Spend a summer in the cosmopolitan city of London, England with AIFS! Choose from a variety of courses on the Humanities, Social Science and Business Program. You can also combine this program with the Shakespeare’s Globe or Museums and Galleries programs offered in May 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.
Stay Longer in London!
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 summer session
Courses offered in a wide range of subjects
Stonehenge and Stourhead (day trip, Session 1 only)
The Cotswolds (day trip, Session 2 only)
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
Adrianna from Western Kentucky University recently took over our Instagram story to talk about her summer abroad in London, England with AIFS!
During your time abroad you will live in London, within easy travel of the AIFS Global Education Centre, the many museums, galleries, theaters and green open spaces of central London. Housing will be in shared rooms in a 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.
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 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.
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 activities have included:
Visit the world-famous ancient site of Stonehenge where you can find out about the mysterious circumstances of its formation. The second visit of the day will be to the National Trust site of Stourhead, which is a beautiful 18th century landscape garden with lakeside walks, grottoes, classical temples and Stourhead House, a mansion with a wonderful library and art collection.
The Cotswolds, to the west of London, is well-known for gentle hillsides (‘wolds’), crystal clear streams, sleepy villages and for being so “typically English.” The countryside is dotted with villages, hamlets, and small towns with buildings made from local, unique, honey-coloured stone. You will visit a few of these villages on this day trip including to the “prettiest village in England.”
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.)