“All of the social activities were enjoyable: the first ones allowed me to connect with other students, the ones during evenings were nice breaks between lectures” Oriane from France, Japan Orientation 2017

We're firm believers in balance, so your summer with us won't just be about work, work, work without any fun. We provide a full schedule of social activities designed to help you get to know your fellow students, experience Norwich and its beautiful surroundings and relax between classes. 

Inclusive social activities

Our inclusive social activities are open to everyone taking part in the Undergraduate International Summer School, with events to give you a taste of British life and culture.

Welcome brunch

A great opportunity to meet other students taking part in the Summer Study at UEA programmes, as well as UEA staff and student ambassadors

UEA campus tour and Norwich city tour

Get to know the place you will be living in for your summer study period!

Sunday roast dinner

Enjoy a traditional British meal at the historic Maids Head Hotel, a beautiful grade II listed venue in the centre of Norwich

Supermarket trip

Stock up on groceries for your time on campus

Great British quiz

Test your knowledge at our pub-style quiz, with prizes to be won!

Mississippi Paddle Boat Cruise

Enjoy an evening cruise down the picturesque Norfolk Broads

International food night

Bring a taste of your home country to share, and enjoy new cuisines from around the world

Finale and future studies event

Celebrate in style at the end of your programme! Join us to applaud your achievements and consider your next steps


Additional social activities

We also offer a programme of additional social activities, which will enable you to visit England’s top cities and attractions. Each trip is accompanied by a group leader, who'll provide you with a full itinerary in advance, so all you'll need to do is turn up, relax and enjoy the sights.

Additional social activities can be booked and paid for in advance and include transport, entry tickets and sometimes a meal.

Activity and date

What can I do?

Fee and what is included?

Cambridge daytrip


Saturday 6 July


Take in the beautiful city of Cambridge, be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries, and admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings.


Return transport from UEA, guided punt on the River Cam, lunch voucher.

London daytrip


Saturday 13 July


Visit our iconic capital city, whatever your interests London has something to offer. Tour the numerous famous landmarks, catch a matinee theatre performance, or spend your day shopping!


Return transport from UEA, London travelcard, flight on the London Eye, lunch voucher

Bowling and karaoke


Tuesday 16 July


Show off your bowling skills and sing the night away at our evening social event.


Return transport from UEA, ten pin bowling, karaoke booth, light refreshments

Seaside daytrip


Saturday 20 July



Experience a day at the Norfolk Seaside, explore the pier, treat yourself to an ice-cream or play in the amusement arcades!


Return transport from UEA, boat trip to see the seals, crabbing on Cromer promenade, fish and chips.

Additional social package



All 4 activities above included


Book all of the above additional social activities for the discounted fee!

Harry Potter studio tour


Sunday 7 July

Join our trip to the world famous Warner Brothers studios where all 8 of the Harry Potter films were made. Walk in the footsteps of Harry and explore the wonders of the wizarding world, including breath taking sets, original costumes and authentic props.


Return transport from UEA, entry ticket, butterbeer


Summer Study at UEA 2019 Social Terms and Conditions