Why Study in London?
For information on this specific trip email: Professor Kristina Casper-Denman
An exciting and easily maneuverable European city, London is a major financial, political and cultural capital that boasts of rich museums, libraries, famous theaters, concert halls and historic buildings. The capital of England and the most populous city in the United Kingdom with its population of seven million, it is home to more parks and gardens than any other capital in the world. Imagine yourself in London, experiencing the British life and culture on a daily basis, and taking "the tube" (local subway system) to your classes at the University of London Union.
HIGHLIGHTS OF LONDON
- Open to students age 18 and older who have completed 12 units of college course work with a minimum 2.25 grade point average.
- Optional flight transportation package; accommodations in fully furnished apartments with kitchen in the Historical Center of London.
- Take lower division courses that are transferable for Bachelor's degree credit.
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 three other California community college districts 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 London will appear on transcripts issued by the participating colleges.
Study abroad is a life-changing and transformative experience for many students, affecting their social and cultural awareness of the world. Below are 10 reasons to inspire you to study abroad from the Institute of International Education:
- Learn more about yourself and become more self-aware
- Boost your self-confidence and independence
- Learn another language
- Learn more about your own country by going to another
- Expand your worldview
- Strengthen adaptability, communications, and team building skills
- Enhance your career opportunities
- Experience another culture firsthand and enhance your cross-cultural competency
- Make new friends from around the world
|Application Due||June 13, 2018|
|Depart US:||Thursday, September 6, 2018|
|Arrive London:||Friday, September 7, 2018|
|Semester Break:||Oct 22 - Oct 26|
|Depart London:||Friday, December 7, 2018|
|Arrive U.S.:||Friday, December 7, 2018|
PROGRAM COSTS/FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS
AIFS REFUND DATES
Refund requests must be done in writing to AIFS. They accept emails and that is generally the easiest way (email@example.com). See official AIFS refund policy on your Agreement & Release form on AIFS application. Dates to remember regarding AIFS refunds once you are enrolled in the program:
- On or before June 13, 2018: Last day to request refund of $450 deposit less $150 processing & non-refundable deposit fees.
- After June 13, 2018 - on or before July 13, 2018, AIFS will not refund any of the $450 deposit as well as any non-refundable deposits
- After July 13, 2018: Withdrawal for any reason - Total program fee is due. NO REFUND OF PAYMENTS after this date.
For more details: AIFS Refund Page
Info Sheet (PDF)
|AIFS Pre Departure
|Go to AIFS Site
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London Fall 2018 Classes
|Chart of Class
and Bios (PDF)
PROPOSED CLASS OFFERINGS
All students will take at least 4 classes. Everyone is required to take the British Life & Culture class and at least one other class offered through their home school, and then any two others:
CONTRA COSTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT / LISA ORTA
English 126: Critical Thinking: The Shaping of Meaning in Languages
English 150: Introduction to Literature
English 180: Drama and Performance as Literature
LOS RIOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT / KRISTINA CASPER-DENMAN
ANTHRO 300: Physical Anthropology
ANTHRO 320: Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory
ANTHRO 330: Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
ANTHRO 391*: Study Abroad Life & Culture
SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE / ALBERT YU
BAD 10: American Business in a Global Context
BAD 18: Legal Environment of Business
BAD 52: Human Relations
SAN MATEO COMMUNITY COLLEGE / SCOTT HAINE
HIST 101: History of Western Civilization II
HIST 106 World History II
HIST 247 Women in History
*Student must enroll in the British Life, Culture and Language course offered by the campus that processes their program application. This class is the same class for all four schools.
LONDON FALL 2018 APPLICATION PROCESS
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR LOS RIOS'S STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
To apply for the London Study Abroad Program, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 and have completed at least 12 transferable college units at the time the student applies. In addition, the student must be 18 years of age at the time of boarding the airplane. Students who do not meet these minimum qualifications should refer to the information about Provisional Student Enrollment below.Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis and because classes have limited enrollment, students are encouraged to apply early in order to reserve a spot in the classes of their choice.
FORMS TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH LOS RIOS'S STUDY ABROAD OFFICE
Once you have applied online through AIFS, you will be contacted by Los Rios Study Abroad Office for an appointment.
Please fill out the forms below and bring them to your appointment: