London, England, Fall 2014

London, England – Fall Semester 2014

Program Dates

  • Depart the US: Friday, September 26 , 2014
  • Arrive in London: Saturday, September 27, 2014
  • Depart London: Friday, December 5, 2014

What is Included in the Program?

  • Your academic program taught WCCCSA faculty in London and local guest lecturers.
  • Your housing in London. Housing is provided with a British family in a “homestay.” You will be staying in twin rooms and breakfast is provided Monday to Friday, and dinner is provided Monday – Thursday. You can use the kitchen for the preparation of other meals. All bed linen will be provided and there is weekly use of a washing machine. Living in a homestay is a great way of getting to know real “Brits” and to experience British family life and culture.
  • Your travel in London – transportation pass for unlimited use on the tubes (subways), buses and night buses for the duration of the program.
  • Computer facilities at the AIFS center – free Internet (including wireless), desk top computers and printers.
  • An orientation program consisting of orientation meetings with AIFS staff, maps, handouts and handbooks, a welcome reception and half-day sightseeing tour of London.
  • AIFS will offer a meal money program whereby students can lodge money (in sterling) at the beginning of the quarter and be given it back every week or two weeks (depending upon student preference) throughout the programme. Information will be included in the student information packet and discussed at the orientation meeting.
  • A cultural program of optional activities designed to enable you to get the most out of your stay in England. The activities are heavily subsidized by AIFS and are available at very affordable prices. Typical events include day trips to Oxford, Stonehenge, Stratford Upon Avon, Bath and Brighton. A football (soccer to you) match is usually offered, and a Jack the Ripper walk, plus theater performances – in 2011 they included Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Warhorse, The Nutcracker, Comedy Store. You can sign up and pay for these events upon arrival in London.
  • Access to the AIFS Student Center, where experienced Student Advisors provide information, personal advising/counseling, a 24-hour emergency contact service.
  • A British Life and Culture course taught by British instructors, focusing on historical, political, economic and cultural aspects of contemporary Britain, including weekly lectures and 3 related field trips.
  • Membership of the University of London Union which enables you to join Union clubs and societies, eat in the low-cost student cafeterias & pubs and, at an additional cost, use the sports facilities.
  • Membership, with borrowing rights, of the local public library.
  • Medical and program refund insurance policies.

Optional Components:

  • Transportation package: Consisting of international airfare (Seattle – London – Seattle) and round-trip transfers overseas between the airport and the housing in London for an additional $TBC excluding mandatory U.S. government and airline-imposed departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges (estimated at $TBC) for which you will be billed separately.
  • Optional Extra Protection Insurance Coverage, including increased medical insurance ($65) and/or personal effects insurance ($90) as outlined in the AIFS program brochure.
  • Scotland tour: choose to participate in a 5 day, 4 night excursion to Scotland (departing Thursday afternoon, returning Monday evening) for a supplemental fee of $625.This is a brilliant way to visit the best of bonny Scotland, accompanied by a Scottish guide. Included in the price is a return train ticket from London to Edinburgh, 4 nights hostel accommodation with breakfast included (2 nights in Edinburgh, 1 night in Loch Ness, 1 night on the Isle of Skye), a 3 day guided bus tour to the highlands and islands of Scotland, 2 evening meals and the services of an AIFS staff member throughout the excursion.

Program Fee

Based on an enrollment of 25 or more participants, for the services specified above, the fee per person is $6,875. This fee excludes airfare, a $250 refundable damage deposit, optional insurance upgrades, passport or visa fees, meals other than those listed, personal expenses, tuition, textbooks, additional field trips or excursions required by the WCCCSA faculty and anything not specified. These fees are guaranteed not to change as a result of fluctuations in the $ exchange rate.

Optional Transportation Package

On a space-available basis, students may purchase the optional transportation package consisting of round-trip airfare (Seattle – London–Seattle) and round-trip transfers overseas between the airport and the housing in London for an additional $TBC excluding mandatory U.S. government and airline-imposed departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges of $TBC (subject to change) for which students will be billed separately.

A minimum of 10 participants must purchase the flight for it to be offered.

Deadline to Apply Is

Friday, June 27, 2014

For more information, contact:

Ivan Breen-Bellevue College Study Abroad Coordinator


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