Spend a summer in cosmopolitan city of London, England with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options offered by the AIFS Global Education Center in London. Surround yourself with places of extraordinary historical and cultural interest, such as the Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace. You also have the option to study on-site at Shakespeare’s Globe, learning from professional actors, directors and other theater practitioners.
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 6 semester credits per session
Courses offered in anthropology, business, communications, economics, criminal justice, English, environmental studies, gender studies, health sciences, history, literature, management, marketing, psychology, sociology, theater and acting skills
Student residence or apartment
For use on London’s public transport system including the Underground (Tube) and bus
Guided city tour of London, walking tours, theater visits and day trips
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
During your time abroad you will live in London, within easy travel of the AIFS Global Education Centre and Shakespeare’s Globe, the many museums, galleries, theatres and green open spaces of central London. Housing will be in shared rooms in a residence residence or a student apartment building (Shakespeare’s Globe program only).
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, making it the most populous municipality in the European Union.
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 organize 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.
To help you get a true taste of theater life, extracurricular activities have been arranged specifically for students on this program to enable you to become fully immersed in the life and work of the Globe. Activities include:
Theater performances: Attend 3 performances at the Globe and experience Shakespeare’s work just as theater-goers did in the 1600s.
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: