Study Abroad in London, England

Living Abroad - January Term 2019

AIFS in London Resident Director, January Term Program

AIFS Resident Director

Corinne Cohen

Richmond, the American International University in London
Atlantic House
1 St Albans Grove
Kensington, London, W8 5PN

Phone: (44) 207 636 0761

Hello! I have been working for AIFS in London for over 17 years helping support students on our study abroad programs. My degree is in American Studies, and I have spent time studying abroad in the U.S. and have traveled extensively in Europe. Away from work, I enjoy skiing, running, going to concerts and theater. I know first hand how study abroad can be a life changing experience, and I look forward to helping you make the most of your time in the wonderful city of London.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.

Housing and Meals

Live in double rooms in a student residence in the heart of London.

Students will receive a meal allowance of £12 per day Monday through Friday to subsidize the cost of breakfast and dinner. The meal allowance is provided in the form of a debit card for use in local grocery stores and restaurants. This is a subsidy and will not cover the cost of meals in expensive restaurants. AIFS staff will advise you on how best to budget and how to find the best deals at supermarkets, restaurants and cafés.

Kensington facilities

You will study in Kensington, one of the most picturesque areas of central London. The AIFS office, classrooms, the library, computer lab and coffee shop are clustered in a residential area of the borough. Within walking distance of half a dozen museums and three Royal parks, Kensington provides easy access to shopping, sports and entertainment. Hyde Park, one of the greatest city parks in the world, is nearby, and you can go running, horseback riding and skating.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of British life the AIFS staff organizes an active social and cultural program. Activities will include:

  • Guided city tour with a professional guide See Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.
  • Performance at a West End theater London is renowned for its vibrant theater scene. See a show in the famous West End theater district and find out for yourself why it has the reputation of being the center of the theatrical world.
  • Ride on the London Eye Opened in 2000 to celebrate the new millennium, this giant Ferris wheel has quickly become one of London’s best loved tourist attractions. Standing on the River Thames just across from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the Eye gives spectacular views across the whole of London.

Besides these arranged activities and the places you will visit as part of the course you select, there is always something going on in and around London. Your Resident Director will give you all the information you need to find events and activities that interest you.

If you are studying on a customized, faculty-led program through your home institution, please see the AIFS Partnerships website for details.