Few countries pack so much into a small space as the United Kingdom. Frequent, affordable railroad service gives Scholars a lot of options for exploring, from the Scottish highlands to Snowdonia in Wales to the Sussex Downs. Ferries provide a link to Northern Ireland, and a nationwide network of footpaths encourages human-scale tourism in a way not possible in much of the world. And while Thouron Scholars are expected to use most of their vacation/holiday time immersing themselves in U.K. life and culture, cheap flights and the Chunnel make Britain a wonderful jumping-off point for visiting the rest of Europe.