Some advance notice about:
Dress code: The weather can change on a dime in London, so you'll want to plan layers. The average temperature in London during June is often the high 60s, but if it's a sunny day, it can climb into the 70s. You'll want scarves and light jackets to help with the cooler and/or rainy days but may find yourself peeling things off as the day goes on. Keep it classy. You don't have to dress up every day, but I do want you to look neat and presentable since we'll be in a number of professional offices where there is a strict dress code.
Getting around: I predict by the end of the first weekend you'll already be a pro in using the Tube and you'll be well on your way learning the bus system of London. We'll be using both for our transport throughout the month in London. The program will provide you with an Oyster card, which allows you to get started paying for your rides on public transportation and which you will need to reload to accommodate our transportation for class throughout the month. I'll be asking you to reserve about $110 of your spendable money for that transportation cost once we get to London.
Class times/free time: Class will meet Monday through Friday each week. Minibreak usually begins at noon on the Thursday of week 2 and ends at 5 p.m. on Monday of week 3. Otherwise, we will have classes daily. Class times are dependent on the schedules of those we are visiting or hearing from, so start times will vary daily. Usually we will do at least two visits per day. A night session may be a possibility as well. Your free time during the week will give you time to get your daily assignments done and to do some sight-seeing or other activities with your friends. Saturday and Sunday can be travel time each week if you like, but I advise you not to make plans for travel until the calendar for our class visits is finalized.