The Great British Tour Study Abroad

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The Great British Tour Study Abroad group from 2017 posing at the Scotland Welcome Sign.

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The Great British Tour Summer Abroad program is a MUST DO. Past students have said, “This is the absolute best experience I have had at ERAU,” “Every student should go on this (Great British Tour) program.”

While traveling the beautiful history-rich countryside during the first half of the trip, Embry-Riddle study abroad students learned about personal finance and experienced the wonders that England has to offer.

With Professor John Ledgerwood (a born and raised Englishman) as the guide, you will stay in the City of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the North East of England. You will visit Newcastle International Airport and meet their executives for an enjoyable educational in-depth tour of the airport’s operations. Students will tour other attractions such as the Angel of the North, St. James’ Park, the beautiful lakeside market town of Keswick, Muncaster Castle, Hadrian’s Wall, the border of Scotland and much more. You will travel around on a Minibus, by high-speed inter-city train, on a miniature train, and experience both lake and river cruises.

The second part of the trip the students spend in London, the Capital city of England. Dr. Tamilla Curtis leads students in an in-depth study of International Business with an emphasis on business in the United Kingdom. While in the trendiest city in the world, students can explore the city through the convenient public transportation on buses and the underground train system.  Great business trips include Ultra Electronics, EEF manufacturers association, and possibly more, such as the British Airways headquarters at Heathrow Airport.

During your free time, you will have the opportunity to travel for a few days to other parts of the United Kingdom or Europe.  Travel by train, air, ferry or the Chunnel. Past students have visited Spain, France, Holland, and Germany, to name a few countries.

Through the summer abroad experience that the university offers, students get an opportunity not only to learn concepts applicable to their major/minor but also gain valuable friendships, connections and learn lessons not possible in the traditional university classroom setting. The Great British Tour Study Abroad is indeed a GREAT program. Led by Professor John Ledgerwood and Dr. Tamilla Curtis this summer study abroad program will leave students with a pleasant experience and memories to last a lifetime.

For more information, please contact Professor John Ledgerwood at or Dr. Tamilla Curtis at or fill out the Office of Global Engagements online application.