Only hours ago, the class of 2017 students participating in Skidmore’s London First-Year Experience program arrived at the London Heathrow Airport to begin the fall semester in London! The group spent 3 days on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga preparing for their departure to London. With the help of 10 fantastic orientation leaders, the FYE office, and many administrators and staff on campus, the London students learned a lot about Skidmore and got a taste of Saratoga at one of the best times of the year. These 31 students are about to start there first semester at Skidmore in a very unique, London way!

Upcoming activities include moving into a 1,000 resident international residence hall, riding through the streets of London on the top of a red, double-decker bus, eating fish and chips, visiting London attractions like the Houses of Parliament or National Gallery with engaging professors, shopping at one of the fantastic markets in central London, enjoying London theater, and, of course, catching a glimpse of the new Royal baby!

Class of 2017 London FYE during their orientation on the Skidmore campus prior to departing for London

Class of 2017 London FYE during their orientation on the Skidmore campus prior to departing for London

Orientation leaders for London FYE orientation for fall 2013

Orientation leaders for London FYE orientation for fall 2013