Spend a semester or academic year in the lively, worldly city of London, England, with AIFS! As a major political, financial and cultural center London is one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities. Home to a multitude of museums and galleries, concert halls, theaters, historic buildings and a host of beautiful urban parks, London has something for everyone. Whether your interest is art or theater, fashion or film, business or music, London has all the resources you could want for a stimulating 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
Up to 15 semester credits
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English
Stonehenge & Salisbury, Cambridge (fall) and Oxford (spring)
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Green Initiative – Providing carbon offsetting for all flights
Paris, France (3 days) Spring 2023 only
Scotland (3 nights) Fall 2023 and onward
Meet Emily, a college student from Capital University who took over the AIFS Abroad Instagram story recently to answer questions about what it’s like to study abroad in London, England during her fall semester! Watch as she highlights what a typical day in the life looks like there.
During your time abroad you will live in London, within easy travel by public transport to the AIFS Global Education Centre, the many museums, galleries, theaters and green open spaces of central London. Housing will be in shared rooms in a residence hall with access to cooking facilities.
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in London.
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. A London Transport travel pass is included in your program fee.
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 leads a team of staff who provide you with advice and support during the program. An Academic team is also on hand to assist you with your courses and provide academic support in London.
To help immerse yourself in British culture, AIFS staff organize an excellent program of cultural and social activities to complement the academic program and to enhance the educational experience. Many activities promote a way of learning through “hands-on” experience as well as integration with the local community to allow students to get the most from life in London. Many events are included in the program fee with a few requiring a small supplementary fee giving students an inexpensive way to explore different areas. Examples of activities are:
Visits and activities in London:
AIFS can arrange volunteering placements for students wishing to take an active role in the local community and make a meaningful contribution during their stay in London. Placements may be with charities or NGOs – contact the Resident Director for more information. This is an excellent way to meet local people and gain a deeper insight into British culture and London life.
Take a guided tour of the 5,000 year old ancient stones of Stonehenge and visit nearby Salisbury, dominated by its spectacular cathedral. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.
Take a guided tour of Cambridge, a city with beautiful architecture and a rich intellectual history. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.
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.
Take an unforgettable tour of the spectacular Scottish countryside on a three-day guided bus tour of the highlands including ruined castles, stunning lochs and dramatic mountains. Includes round trip train travel; three nights’ accommodation in Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Isle of Skye; daily breakfast; and two evening meals.
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.)
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.Learn more