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Study in London

The London Summer 2019 study abroad program is now full!

The Florence Summer 2019 program is still accepting applications until March 8.  Contact Bill Wrightson

If you have interest in the Los Rios district semester study abroad programs, specifically Barcelona Fall 2019, go here.

London 2019 Program dates

Departure:May 25, 2019

Return: June 23, 2019

Application deadline: March 1, 2019 or until full (first come, first served)
Parliament - London

Program highlights: Sigmund Freud Museum, Charles Darwin Museum, British Museum, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery,Tower of London, Tate Modern Art Gallery, Imperial War Museum, Museum of London, Westminster Abbey, British Library, Stonehenge, Bath, Cambridge, Two West End Theatre performances, Globe Theatre tour and performance of a Shakespeare play, view of London from the top of the Shard (Many field trips and excursions include Blue Badge guided tours), welcome group dinner, farewell group dinner.

Cost:  $4495 for apartment housing (includes all field trips, excursions, shows, tube and bus transportation in London, two group dinners, and use of the American Institute of Foreign Studies computers and their travel advice/local guidance.

          $3845 for homestay housing (includes all of the above)

          Optional Group Airfare (Non-stop from SFO to London-Heathrow with transfer) - $889.  

Course: Psy 415: Psychological Elements of British Life and Culture. 3 units transferable as GE to CSU

Here is the official 2019 brochure and a PowerPoint presentation

We expect to take about 20 students this summer.  First come, first served until full  Spots are secured in the program when a deposit of $450 is made through the online application to American Institute of Foreign Studies.

Formal presentations regarding details of the program are given periodically at each of the Los Rios Community College campuses. Alternatively, students can meet individually with Mark Stewart at American River College to get all the details.  These presentations or meetings cover the housing options, the group airfare option, a typical day/week, expectations of students in the Psychology course associated with the program, and anything else that students need or want to know about the program.

Here is information about the Gilman Scholarship for study abroad programs. There are two application cycles for summer study abroad scholarships: the first is in October and the second is in March. The first would let allow you to know whether or not you got the scholarship before having to pay a deposit on the London program.  In the second cycle, you wouldn't know if you got the scholarship until after having to pay the deposit on the London program.  

In addition, this year for the first time we are offering two $1000 scholarships through the Los Rios Foundation.  They won't pay for the entire experience but could help someone who might otherwise not be able to participate. To be eligible you must complete the application for the London program (although the $450 deposit is not required until after winning the scholarship) as well as the scholarship application to the Los Rios Foundation.  Here is the link to the Los Rios Foundation Scholarships.

Please contact Mark Stewart for the application link or more information: Behavioral/Social Sciences, American River College, Sacramento, CA 95841, Ph. 916-484-8319, E-mail: