Spend a semester or academic year in the lively, worldly city of London, England, with AIFS Abroad! As a major political, financial and cultural center London is one of the world’s most thriving and cosmopolitan cities. Home to a multitude of museums and galleries, concert halls, theaters, historic buildings and a host of beautiful urban parks, London has something for everyone. Whether your interest is art or theater, fashion or film, business or music, London has all the resources you could want for a stimulating study abroad experience.
|Rec. Semester Credits
|Fall, Spring or
|Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior Minimum of 2.5 GPA
|12 semester credits
How it works:
Working side by side with locals is an ideal way to gain insight into another culture, to understand different approaches and to prepare for the realities of working in a multicultural and interdependent world. AIFS Abroad has designed the Study + Internship Program to combine a traditional academic learning experience with a unique opportunity to study working life in the U.K. first-hand with placements in London-based organizations. As a global center of finance, fashion, and media, London has some of our best internship placements in nearly every career field. Internships are part-time, individually tailored to students, and we start with getting to know your strengths and your career goals.
Students select two courses of 3 credits each from the regular offering of courses on the Traditional Academic Program in addition to a mandatory 3 credit British Life and Culture Course. Along with these classes, students undertake a 90-135 hour placement and the International Internship in London course which is 3 credits.
In a competitive world, practical experience is an invaluable addition to classroom learning. The internship provides vital insight into a career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and development of professional and personal skills. International work experience helps students test a potential career path while exploring interests and abilities in new ways. Academic credit for the AIFS Abroad London program is awarded by Fairfield University.
Placements are available in the following fields:
Anthropology, art history, business, criminal justice, fashion, history, marketing, political science, sociology and many more.
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Where You'll Study
The AIFS Global Education Center in London consists of two classroom buildings in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, one of the most prestigious areas of the city and in a location that gives easy access to all that this wonderful capital has to offer. Classrooms are within walking distance of Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum as well as numerous stores, restaurants and cafés. Imperial College, the Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music are in the same neighborhood. The Resident Director and Student Advisors are available to help students adjust to life in London and provide a friendly and familiar face. Free Wi-Fi is available in all buildings and there are a small number of computers for student use/printing.
What Makes AIFS Abroad different?
Professional development is at the foundation of our preparation for participants’ time abroad. We utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help all participants understand themselves better, provide a vocabulary around their natural talents, and deepen the impact of their experience abroad.
Access, Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity (AIDE)
As an organization we are committed to ensuring all identities are able to thrive in an inclusive global educational environment. Everyone has a complex identity, and the different aspects of your identity are important when deciding on a program and location. Review our Social Identity Pages to assist you when selecting a program that best fits your interests and needs.
AIDE General Social Identity Resources
We are the first education abroad provider to sign on with the
Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE).
Focused on making education abroad carbon neutral, we include
carbon offsets for all participants' return flights, environmental
education connecting students on the ground to environmental
projects, and make our own business practices more
- Pre-departure advising
- Onsite Resident Director
- Cultural & Social
- Excursions & day trips
- 24/7 Emergency
- Carbon offsets
EXCURSIONS COULD INCLUDE
- Oxford (Spring 2024)
- Cotswolds Villages (Fall 2024 and Spring 2025)
- Stonehenge and Salisbury
- and more.
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS & OPPORTUNITIES
- Group flight package
- Airport transfer
- Additional excursions
SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
AIFS funding, combined with other sources of financial support students can access, will help make international education goals attainable. Find out more about what we have to offer.
Learn more about funding