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Study Abroad | London

England | AIFS Global Education Center | January Term 2023
The Big Ben in London, England.

Overview

Spend January Term in the cosmopolitan city of London, England, with AIFS! Study history or literature at the AIFS Global Education Center in London. The Center is located in Kensington, one of the most picturesque areas of central London.

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

    Up to 3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Courses in fashion, history, marketing, sociology

  • 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

$4,495

Eligibility

Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 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

  • Fashion
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Sociology

Global Themes

  • Business, Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social & Criminal Justice
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Academics

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

The AIFS Global Education Center in London is in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, one of the most prestigious areas of the city and in a location that gives easy access to all that this wonderful capital has to offer.  

Classes are held in the AIFS Center and the Resident Director and Student Advisors are based there to help students adjust to life in London and provide a friendly and familiar face. Free Wi-Fi is available in all buildings and there are a small number of computers for student use/printing.

Academic credit for the AIFS London program is awarded by Fairfield University. Fairfield University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1942 in Fairfield, Connecticut, well known for their commitment to international education. Fairfield is a fully accredited university and member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In 2020 Fairfield and AIFS partnered to develop a school of record relationship that will allow academic credit to be available for both Fairfield and non-Fairfield students. The London course syllabi and faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Fairfield University. 

Earn 3 credits while studying in the heart of London. London itself plays a vital role in your study. Critically analyze the legacy of the British Empire and learn about the distinctive nature of Britain’s multiculturalism by engaging with London’s diverse communities, learn about fashion marketing in one of the fashion capitals of the world, explore contemporary social justice issues in the U.K. or find out more about the history of London on visits to Hampton Court Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

  • Fashion
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
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A student singing in London.

Living Abroad

Student Residence

  • Double rooms with shared bathrooms

Internet access is included in all AIFS London housing.

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

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside London and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of England. Previous excursions have included:

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
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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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Dates & Deadlines

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