Study Abroad in London, England - Internship

Intern Abroad in London: Living Abroad

AIFS in London Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Corinne Cohen

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

Student Residence

Students are housed in university residence halls or approved satellite buildings in the Kensington area.

  • Double or triple rooms
  • Single rooms available on limited basis ($450 per person per 3-week session)

Meals

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday in the university cafeteria
  • Students on the 9-week Internship program will receive 10 meals per week once the internship begins
  • Students on the 12-week Internship program will receive a pre-paid debit card to subsidize the cost of meals once the internship program begins

Richmond Facilities

You will study in Kensington, one of the most picturesque and safest areas of central London. 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. Running, horseback riding and boating are available in Hyde Park.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of British life and culture the AIFS staff organize an active social and cultural program. A guided city tour is included in the program fee – see Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

Other events are offered which are subsidized from student fees so students pay a much lower rate than they would if they bought tickets directly from local theaters and tour agencies.

Last year’s activities included:

  • Walking tours including Black London, Street Art and Harry Potter
  • Rugby and cricket matches
  • Day trips to Stonehenge and Salisbury, Oxford, Bath, Stratford Upon Avon and Brighton
  • River boat cruise along the Thames
  • Performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Theater performances of Wicked, Matilda, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and the Woman in Black
  • Ballet performance of Cinderella
  • Traditional afternoon tea

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

Besides arranged activities, there are a wide range of events taking place in and around London during the summer, such as Trooping the Color, the Ascot races, Wimbledon tennis tournament, Henley Royal Regatta, rock concerts, theater in the parks and much, much more. Information on these events will be made available to students upon arrival in London.