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Winter abroad programs can become an amazing opportunity to plunge into an international environment and discover the life of one of the most diverse and outstanding city in the world, as London. At the same time, it is an exciting possibility to get experience of studying at a British university, gain valuable knowledge, meet interesting people, build useful networks and boost career prospects.

Winter programs can be beneficial for those students, who does not want to take a full year abroad, but interested to experience living and studying in a foreign country for Winter Holidays.

According to your personal criteria and preferences we will help you to choose the best appropriate program. SSE will provide you with full support at every step of your journey, starting with the process of application, documents preparation, on-course enrolment, flights and accommodation booking, airport pick-up and return, organization of additional events, excursions, on-site navigation and 24/7 support and health and safety services.

For more information on Winter programs, please check our course search menu. If you cannot decide which program suits you the best, please contact us and we will help you to make the right choice!

Christmas shopping in London

Winter in London

Winter in London is a wonderful time! There's nothing more festive as London at Christmas time. From ice-skating to hot chocolate, you can indulge in some fantastic festive activities in the UK capital. And if the weather turns bad, London's indoor attractions are among the best in the world. The best way to beat the winter blues is to get outside and get the blood pumping. It's also a great way to burn up any surplus energy! London has hundreds of parks and outdoor spaces to explore.

1) Winter Wonderland (Hyde Park)

This now annual spectacle in Hyde Park really has become a staple of the festive season, with all manner of goodies including the Angels Market, complete with over 100 stalls, and rides and attractions which this year include the Ice Kingdom - featuring an array of spectacular ice sculptures - and the Giant Observation Wheel, offering stunning views of the capital. Or you can just get your fill of Bratwurst at one of the food stalls. And with free admission (although you do pay for certain attractions) this is one you can't really afford to miss. For more information, please check

Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park

2) Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree

If you want to get in the festive spirit without spending, then a trip to Trafalgar Square's Christmas tree is a good choice. The tree, which is given to the UK as a gift from Norway, in memory of the refuge that the Allies gave members of the Norwegian government and royal family during World War II. As well as the tree itself - which is decorated in traditional Norwegian fashion and whose lights were switched on by the Mayor of Oslo on December 1 - visitors can also enjoy nightly carol singing in the square. Just don't forget to wrap up warm.

3) Christmas Shopping at Oxford Street

Shoppers pour in from across the world for the January sales and the quietest time is from the post-January sales period to late March. Enjoy the festive spirit and get great gifts with Christmas shopping at Oxford Street. Oxford Street is renowned for being one of the biggest and best shopping streets in London, and for Christmas presents there is no better location. Crammed with all the different kind of stores you could ever need, from high street shops and department stores to exclusive boutiques, you are simply spoilt for choice when it comes to Christmas shopping at Oxford Street.

Bus in Oxford Street

4) Alexandra Palace

Set in 196 acres of parkland with stunning views across London, Alexandra Palace offers a superb day or evening out. The magnificent Victorian building houses an ice-rink, with two skating sessions each day, as well as evening discos. Visitors can relax in the Phoenix Bar, which has tables in the vast Palm Court, looking much as it did over 100 years ago and an outdoor terrace. There is pitch and putt, a boating lake and regular farmer's market to enjoy in the grounds. 'Ally Pally' hosts a wide range of public events - from exhibitions to concerts. For more information, please check

Ice skating

5) Wintervillle

Take a horse-drawn carriage into the park for a magical wintry day out. You can ride on the fairground, stuff yourself with street food, dance to DJs, sip on hot mead, watch cabaret acts and visit the specially constructed drinking lodge, named Bar Humbug, with a heated terrace and après-ski vibes. And there's a rather incongruous Wall of Death too, in case all that festive cheer was getting too much for you, where you can witness death-defying feats performed by people on vintage motorbikes.

Horse at Winterville