The NILE Social and Cultural Programme

At NILE we believe that learning extends further than the classroom. That is why, whether you’re doing a NILE Online or face-to-face course, we provide you with a FREE Social and Cultural Programme to enjoy alongside your course!

A typical Social and Cultural Programme if you’re studying a face-to-face course in Norwich may consist of*: 

  • A welcome drink at a local pub or cafe; 
  • A guided walking tour of Norwich;
  • A weekday event, for example a storytelling or a talent show; 
  • A weekend excursion, for example to Cambridge or the Norfolk Coast; 
  • And a farewell cream tea at a local tea room (very British!).

A typical NILE Online Social and Cultural Programme consists of*:

  • Various weekly online activities for you to engage with at your own pace during your course, such as Norwich museum virtual tours, recommendations of music by Norwich-based musicians, and various activities to promote wellbeing;
  • A live Cultural Exchange event on Zoom - the perfect opportunity for NILE Online course participants across the world to connect. 

Whatever your programme, our aim is that you will: 

  • Get to know the Norwich and British culture; 
  • Meet fellow teachers from all over the world; 
  • Have some fun! 
  • *Please note: details may vary.


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    What is Norwich like?

    Norwich is a vibrant and progressive city, rich in Viking and Norman history and famously home to The Canaries football team and a flourishing arts and music scene. 
    Located at the heart of the county of Norfolk in the East of England, Norwich is skirted by 90 miles of stunning coastline and is uniquely home to the Norfolk Broads National Park, making it the perfect place for a boat trip to spot the bird and seal populations, or a sandy stroll on its expansive beaches, soaring cliffs and salt marshes. Norfolk is also home to Sandringham Estate, a much-loved country retreat for the British Royals since 1862. 

    Public transport links can take you to the Norfolk Broads (Wroxham) in 20 minutes, the coast (Cromer) in under an hour, Cambridge in 1.5 hours and to the heart of London in 2 hours.

    See the VisitNorwich website for current events, exhibitions and general Tourist Information.

    Article: Norwich named among the best places to live in the UK 


    Contact: Miriam Anderson, NILE’s Student Support Officer and Social and Cultural Programme Organiser,