Study Abroad in London, England - Shakespeare's Globe: History and Performance

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Shakespeare's Globe Program: Living Abroad

AIFS in London Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Dr Elizabeth Wesner

Phone: (44) 20 7636 0761
Email: ewesner@aifs.co.uk

For over ten years I have been working in international education, across the US, UK and Asia. I have been lucky enough to live in Tianjin, Hong Kong and Liverpool but I look forward to welcoming you to my capital city, London. I was brought up in a small rural town in Central Virginia before leaving to study Education at the University of Virginia. During my college years, I spent the summer months working and studying with foreign students in China and South Korea. These experiences were life-changing, leading to my career in international education. Only one out of every ten American students studies abroad, so simply being on this program makes you stand out from the crowd. My team and I will make sure you make the most of your study abroad opportunity and look forward to welcoming you to 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

Student Residence/Apartment

During your time abroad you will live in London, within easy travel of the AIFS Global Education Centre, the many museums, galleries, theatres and green open spaces of central London. Housing will be in shared rooms in a residence hall or student apartment building.

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in London.

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. Your activities include:

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

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 of the Royal Shakespeare (theater) 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.

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