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Study Abroad | London

England | University of the Arts London | Spring 2023
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Select Your Program Option:

  • Fall 2023

  • Spring 2023

Overview

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 the Arts London. Accommodations and courses are in Kensington, a picturesque area of central London surrounded by sites of historical and cultural interest.

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 16 semester credits

  • Courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English

  • Housing

    Student residence/apartment

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    Stonehenge and Salisbury, Cambridge (fall) and Oxford (spring), 5 day field trip to Paris on the London College of Fashion Semester

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience

  • On-Site Resident Director

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

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • AIFS Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

Program Details: Study Abroad | London Multi Discipline

Program is closed

Dates

January 6, 2023April 14, 2023

Term

Spring

Application Deadline

October 15, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$20,995

Stay for a year to save on cost

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

All full year students are required to obtain a student visa before departure. Once your final payment is received, AIFS will provide instructions to help you secure the visa. Due to the time this takes, we advise you to apply early.

Areas of Interest

  • Area Studies
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Cultural Studies
  • Fashion
  • Fashion Design
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Photography

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 (UAL) is comprised of six renowned colleges. It has 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. 

  • Area Studies
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Cultural Studies
  • Fashion
  • Fashion Design
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Photography

London College of Fashion Semester

These programs offer students the opportunity to study a range of fashion-related courses in one of the fashion capitals of the world, London. The program fee includes a five-day fashion and culture field trip to Paris. Each trip is customized to complement the London studies by providing further inspiration and learning through a series of guided walks, talks and visits. 

A series of courses aimed at business students wanting to know about the mechanics of the fashion industry and fashion students needing to know more about fashion business. 

A series of courses aimed at both fashion and design students wanting to immerse themselves in the contemporary methods of communicating fashion that bridge the gap between creativity and enterprise. 

A series of courses aimed at fashion design, product and industrial design students wishing to push their creativity and expand their skills to make inspired fashion products for real people. 

On each program students will enroll on 3 mandatory courses for a total of 6 credits. Students then select elective courses from the appropriate list for an additional 6 to 10 credits. The program has a maximum of 16 semester credits available. 

London College of Fashion Semester

These programs offer students the opportunity to study a range of fashion-related courses in one of the fashion capitals of the world, London. The program fee includes a five-day fashion and culture field trip to Paris. Each trip is customized to complement the London studies by providing further inspiration and learning through a series of guided walks, talks and visits. 

A series of courses aimed at business students wanting to know about the mechanics of the fashion industry and fashion students needing to know more about fashion business. 

A series of courses aimed at both fashion and design students wanting to immerse themselves in the contemporary methods of communicating fashion that bridge the gap between creativity and enterprise. 

A series of courses aimed at fashion design, product and industrial design students wishing to push their creativity and expand their skills to make inspired fashion products for real people. 

On each program students will enroll on 3 mandatory courses for a total of 6 credits. Students then select elective courses from the appropriate list for an additional 6 to 10 credits. The program has a maximum of 16 semester credits available. 

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Living Abroad

Student Residence/Apartment

  • Twin shared room with other AIFS or UAL students
  • Shared kitchen and bathroom

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, Academic Year and Semester Programs

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Dr Elizabeth Wesner

For over ten years I have been working in international education, across the US, UK and Asia. I have been lucky enough to live in Tianjin, Hong Kong and Liverpool but I look forward to welcoming you to my capital city, London. I was brought up in a small rural town in Central Virginia before leaving to study Education at the University of Virginia. During my college years, I spent the summer months working and studying with foreign students in China and South Korea. These experiences were life-changing, leading to my career in international education. Only one out of every ten American students studies abroad, so simply being on this program makes you stand out from the crowd. My team and I will make sure you make the most of your study abroad opportunity and look forward to welcoming you to London.

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:

  • Black London, Rock Music, Street Art and Royal London walking tours
  • Rugby and soccer matches
  • Day trips such as Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon and Brighton
  • River boat cruise along the Thames
  • Theater performances of WickedPhantom of the OperaLes Misérables, and The Woman in Black
  • Ballet performance of Cinderella
  • Traditional afternoon tea

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.

University of the Arts London prides itself on the variety and quality of its facilities, from state-of-the-art design suites to traditional print studios. Students can access the libraries, Learning Zones, cafés, shops and galleries at any of UAL’s sites, as long as they can show their ID card. 

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 the UK. 

Stone pillars on a field in Stonehenge.

Stonehenge and Salisbury

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. 

  • England
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
The front of a large castle-like building in Cambridge, England.

Cambridge (Fall Only)

Take a guided tour of Cambridge, a city with beautiful architecture and a rich intellectual history. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees. 

  • England
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
A courtyard at Oxford.

Oxford (Spring Only)

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
A group of happy students at a carnival.
A view of Prague.

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 15, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    November 5, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 5, 2023
  • Program Begins
    January 6, 2023
  • Program Ends
    April 14, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    April 15, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

Optional Flight Package

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.)

Depature City

Fee

  • Atlanta
    $1,260.00
  • Boston
    $1,140.00
  • Buffalo
    $1,280.00
  • Charlotte
    $1,300.00
  • Chicago
    $1,220.00
  • Cincinnati
    $1,280.00
  • Columbus
    $1,240.00
  • Dallas
    $1,320.00
  • Denver
    $1,340.00
  • Des Moines
    $1,320.00
  • Detroit
    $1,280.00
  • Houston
    $1,320.00
  • Los Angeles
    $1,220.00
  • Miami
    $1,260.00
  • Minneapolis
    $1,400.00
  • New York
    $1,120.00
  • Newark
    $1,120.00
  • Orlando
    $1,320.00
  • Philadelphia
    $1,260.00
  • Phoenix
    $1,340.00
  • Pittsburgh
    $1,300.00
  • Raleigh/Durham
    $1,320.00
  • San Francisco
    $1,340.00
  • Seattle
    $1,360.00
  • St. Louis
    $1,340.00
  • Washington/Dulles
    $1,260.00
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Ready to Study Abroad in London?

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