Experience London

To show students a different side of British culture, FIE coordinates an Optional Extra Curricular Calendar of events taking place around London. The activities are subsided by FIE and are limited to availability on a first come, first serve basis.

There is always a deadline for sign-up early in the term, so students should make sure to sign up promptly, to avoid paying full price somewhere else!

A copy of the calendar with dates is provided in orientation in London.

Some typical Extra-Curricular Calendar Events

A spin on the London Eye

Experience the tallest Ferris Wheel in the world

Comedy Store Players

The most famous comedy club in London presents improvisation comedy at its best. And rightfully so – it was started at the Comedy Store in London with the likes of Mike Myers.

Sporting Events

Depending on the season and availability, students have the opportunity to see Premiership Football, Rugby or Cricket (if you can get your head around it!).


Take advantage of the opportunity to see a popular West End production or outdoor theatre production (in the summer only!).

Adventure Weekend in Wales

Students head out of London for two nights in Pembrokeshire, Wales at Britain’s only National Coastal Park. Explore the other side of the Atlantic while sea kayaking, surfing, coasteering, mountain biking and hiking along the coast. Despite the weather, this trip runs all year round and is highly recommended. Wet suit and other equipment is included, not to mention accommodation, transportation and fantastic home cooked meals.


For students into music, London is one of the best cities to see well known artists at venues such as Wembley Arena; or a great chance to see up-and-coming bands in smaller venues such as Koko; or see British artists who might not have hit the States in venues such as Brixton Academy.