Why Study in London?
London is an exciting city in which to live and study. Still one of the world's most beautiful capitals, it is rich in art, music, theater and literary history. It is the seat of British government and the world's longest surviving monarchy.
More than 40 theaters provide unrivaled opportunities for students to experience live, professional productions. Four major symphony orchestras and two opera companies reside in London. For followers of contemporary music, London offers an unparalleled range of live rock and ethnic music performances. A wide variety of museums and galleries provide opportunities to view many of the world's artistic masterpieces.
It is no surprise students want to come to London. London University alone has more than 50,000 students, and many more are enrolled at other universities, colleges and specialized schools. Students bring a more global perspective to their home campuses after experiencing the London study program.
Highlights of London
- Open to students age 18 and older who have graduated from high school and have completed 12 units of college course work with a minimum 2.25 grade point average
- Low cost flights, accommodations in either a shared homestay with a British family or in a shared apartment. Breakfast in shared homestay 7 days a week and access to cooking facilities
- Take lower division courses that are transferable for Bachelor's degree credit
- “Welcome to London” city tour
Why Choose this Program?
This program is offered to enable students to study abroad while making normal progress toward their degree objectives, and earning fully transferable units in courses taught by community college faculty and guest lecturers. This program is offered in cooperation with several California community colleges and with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), which arranges transportation, living accommodations, and a wide range of student and instructional support services. Students need not be currently enrolled at one of the sponsoring colleges in order to participate. Units earned in Florence will appear on transcripts issued by the participating colleges.
Dates and Meetings
- Depart the US: Thurs, Sept. 5, 2013
- Arrive in London: Fri, Sept. 6, 2013
- Mid-Semester Break: Mon, Oct. 21 to Fri, Oct. 25, 2013
- Depart London: Fri, Dec. 6, 2013
Optional Pre-Program Tour
- Depart the US: Sun, Sept. 1, 2013
- Arrive in Paris: Mon, Sept. 2, 2013
- Transfer to London: Fri, Sept. 6, 2013
- April 19, 2013 – Priority application deadline
- May 17, 2013 – Local application deadline
- June 21, 2013 – Late applications on space available basis deadline
- TBA – Mandatory pre-departure orientation meeting on a Saturday in August
Spring 2013 Information Sessions (for Fall 2013 Departure)
- Information sessions facilitated by Nicole Slovak-Villano (firstname.lastname@example.org), our SRJC instructor who will go to London with NCSAC-AIFS consortium faculty and students in the Fall of 2013
London 2013 Informational Meetings (PDF version)
- Thursday, January 31, 4:00-5:00 pm, room 4245, Doyle Library, Santa Rosa Campus
- Wednesday, February 6, 1:30-2:30 pm, room PC726, Mahoney, Petaluma Campus
- Monday, February 11, 1:30-2:30 pm, room PC726, Mahoney, Petaluma Campus
- Tuesday, February 12, 5:15-6:15 pm, room 4245, Doyle Library, Santa Rosa Campus
- Wednesday, February 27, 5:15-6:15 pm, room PC726, Mahoney, Petaluma Campus
- Thursday, February 28, 12:00-1:00 pm, room 4245, Doyle Library, Santa Rosa Campus
- Wednesday, March 6, 12:00-1:00 pm, room 4245, Doyle Library, Santa Rosa Campus
- Thursday, March 7, 1:30-2:30 pm, room PC726, Mahoney, Petaluma Campus
- Thursday, March 28, 2013, 2:00-1:00 pm, room. 4245, Doyle Library,Santa Rosa Campus
- Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 5:15-6:15 pm, Senate Chambers, Bertolini, Santa Rosa Campus
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