The goal of our 40+-year-old program is to help you explore contemporary London, both physically and culturally. Gain a deeper knowledge of British culture, including the central importance of history to the British. Explore the global impact of Britain on Western culture, including art, literature, and financial and political systems. Choose from more than 40 IES Abroad-taught courses taught by expert local faculty at our Center, as well as a course at one of our prestigious local partner universities—City University, Queen Mary, or the School of Oriental & African Studies. Not only are there hundreds of courses and disciplines available through our partner universities, but you also have the opportunity to make local British and international friends. Additional unique offerings include our Global Leadership Certificate for students interested in leadership studies (see page 14) and our creative workshop courses that focus on the production of a piece of creative work (writing, film, or fine art). While adding study abroad to your résumé is impressive enough, adding an international internship is even more powerful, and can help distinguish your application for graduate school or a job opportunity in today’s competitive market. Before you depart, we talk to you about the type of placement you’d like and then work to match you with a placement in London. Service learning placements are also available if you would like to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s culture and society.
AIFS in London offers several study abroad options options including dynamic internship opportunities. Students can opt to do a Certificate in British Studies Program and focus on courses related to British culture, or choose from myriad courses in business, finance, economics, public relations, psychology, sociology, journalism, communications, art, history and more. Volunteer opportunities and an International Internship Program are also available. London is diverse, modern and thriving city, and with AIFS, central London is just outside your door. Situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace count among the notable neighbors. A major political, financial and cultural center, London is one of the world’s most 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.
Located in the posh Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, CAPA’s London Program sits in Victorian townhouses minutes away from famous landmarks. Travel everywhere by the Underground “Tube” or take a stroll down any street to find something amazing. Take in the free museums, embrace the “foodie” culture, or enjoy the sights, London has something for everyone. Not to mention the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city.
London's cultural, social, and ethnic diversity is unlike anywhere else on Earth, and whether you're a budding designer, architect, actor, or simply a student of the world, the experienced staff and faculty of Faraday House are ready to help you get the most out of your semester in London. By the time you return to the U.S., you will not only have augmented your understanding of other nations, cultures, and historical and artistic traditions, but you will also have seen America from the outside, though others' eyes. The SU London center is in Bloomsbury, the heart of academic London. The SU London program features specialized programs in architecture, design, drama, and music industry. Course clusters are also offered in international business/management and sports management.Internships are also available in a variety of fields for 3 credits. Students must be enrolled in the semester program in order to take part in an internship.
In this semester program you will study and practice photojournalism and documentary filmmaking/storytelling using the diverse people and places of London as your subjects. You will learn photography and filmmaking technique, aesthetics principles and applications, and visual storytelling from an award winning master professor, photographer and filmmaker in the field. The stories you create will focus on experiences during your time in London, those of distinguished US expats living in London, and those of guest presenters including distinguished British photographers and filmmakers.You will learn about British film history and attend the prestigious BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival, where more than 300 films, documentaries, and shorts are screened from around the world. You do not need to be an expert in filming or in a film-centered disciplines. Instead you should want to learn more about documentaries and documentary “literacy” that you encounter in daily life.
Pioneering musicians. Innovative theater. Iconic architecture. Celebrated literature. Whatever you're seeking, you'll find it when you study abroad in London. England’s capital city has long been known for its museums, markets, pubs, history, entertainment, and fashion; it's also home to diverse educational institutions that help you meet your academic, career, and personal goals. Explore this vibrant metropolis through courses that turn the city into your living classroom. You can gain résumé-boosting experience through our international internship program, and immerse in local culture by volunteering, writing for a student newspaper, or joining on-campus clubs and activities. No matter where your interests lie, you’ll discover what you seek in this historically and culturally rich urban center.
Central Saint Martins Semester/Summer Programs: Central Saint Martins large, purpose-built campus is an exiting and energetic creative factory, bringing together students from the widest range of disciplines under one roof. Independent, risk-taking students who embrace the challenge of self direction thrive here.London College of Fashion Semester/Summer Programs: London College of Fashion’s rich heritage and responsiveness to changes in design practice have positioned it as a leading global provider of fashion education, research and consultancy. Combined with its forward-thinking business and management portfolio and its relationship with the global fashion and lifestyle industries, London College of Fashion is the underpinning of its mission to “Fashion the Future”.London College of Communication Semester/Summer: London College of Communication’s modern central London campus is the best possible springboard for students wanting to progress in the rapidly expanding design, broadcasting, publishing, advertising, film and media industries. LCC is wired into theses industries more than any other British university.Chelsea College of Arts Semester/Summer: Chelsea College of Arts offers cutting edge, modern teaching from its Grade II listed buildings overlooking the Thames and next to the inspiring Tate Britain gallery. Facilities include an outstanding art and design library and spacious, specialist workshops where you will meet passionate students from a wide range of disciplines.Camberwell College of Arts Semester/Summer: Camberwell College of Arts is a century old institution at the heart of a bohemian community that values inventiveness, collaboration and curiosity. The college is located next to the South London Gallery, in one of the city’s most vibrant, urban boroughs – a lively, friendly environment, brimming with artist’s studios.Wimbledon College of Arts Semester/Summer: Wimbledon College of Arts is a small, specialist art college with an outstanding reputation in fine art and theatre. Students join a close-knit and friendly community, far enough away from the centre of London to have space to think and work in the leafy outskirts of London, but just a 15 minute rail journey to the city’s rich cultural centre.HIGHLIGHTSLondon, an international center of business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics and finance, has inspired creativity and cutting-edge innovation for centuries. There is something for everyone in London: a bustling financial district, street markets, green spaces and elaborate parks, ruins, monuments, political machinations, art galleries and museums. Monuments to Britain’s glorious past are found throughout London, including the Tower of London, the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, the British Museum, and Trafalgar Square. Because of its famed galleries, the energy of Soho, the history that lives in the streets, the pub scene and the tranquility of London’s parks, London is alive with sources of inspiration.
Enjoy the eclectic vibe of a large, green campus located in the heart of an exciting cosmopolitan city that is both affordable and friendly. The University of Manchester is a world renowned research institution and is one of the largest course offerings of any single-site institution. The university boasts 25 Nobel Prize winners from its staff and students. A multi-cultural city that is popular with students, Manchester is an excellent affordable alternative to London.
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