Why study in London?

Study abroad can be an enlightening, maturing and life-changing experience. As students live in and learn to understand a different culture, they are challenged to re-examine themselves, their attitudes and their studies. London has an immensely rich cultural heritage. England and America share political and historical roots that stretch back to the Magna Carta.

London is a city of contrasts where modern office buildings overlook Victorian palaces, medieval fortresses and Georgian town houses. The population is as diverse as the architecture. Londoners come from all parts of the globe and share a cosmopolitan life of dress, customs, cuisine and culture. More than 60 theaters provide opportunities for students to experience live, professional productions. Four major symphony orchestras reside in London. Leading ballet, contemporary dance and touring companies all perform in London, a city resplendent with concert halls and music festivals.

London offers an unparalleled range of live rock and ethnic music performances. Historic galleries and museums provide opportunities to view many of the world’s artistic masterpieces. London is a city of theatre companies, from the National Shakespeare and Royal Shakespeare companies to the street entertainers in the parks and tube stations.

The program

The study abroad partnership program provides a unique academic experience. Students enroll in 12 units through Citrus College. Eligibility to participate requires a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in at least 12 units of previous college level course work. First year students enrolled in 12 units may be accommodated if their campus coordinator approves a “progress report.”

London courses are taught by faculty from your college or one of the colleges that are members of the Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad. The classes will require the same academic commitment that they would demand on your home campus. All courses are listed in the Citrus College catalog and are transferable to CSU or UC or both. Most meet general education or major requirements (refer to the Citrus College catalog online at www.citruscollege.edu). Copies of transcripts will be mailed to all students attending member colleges, and official transcripts can be requested by all participating students at semester’s end.


  • Accommodation in either a shared homestay or student apartment.
    • Homestays include twin-room accommodation. Continental breakfast Monday – Friday and shared kitchen.
    • Student apartments typically house 2–6 students. Apartments include shared bedrooms, equipped kitchen, living area and bathroom. No meals are included.
  • Student medical and program fee refund insurance policies.
  • London Transport travel pass, for use on the buses and underground trains in travel zones 1 and 2 (for students in shared apartments) and zones 1, 2 and 3 (for students in homestays).
  • Orientation program with AIFS staff including an information packet, welcome reception and half-day guided sightseeing tour of London by private bus.
  • Access to the wireless-enabled AIFS Student Center and computer lab and theservices of AIFS’ Student Advisors for information, personal advising/counseling and 24-hour emergency contact service.
  • Membership, with borrowing rights, of the local public libraries.
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC).
  • Special membership of the University of London Union giving access to Union clubs and societies and, at an additional cost, sports facilities.


  • The AIFS program fee, with accommodation in a shared homestay, is $7,345.
  • The AIFS program fee, with accommodation in a shared apartment, is $8,725.

These fees exclude airfare, a $250 refundable damage deposit, optional medical insurance upgrade ($65) and optional personal effects coverage ($90), passport or visa fees if applicable, meals other than those indicated on the itinerary, personal expenses, any SCFC tuition or administrative fees, textbooks and anything not specified.

These fees are guaranteed not to change as a result of fluctuations in the $ exchange rate.