Spend a summer studying at University College London (UCL) with AIFS! University College London (UCL) is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top universities, and you can take one or two modules alongside a truly international cohort of students from all over the globe. Study in the centrally-located Bloomsbury district in the West End of London, home to the British Museum, beautiful garden squares and a rich academic and literary history. Many courses use London as a learning environment, with excursions and field trips in and around the city to enhance your learning.
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 8 semester credits (subject to course and program selection)
Courses offered in brain sciences, computer science, crime and security, culture, literature and the arts, economics, business and management, education and research, geography and the built environment, health and medical sciences, law, sciences and mathematics
Double rooms in local homestays. Additional housing options are available, see Optional Components for more details
Daily breakfast in the homestay
such as a guided city tour of London, walking tours, theater visits and day trips
For use on London’s public transport system including the Underground (Tube) and bus
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Shared Student Residence
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.
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.
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:
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 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.
If you are studying on a customized, faculty-led program through your home institution, please visit AIFS Customized Faculty-Led for details..
You will study in Bloomsbury, the academic district of central London. You will have access to the UCL campus for classrooms, 17 subject libraries, computer labs and cafés. With the British Museum, British Library and many other London institutions on the doorstep, Bloomsbury provides plenty of inspiration as well as being walking distance from Regent’s Park and the vibrant Covent Garden and Soho for shopping and entertainment.
Guided tour. 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.
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.)