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 2018

What is Included in the Program?

  • Housing in a twin room in a homestay within a residential neighbourhood of London in the inner 3 zones of the London transport system. Continental breakfast (cereals, toast, juice, tea/coffee) will be provided in the homestay five days per week and students will have kitchen privileges and usage of the laundry facilities. Wireless Internet is provided in each homestay. A maximum of 4 students will be placed in each homestay (usually 2 students).
  • For a supplemental fee, accommodation is offered in a shared apartment in central London. Student apartments house between 2 and 6 students per unit. Each apartment is fully furnished and equipped with kitchen (including appliances and utensils), private bathroom and free wireless Internet. Student apartments are supervised by AIFS residential staff.
  • Orientation program in London consisting of an orientation meeting with experienced AIFS staff, student information packet including comprehensive student handbook, maps and essential local area information, workshops on cultural differences and travel safety, a welcome reception and 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, 5 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 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 plan.
  • International Student Identity Cards (ISICs) which provide students with recognized student status across Europe. AIFS and UK emergency information is printed on the back of these cards.
  • Special membership of the University of London Union giving access to Union clubs and societies and, at an additional cost, sports facilities.
  • Student medical and program fee refund insurance policies.

Program Fees:

The cost of the program with the homestay option is $8,595 and for the apartment option is $9,995 excluding tuition, which will be paid directly to your home institution. 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) and/or personal effects insurance ($90) 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 $TBC. 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.