Study Abroad in London, England - Shakespeare's Globe Theater

Shakespeare's Globe Education Theater Program: Living Abroad

AIFS in London Resident Director, Summer 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) 207 368 8506
Email: ccohen@aifs.co.uk

Hello! I have been working for AIFS in London since 2000 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

Housing

  • Students are housed in double and triple rooms in Richmond University residence halls or approved satellite buildings in the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. On-campus facilities include 24-hour reception/security, library, computer lab, coffee-shop, student affairs office and common room with T.V. and DVD player. Single rooms are available on a limited basis for an additional fee of $450 per session. Single room fees must be paid to AIFS before departure from the U.S. The University operates a non-smoking policy in all its residences.

Meals

  • Students are provided with five meals per week in the Richmond student cafeteria.

Transportation Pass

Valid for the buses and underground subway system in central London for the duration of your stay.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of theater life, extracurricular activities have been arranged specifically for students on this program to enable you to become fully immersed in the life and work of the Globe Theatre. Your activities include:

Theater performances – attend 3 performances at the Globe and experience Shakespeare’s work just as theater-goers did in the 1600s.

Guided theater tour – take a fascinating guided tour of the theater space, then walk through the Globe exhibition, learning about the rebuilding of the theater, the unusual musical instruments used on stage, the special effects used in Elizabethan times and today, the design, making and fitting of costumes and how Shakespeare’s plays were originally recorded in print.

In addition, a number of low-cost cultural activities and excursions are arranged to offer an inexpensive way to experience London’s exciting cultural life and to see other parts of Britain. Professional guides escort trips to enhance the educational experience. Past activities have included:

  • Guided city tour of London
  • Theater performances of Wicked, Les Misérables and ballet performance of Romeo and Juliet
  • Day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s homes
  • Cricket match
  • Jack the Ripper, Street Art and Royal London walking tours

Please note that students may need to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.

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