AIFS Partnership Programs: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

Northern California Study Abroad Consortium

Northern California Study Abroad Consortium
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London, England

Fall 2024

What is Included in the Program?

  • Housing in a twin room in a homestay within a residential neighbourhood of London in the inner 3 or 4 zones of the London transport system. Continental breakfast (cereals, toast, juice, tea/coffee) will be provided in the homestay daily and students will have kitchen privileges and usage of the laundry facilities. Wireless Internet is provided in each homestay. Bed linens are provided, towels are not.
  • For a supplemental fee of $1755, students can choose to live in a twin room in a supervised AIFS student residence instead of a shared homestay. Each residence is fully furnished and equipped with cooking facilities, private bathrooms and free wireless internet. Please note residence housing is subject to availability.
  • Orientation program in London consisting of an orientation meeting with experienced AIFS staff covering topics such as health and safety, local area information, workshops on cultural differences and travel safety, and a half-day sightseeing tour of London by private coach with the services of a professional guide.
  • Weekly cultural program of heavily subsidized extra-curricular activities including day trips, accompanied by professional guides, to a variety of locations, typically including Oxford, Bath, Brighton, Stonehenge/Salisbury and Stratford-upon-Avon, theater/sporting performances and guided walking tours.
  • Access to the wireless-enabled AIFS Student Center and the services of an experienced AIFS Program Coordinator and Student Advisors for information, advice and 24-hour emergency contact service.
  • Your travel in London – a transportation pass for unlimited use in zones 1, 2, 3 or 4 (dependent on housing location) on the tubes (subways), buses and night buses for the duration of the program.
  • A British Life and Culture Course focusing on historical, political, economic and cultural aspects of contemporary Britain, including 12 weekly lectures, 4 local field trips and a student activity (Course is subject to California Community College tuition.)
  • Membership of the Imperial College Union, giving access to over 370 Union clubs and societies, and to Imperial College events.
  • Student insurance policy.

Program Fees:

The cost of the program with the homestay option is $9,495. Students who choose to live in the student residence will be charged a one-time supplemental fee of $1755.

The program fee excludes airfare, optional medical insurance upgrade, passport or visa fees, meals other than those listed, personal expenses, any California community college tuition or administrative fees, textbooks, additional field trips or excursions required by the NCSAC faculty and anything not specified.  Please contact your nearest program coordinator for more information.

Optional Extras:

  • On a space-available basis, students may purchase the optional transportation package consisting of round-trip airfare between San Francisco and London and round-trip transfers overseas between the airport and the housing in London for an additional $TBC excluding mandatory U.S. government and airline-imposed departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges ($TBC) for which students will be billed separately.
  • Optional Extra Protection Insurance Coverage, including increased medical insurance ($65) as outlined in the AIFS insurance brochure.
  • Scotland tour: choose to participate in a 4-day, 3-night excursion to Scotland for a supplemental fee of $695. This is a brilliant way to visit the best of bonny Scotland, accompanied by a Scottish guide. Included in the price is a return train ticket from London to Edinburgh, 3 nights hostel accommodation with breakfast included, a 3-day guided bus tour to the highlands and islands of Scotland, 2 evening meals and the services of an AIFS staff member throughout the excursion.
  • Optional Trip Interruption or Cancellation Insurance: NCSAC students will have the option of purchasing additional trip cancellation or interruption insurance which allows them to protect their study abroad program. This policy includes options to cancel for any reason (CFAR) and interrupt for any reason (IFAR). Details of the Worldwide Trip Protector Plans with travel insurance underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company, rated A (Excellent) by A.M. Best 2019, are available on the Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) website. Students may purchase their plan directly through the CISI website.