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Why Study in London?

For informationon this specific trip email: Professor Kristina Casper-Denman

London 2018

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


WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAM? 

ACADEMICS

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. 

PERSONAL:

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:

      1. Learn more about yourself and become more self-aware
      2. Boost your self-confidence and independence
      3. Learn another language
      4. Learn more about your own country by going to another
      5. Expand your worldview
      6. Strengthen adaptability, communications, and team building skills
      7. Enhance your career opportunities
      8. Experience another culture firsthand and enhance your cross-cultural competency
      9. Make new friends from around the world
      10. Travel
PROGRAM DATES:
Application Due June 13, 2018
Depart US: Thursday, September 6, 2018
Arrive London:  Friday, September 7, 2018
Semester Break:  TBD
Depart London: Friday, December 7, 2018
Arrive U.S.: Friday, December 7, 2018


PROGRAM COSTS/FINANCIAL AID/SCHOLARSHIPS

Program Fees and What Is Included Information Coming Soon!

AIFS REFUND DATES

Refund requests must be done in writing to AIFS. They accept emails and that is generally the easiest way (aifspartnerships@aifs.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:

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NCSAC London
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AIFS Student 
Handbook (PDF)
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AIFS Pre Departure 
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London Fall 2018 Classses

Thames River and the London Eye.

Chart of Class 
Schedules (PDF)
Course Descriptions 
and Bios (PDF)
Transferability of 
Courses (PDF)
Course Preference
Sheet (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 ###*: Study Abroad Life & Culture

SAN MATEO COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT / ALBERT YU

BAD 10: American Business in a Global Context

BAD 18: Legal Environment of Business

BAD 52: Human Relations

SANTA ROSA JUNIOR 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

Tower of London

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:

  1.  Student Emergency Contact Information
  2. Los Rios Waiver of Risk Form