Study Abroad in London, England - University College London

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Study Abroad in London - University College London: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals

Student Residence

  • Room with other AIFS or UCL students
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom
  • Centrally located

Meals

Allowance worth $1,000 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries. Students can opt out for a reduced program fee

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in London.

UCL Facilities

You will study in Bloomsbury, the academic district of central London. You will have access to the UCL campus for classrooms, 17 subject libraries, computer labs and cafés. With the British Museum, British Library and many other London institutions on the doorstep, Bloomsbury provides plenty of inspiration as well as being walking distance from Regent’s Park and the vibrant Covent Garden and Soho for shopping and entertainment.

Cultural Activities & Trips

In addition to day trips and excursions a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of British life. Typical activities, tours and visits may include:

  • Black London, Rock Music, Street Art and Royal London walking tours
  • Rugby and soccer matches
  • Day trips to Oxford, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Brighton
  • River boat cruise along the Thames
  • Performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Theater performances of Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and the Woman in Black
  • Ballet performance of Cinderella
  • Traditional afternoon tea

You may be asked to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.

Cultural Travel

With its extensive rail services and five international airports London is the perfect starting point from which to explore the U.K. and cities of Europe. You will find low-cost airlines offering inexpensive round-trip flights to mainland Europe along with train and bus options for travel around the U.K. The AIFS staff are always available to help you make plans and share practical travel and safety advice.

AIFS in London Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

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.

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