Feel Like You Belong

We're firm believers in balance, so your summer with us won't be all work and no fun. We have a full schedule of social activities designed to help you get to know your fellow students, experience Norwich and its beautiful surroundings, and relax. 

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

“UEA gave me a chance to meet incredible people from all over the world. By organizing events like the Steam Boat Cruise, quizzes and even trips to Cambridge or London, I managed to become close with such lovely people in a very short time” Sofie from the Czech Republic, Japan Orientation 2019

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 extra events where you can take in some of England’s top cities and attractions. On each trip you'll be accompained by a group leader, who'll give you a full itinerary in advance. So all you'll need to do is turn up, relax and enjoy the sights.

Spaces on these trips are limited, so you need to book and pay for them in advance. Transport and entrry tickets are included on all trips - and some include a meal as well. 

Activity and date

What can I do?

Fee and what is included?

Cambridge day trip


Saturday 4 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.

Harry Potter Studio Tour


Sunday 5 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

Norwich Castle 

Sunday 5 July 

Built as a Norman Royal Palace and once a prison, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery is packed with things to see. The views from the top are also not to be missed!


Return transport from UEA and entrance tickets

London day trip


Saturday 11 July

Visit our iconic capital city, whatever your interests London has 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 14 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 day trip


Saturday 18 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



Including Cambridge, London, Bowling and Karaoke and the Seaside daytrip


Book the selected trips above for a discounted fee!


Summer Study at UEA 2020 - Social Terms and Conditions