided. Participants might want to purchase a London guide to acquaint themselves with all that London has to offer.

Can we travel to other places?

You are free to visit places outside of London at your own expense. You will be required to notify the trip coordinator of your plans if you leave metropolitan London.

Do I need a passport?

Yes. It might take up to two months to secure your passport after you apply. Do It NOW.

How much money should I bring?

That depends on you. The trip does not include any meals, admission to attractions, personal needs, etc. except as noted above.

What is the exchange rate?

Please note that the average current exchange rate for cash transactions at the time of this FAQ printing is $1.00 = ₤ 0.63 or $1.59 = ₤1.00. Note that the rate fluctuates and will differ where and when you do your exchange. It is up to you if you want to exchange dollars for pounds in the US or in London.

Can I use my credit card?

You may use your credit card to pay for the trip. Most places in London will accept major credit cards such as American Express, VISA and MasterCard. The exchange rate is usually better using a credit card. Cash machines (ATMs) are available. Check with your bank to verify it is part of an international network and associated fees.

What if I get sick in London?

Accident and medical emergency insurance is covered. You may be responsible for out of pocket expenses. You must check with your individual health insurance provider to verify coverage.

For further information please contact the

Campus & Student Centers Office

 

*Photos courtesy of Steven Consolini, Laura Przytulski, Lindsey Fortier and Lauren O'Brien

 

 

 

 

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