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Spend a summer in cosmopolitan city of London, England with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options offered by the AIFS Global Education Center in London. Live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, surrounded by places of extraordinary historical and cultural interest, such as the Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace.
You’ll earn up to 12 credits, awarded by Fairfield University. Programs include a Traditional Academic Program and a Diversity in London Program. Programs are offered during various sessions of different lengths throughout the summer.
You'll stay in shared rooms in residence halls or apartments in the Kensington area. You will receive a meal allowance to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries.
Cultural and social activities will include:
Walking tours including Black London, Street Art and Harry Potter
Rugby and cricket matches
Day trips to Stonehenge and Salisbury, Oxford, Bath, Stratford Upon Avon and Brighton
River boat cruise along the Thames
Performance at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Theater performances of Wicked, Matilda, Les Misérables, and the Woman in Black
Ballet performance of Cinderella
Traditional afternoon tea
An optional, exciting 3-day trip to Paris, France is also offered
Over 50% of students receive financial support from AIFS!
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
The AIFS program at Richmond offers courses taught in English in economics, international relations, humanities (anthropology, art history, history, communications, literature, religion, sociology, theater and philosophy), international relations and political science. For a summary of courses available to students, please see the AIFS catalogue at aifsabroad.com. Specific Ohio State course equivalences and credits will be determined by the appropriate Ohio State academic departments.
Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
Be approved. Student may either select courses from the pre-approved course list or seek course approval via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this priorto submitting their applications.
Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
PLEASE NOTE: Course approval, either via the pre-approved course list or completion of the credit evaluation process, does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students must consult their program provider regarding course availability and talk with their Ohio State academic advisor to ensure that approved course options are appropriate given their degree requirements. All students should have multiple back-up courses approved. Canceling participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy.
Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797. Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.
This program offers multiple sessions during the summer semester. While completing your OSU application, you will be asked to submit your intended session(s) and credit(s). The AIFS Study Abroad in London: Summer offers the following options:
Session A: 3 credits
Session B: 3 credits
Session C: 3 credits
Session AB: 6 credits
Session BC: 6 credits
Session ABC: 9 credits
Please refer to the AIFS website for more detailed information.
Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.
Applicants are required to submit TWO applications:
1. OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
2. AIFS application.
IMPORTANT: Both applications must be submitted by the Ohio State application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students will pay the AIFS program fee* and GeoBlue International insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The AIFS program fee includes tuition, housing, excursions, ten meals per week and in-country orientation.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification from OSU, they will be held responsible for a $200 cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
*OSU students participating on an OSU-approved AIFS semester program will discount of $400 (each semester);
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. Both the OIA and AIFS applications must be submitted by the Ohio State deadline. The AIFS application can be found at aifsabroad.com. All AIFS application materials must be submitted directly to AIFS.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.
I think the most valuable thing I gained from the program was an appreciation for other cultures through interactions with residents and experiences around London and the city.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.