Spend a semester or academic year in the political, financial and cultural center of London, England, with AIFS! Take a variety of course options at University of Westminster with local and international students in one of the world’s great cities. Accommodations and courses are across Central London, a great way to get to know London and explore all it has to offer.
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 16 semester credits
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English
Stonehenge & Salisbury, Cambridge (Fall 2023), Oxford (Spring 2024), and Cotswolds Villages (Fall 2024 and Spring 2025)
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; University of Westminster Wellbeing Services and Disability Learning Support
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network; University of Westminster Academic Support and Wellbeing teams and Careers and Employability Service
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Meet Brooklyn, a college student from Western Kentucky 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 spring semester! Watch as Brooklyn highlights what a typical day in the life looks like there.
AIFS students can apply for UW accommodation with options in Central London and at the Harrow Campus. Rooms are:
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.
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.
AIFS staff arrange a rich variety of activities to introduce students to life in the United Kingdom. There is an additional fee for many of these activities, but they offer an inexpensive way to experience London’s exciting cultural life and to see other parts of Britain. Professional guides escort trips to enhance the educational experience. Past events have included:
You may be asked to pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.
Besides arranged activities, there is always a wide range of events taking place in and around London, concerts, theater in the parks and much, much more. Information on these events will be made available to students upon arrival in London.
At the University of Westminster students have access to 24-hour libraries, state-of-the-art science laboratories, advanced IT services, online learning resources, art, design, film and TV studios, world-class audio recording studios, galleries, sports and recreational facilities, as well as one of the few Bloomberg Financial Markets Suites in the UK.
Their dedicated architecture, art and design spaces include specialist workshops for wood, metal, molding, casting, photography and ceramics, and a new cutting-edge digital Fabrication Laboratory that offers a suite of 3D printers and laser cutters.
The University of Westminster Student Union also offer a range of clubs and societies for students giving the chance to follow your interests, try out new hobbies and meet local students. Student can also access on campus gym facilities.
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.
The Cotswolds is well-known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), crystal clear streams, sleepy villages and for being so ‘typically English’. The countryside is dotted with villages, hamlets, and small towns with buildings made from local, unique, honey-coloured stone. This day trip includes round trip transportation and applicable entrance fees.
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.)