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Study Abroad | London

England | University of the Arts London | January Term 2023
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Overview

Spend January Term in the cosmopolitan city of London, England, with AIFS! Study design or media at the University of the Arts London. The campus is located in the hip London Borough of Southwark, not far from the Houses of Parliament.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Courses in design, media

  • Housing

    Double rooms in a student residence

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Oxford (day trip)

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Such as a sightseeing tour of London,a traditional afternoon tea, a day trip to Oxford, visits to London’s museums, galleries and landmarks, and exploration of London’s diverse neighborhoods

  • Welcome Event

    To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area and advise you about your stay

  • On-Site Support

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round trip flights U.S.-London-U.S.

    Round trip transfers between the airport and campus overseas

Program Details: Study Abroad | London Multi Discipline

Dates

January 2, 2023January 20, 2023

Term

January Term

Application Deadlines

October 1, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$4,995

Eligibility

Open to Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 3.0 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Area Studies
  • Communications
  • Multidisciplinary

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

University of the Arts London is comprised of six renowned colleges and boasts a world-class reputation. With over 200,000 alumni all over the world, UAL is a global creative community like no other. The university has been the launchpad for the careers of many creative leaders who have gone on to help shape culture in the arts, design, fashion, communication, media and performance. The specialized teaching staff at UAL is made up of professional artists, designers, critics and theorists. By studying under their guidance, students will be following in the footsteps of many pioneers in creative fields. 

Earn 3 credits studying at a pioneering, world-leading university in the heart of London. London itself plays a vital role in your study. You will learn about creative industries in the city not just in the classroom, but on visits to museums and local cooperatives and in the field, video-making on smartphones, putting into practice what you have learned.

  • Area Studies
  • Communications
  • Multidisciplinary
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Living Abroad

Student Residence

You will study at the London College of Communications at UAL, based in Elephant and Castle, in the borough of Southwark. The area is vibrant, artistic, and very centrally located. The AIFS Study Center is a short commute away in Kensington, one of the most picturesque areas of central London. The student residence is located an easy commute between the two and includes:

  • Double rooms with shared bathrooms

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in London.

Population

London has a diverse range of peoples and cultures, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries. London had topped 9 million people in 2020, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union.  

Culture

London is home to numerous museums, galleries, libraries, sporting events and other cultural institutions, including the British Museum, National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Library and 40 West End theaters.

Transportation

London’s transportation system is also renowned, and the London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

AIFS in London Resident Director, January Term Program

Dr. Elizabeth Wesner

An avid traveler, Elizabeth is the Head of Student Services at the AIFS Global Education Center in London, having settled in the U.K. after working abroad in various international education programs for over ten years. The student experience is at the heart of Elizabeth’s work, and she strives to ensure an excellent outcome for all students. Her work experience outside the U.K. includes teaching language and culture classes across the U.S., South Korea and China, and her graduate research included topics in multicultural education, educational access, and how students in different countries view and utilize study abroad. Prior to coming to AIFS Elizabeth worked in the International Studies Office at the University of Virginia and served as both Assistant Dean and Program Director at Florida International University’s China center.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of British life the AIFS staff organizes an active social and cultural program. Activities may include:

  • Guided city tour with a professional guide See Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London
  • Christmas at Kew Gardens Visit the world-renowned Royal Botanical Gardens.
  • Greenwich excursion Home to the Royal Observatory, the Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum
  • Performance at a West End theater London is renowned for its vibrant theater scene. See a show in the famous West End theater district
  • Afternoon tea tea in a pot, scones with cream and jam, finger sandwiches and dainty cakes; enjoy the most English of institutions in a charming tearoom
  • Visits to museums, galleries and landmarks
  • Walking tour to experience London’s diverse and multicultural neighborhoods and vibrant art scene
  • Curry night in Brick Lane, the heart of London’s Bangladeshi community. Sample what has become the U.K.’s national cuisine – curry! Enjoy a meal with new friends in a hip neighborhood of the city

Specific activities for your program will be confirmed prior to the program start date. Besides arranged activities and visits you will undertake as part of the course you select, there is always something going on in and around London. Your Resident Director will give you all the information you need to find events and activities that interest you.

Excursions

Included in your program fee are a range of day trips and a 3-day excursion which will take you outside Barcelona and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Spain. Previous excursions include:

A courtyard at Oxford.

Oxford

Visit Oxford, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Includes transportation, guided tour through the countryside, visit to one of the colleges, and free time.
  • England
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Barcelona,Spain
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    November 1, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 1, 2023
  • Program Begins
    January 2, 2023
  • Program Ends
    January 20, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    January 21, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to Study Abroad in London?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: studyabroad@aifs.com