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Study Abroad | London

England | St George’s, University of London | Summer 2024
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Overview

Spend a summer studying health sciences at St Georges, University of London with AIFS! Established in 1733, St. George’s is the U.K.’s only university to share its campus with a major teaching hospital, and its alumni include pioneers in medicine such as Edward Jenner and Henry Gray. The campus offers clinical laboratories, a simulation center, dissection facilities and more. Located in the multi-cultural south-west London neighborhood of Tooting, SGUL is within easy reach of Clapham, Wandsworth, and Wimbledon, and a 30-minute tube ride into 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 6 semester credits

  • Courses

    Frontiers in Human Health explores global health, infection and immunity, genomic medicine, translational medicine, and human health

  • Housing

    University residence

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    such as a guided city tour of London, walking tours, theater visits and day trips

  • Travel Pass

    For use on London’s public transport system including the Underground (Tube) and bus

  • On-Site Program 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 Frontiers of Human Health

Program is closed

Dates

July 7, 2024August 4, 2024

Term

Summer

Institution

St George’s, University of London

Application Deadline

May 1, 2024

Inclusive Fees

$6,990

Eligibility

Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Minimum of 3.0 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

  • Health Sciences

Global Themes

  • Health Sciences and STEM
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Academics

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

St. George’s, University of London (SGUL) is a specialist university in London exclusively dedicated to education, training and research in medicine, healthcare and science. It shares a clinical environment with St George’s University Hospitals NHS (National Health Service) Foundation Trust, a major London teaching hospital, offering exceptional opportunities for knowledge exchange and translational research. SGUL was named the U.K.’s top university for graduate prospects three years in a row by the Complete University Guide. 

  • Health Sciences

The Frontiers in Human Health summer school offers you the opportunity to explore past, present and future approaches to tackling some of the world’s major health challenges. Connect with fellow students, teachers and researchers as you explore global health challenges and the research approaches used to address them. Fields covered include global health, infection and immunity, genomic medicine, translational medicine and population health.

This course is team-taught by a variety of experts in their respective fields, who are based at SGUL year-round. With a strong emphasis on research-informed teaching, this module will provide students with an opportunity to gain insight into multiple aspects of the research experience. You will engage with specialists, explore research facilities and have the opportunity to work in a group to design and complete your own short laboratory research project.

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Living Abroad

Residence

Students are housed within one of the SGUL student residences, located within a 20-minute walk from the hospital campus in Tooting.

  • Single rooms
  • Shared kitchen

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.  

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.

Tooting itself is known for its multicultural population and you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dining options within Tooting Market and the surrounding streets. Tooting Commons is a great park to relax in on a summer evening, and has been home to the iconic Tooting Lido, the largest open-air freshwater swimming pool in the UK, for over 100 years.

Tooting is approx. a 30-minute tube ride from central London.

Transportation

London’s transportation system is also renowned, and the London Underground is the oldest underground railway network in the world.

AIFS in London Director, Summer Program

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Chris Shia

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 Program 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 and culture the AIFS staff organizes an active social and cultural program. A guided city tour is included in the program fee – see Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London.

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. Last year’s activities included:

  • Walking tours including Black London, Street Art and Harry Potter
  • A sports event
  • Day trips to Stonehenge and Salisbury, Oxford, Bath, Stratford Upon Avon and Brighton
  • River boat cruise along the Thames
  • Theater performances such as WickedPhantom of the OperaLes Misérables and The Woman in Black
  • Traditional afternoon tea

Please note that students pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.

Besides arranged activities, there are a wide range of events taking place in and around London during the summer, such as the Ascot races, Wimbledon tennis tournament, Henley Royal Regatta, rock concerts, theater in the parks and much, much more. Information on these events will be made available to students upon arrival in London.

Located within one of the U.K.’s largest teaching hospitals, you will have access to a number of laboratories, simulation centers and a well-equipped library with computer suites that are open 24/7. The campus boasts a number of cafés and shops within the hospital, and five minutes’ walk will bring you to Tooting High Street/Broadway which is home to further cafés and restaurants, supermarkets, a covered market and a variety of high street clothes stores. A short Tube ride will connect you with central London museums, theaters and shopping districts such as the South Bank, Covent Garden and Camden. 

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:

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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
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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
    May 1, 2024
  • Deposit Deadline
    April 15, 2024
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2024
  • Visa Deadline****
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    July 6, 2024
  • Program Begins
    July 7, 2024
  • Program Ends
    August 4, 2024
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    August 4, 2024
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.
  • **** AIFS Abroad offers visa processing services to applicants who enroll into the program by this date. All other applicants who enroll after this date will be responsible for securing their own visa with guidance from AIFS Abroad.

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
    $1,960
  • Boston
    $1,800
  • Buffalo
    $1,860
  • Charlotte
    $1,940
  • Chicago
    $1,780
  • Cincinnati
    $2,080
  • Columbus
    $1,860
  • Dallas
    $1,980
  • Denver
    $2,060
  • Des Moines
    $1,980
  • Detroit
    $1,960
  • Houston
    $2,000
  • Los Angeles
    $1,860
  • Miami
    $1,920
  • Minneapolis
    $1,940
  • New York
    $1,700
  • Newark
    $1,300
  • Orlando
    $1,980
  • Philadelphia
    $1,880
  • Phoenix
    $2,060
  • Pittsburgh
    $1,860
  • Raleigh/Durham
    $1,900
  • San Francisco
    $2,060
  • Seattle
    $2,120
  • St. Louis
    $1,580
  • Washington/Dulles
    $1,580
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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