Spend May in London, one of the great capitals of the world and home to the iconic Globe Theatre made famous over 400 years ago by William Shakespeare. Study on-site with the education staff at The Globe, learning from professional actors, directors and other theater practitioners.
This May Term program can be combined with these summer program sessions in London for a longer study abroad experience:
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.Review Our Policies
3 credits from Fairfield University
Shakespeare’s Globe: History and Performance
London Transport travel pass
Guided sightseeing tour of London, walking tours, theater performances
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Adrianna from Western Kentucky University recently took over our Instagram story to talk about her summer abroad in London, England with AIFS!
During your time abroad you will live in London, within easy travel of the AIFS Global Education Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe, the many museums, galleries, theaters and green open spaces of central London. Housing will be in shared rooms in a student residence.
Self-catering cooking facilities.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in London.
A travel pass for use in Zones 1 and 2 on buses, underground (tubes) and overground trains on the London Transport system
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.
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.
London’s transportation system is also renowned, and the London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.
Chris has several years’ worth of experience in international education and support. Before joining AIFS, Chris worked in student resident life for many years. Growing up in Ealing, West London, Chris has studied abroad on an exchange to the University of North Texas and lived abroad in Toronto, Canada. Chris holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Surrey and a Masters in Urban Planning from University College London. Traveling around the world is something that Chris really enjoys, and Chris has been to over 36 countries around the world ranging from Bosnia to Japan. You can find Chris exploring and learning about different neighborhoods in London on the weekend and is always on the lookout for “hidden gems” that few people know about including local restaurants, markets, nightlife and experiences. Chris’s big passion is watching football and Chris supports the mighty Tottenham Hotspur and attends matches whenever possible. Feel free to contact Chris about a variety of things including things to see and do in London and the UK, housing, healthcare, traveling, saving money and much more.
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 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. Activities include:
Theater performances: Attend two performances at the Globe and experience Shakespeare’s work just as theatergoers did in the 1600s.
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. Previous years’ activities included:
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)