Study Abroad in London, England - Shakespeare's Globe

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Shakespeare's Globe Program: Living Abroad

AIFS in London Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Corinne Cohen

Phone: (44) 207 368 8506

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

Residence Hall

You will live in the exclusive Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

  • Double or triple room
  • 24-hour reception/security
  • Library, computer lab, coffee-shop, student affairs office and common room with T.V. and DVD player


  • Five meals per week in the Richmond student cafeteria

Transportation Pass

Valid on buses and the 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 Cinderella
  • Day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, home to the Royal Shakespeare Company and Shakespeare’s homes
  • Day trip to Oxford, one of the most famous university cities in the world
  • Cricket match
  • Harry Potter, 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.