Life in England

Where You'll be Studying

University of London

Classes will be held at the University of London in Bloomsbury. You will have the opportunity to meet British students as well as other international students in this college area of London.

You will have access to the AIFS (American Institute of Foreign Study) Student Centre and the services of an experienced AIFS Program Coordinator, AIFS Student Advisors, for information, personal advising/counseling, fax and mail service, and emergency contact service.

Students will have access to the wireless enabled student computer lab located in the AIFS Centre with free internet access and printing facilities.

Membership to the University of London is included, which gives access to the Union subsidized rates to sports facilities and the opportunity to join University of London clubs and class activities.


Accommodations are provided in a twin room in a homestay within a residential neighborhood in the inner 3 zones of the London transport system. Continental breakfast (cereals, toast, tea or coffee) will be provided in the homestay five days a week; Monday through Friday, and dinner four days per week; Monday through Thursday. Students will have access to the kitchen for the preparation of any other meals.

AIFS will offer a meal money program whereby students can lodge money (in sterling) at the beginning of the quarter and receive it back every two weeks throughout the program. Information will be included in the student information packet and discussed at the pre-departure orientation meeting.


Get to know London on a half-day panoramic city tour with a private motor coach. The Guide will highlight cultural and historical sights such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace and the West End. Although no entrances are included, there are opportunities to stop and take photos.

A subsidized cultural program of events, including five Friday daytrips, which may include Oxford, Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath, Brighton and Stratford Upon Avon, four theatre events, a football or rugby match and a walking tour will be available to students.

Independent Travel: Use your free weekends to travel Europe's great cities and resorts including Paris, Amsterdam and Edinburgh.

London Transport travel pass, valid for unlimited use on buses and underground trains in zones 2 and 3 are provided for the duration of the program.

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