London

Live, learn and work in the heart of London

The global educational and international internship opportunities are only part of the excitement. Earn 6-9 credit hours in this six-week, June-July program through class and an internship. You will live in a flat located in the heart of London. Through the internship experience, you will have hands-on engagement with a field related to your major such as fashion, art and design studios, advertising/public relations/marketing firms, global organizations serving families and children, financial enterprises, and more. You will also have ample opportunities to visit museums, take in theater, visit historic sites, attend art festivals and local markets, and tour landmarks from Stonehenge to the Tower of London.

Dates

June 12 – July 26, 2024, Summer Thru Session 2024

Application Deadline

December 1, 2023 ($300 deposit payment)

Approximate Cost

$7000, excluding airfare (tentative)

Program fee includes six weeks in a student residence in Central London; transportation pass for buses and underground trains; orientation program; sightseeing tour of London; a ticket for the London Eye; two theatre tickets; two full-day guided day trips from London by private coach; afternoon tea river cruise and entrance to the Tower of London; access to the computer lab and library at AIFS, British Life and Culture lectures; access to the AIFS student center, emergency contact services, services of an experienced AIFS program coordinator and student advisors; classroom equipped with computer and projector; internship placement for students who select this option, classes and guided tours for students taking courses.

Other costs: Roundtrip airfare to London, passport and Tier 4 Visa for an internship (must be obtained before arriving in the UK); UGA tuition and fees for six hours of credit; expenses in London: meals, souvenirs, and other personal expenses.

Pre-departure meetings for London are mandatory during spring semester 2024 for all students accepted into the program. Dates for meetings will be announced in January 2024.

While studying in London, students will experience

  • The excitement of living in an international city while earning college credits.
  • The richness of London’s museums, theatre, fashion, business, and financial districts.
  • Opportunities for day trips to places such as Bath and Stonehenge.
  • London's historical sights such as the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace
  • Fabulous markets, beautiful parks, and a delicious array of international foods

Courses Offered

  • FACS 5711 (British Life and Culture), 3 hours of credit, Instructor, Margaret Caughy: Using a global perspective to understand issues surrounding consumers and families, this course will present unique views on British culture.  Of interest will be the historical nature of England’s culture including its long history of theater and plays; the education and medical systems, the social hierarchy in London and the unique relationship that exists between England and the United States. 
  • FACS 5915 (International Internship), 3 hours of credit, Instructor, Margaret Caughy: To gain experience interning in a major international city with a business, industry, or organization related to your field of study
  • FACS 5950 (Life in Two London Communities) 3 hours of credit, Instructor, Margaret Caughy: This course is designed to explore how Londoners living in two different communities experience daily life. Students will explore how differences in neighborhood physical and social context are reflected in differences in Londoner’s lived experiences in terms of work, school, and family life.

Information Sessions

Date: Thursday, October 12th, 4:30 p.m

Location: Dawson Hall, Room 306

Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 5:30 p.m.

Location: Dawson Hall, Room 306

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