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Study Abroad | London

England | St George’s, University of London | Summer 2023
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Overview

Spend a summer in the diverse and lively city of London, England, with AIFS! Study health sciences at St. George’s, the U.K.’s only university to share its campus with a major teaching hospital. The campus boasts clinical laboratories, a simulation center, dissection facilities and more. Located in the south-west London neighborhood of Tooting, the campus is ideally situated in an area recently voted as one of the top ten coolest neighborhoods in the world by Lonely Planet. 

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

    4 semester credits

  • Courses

    Courses offered in health and biomedical sciences, research

  • 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 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

Dates

July 8, 2023August 4, 2023

Term

Summer

Application Deadline

March 1, 2023

Inclusive Fees

$6,990

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Eligibility

Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

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

Academics

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

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

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 by learning firsthand from researchers and undertaking their own short structured research project.

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A student in front the London Underground sign.

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, 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, Summer Program

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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. 

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.

Previous years’ activities in London have included:

  • Black London, Rock Music, Street Art and Royal London walking tours
  • Rugby and cricket matches
  • Day trips to Stonehenge and Salisbury, Oxford, Bath, Stratford Upon Avon and Brighton
  • Day trip to the Royal Ascot horse racing
  • River boat cruise along the Thames
  • Performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
  • Theater performances of WickedPhantom of the OperaLes Misérables and The Woman in Black
  • Ballet performance of Cinderella
  • 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:

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
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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
    March 1, 2023
  • Deposit Deadline
    March 20, 2023
  • Scholarship Deadline
    March 1, 2023
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    July 7, 2023
  • Program Begins
    July 8, 2023
  • Program Ends
    August 4, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    August 5, 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
    $1,794.00
  • Boston
    $1,610.00
  • Buffalo
    $1,679.00
  • Charlotte
    $1,771.00
  • Chicago
    $1,587.00
  • Cincinnati
    $1,932.00
  • Columbus
    $1,679.00
  • Dallas
    $1,817.00
  • Denver
    $1,909.00
  • Des Moines
    $1,817.00
  • Detroit
    $1,794.00
  • Houston
    $1,840.00
  • Los Angeles
    $1,679.00
  • Miami
    $1,748.00
  • Minneapolis
    $1,771.00
  • New York
    $1,495.00
  • Newark
    $1,495.00
  • Orlando
    $1,817.00
  • Philadelphia
    $1,702.00
  • Phoenix
    $1,909.00
  • Pittsburgh
    $1,679.00
  • Raleigh/Durham
    $1,725.00
  • San Francisco
    $1,909.00
  • Seattle
    $1,978.00
  • St. Louis
    $1,817.00
  • Washington/Dulles
    $1,817.00
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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