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Summer Study Abroad: Social Issues & Sustainability in London 

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Martin Luther King Jr. quote on a sign during a protest in London, England

Spend your summer studying in London, England! Earn up to 12 semester credits, depending on your course and program selection. You can choose from a wide variety of study abroad course options in London, including courses focusing on social issues like sustainability, human rights, immigration and more. 

Summer Study Abroad Options in London: Social Issues & Sustainability 

With nearly 40% of its population born outside the U.K., London is one of the most diverse cities in the world. Learn about the national, ethnic and religious diversity in London through the Diversity in London Program. Offered during Session 2, this summer study abroad program explores the experiences of minority ethnicities in London and the process of immigration. You’ll learn more about important topics like institutionalized racism and anti-racism movements in London, including Black Lives Matter U.K. In addition to classroom learning, you’ll engage with local Black and minority ethnic community and campaigning groups in London.  

The Diversity in London Program also explores the city’s history of activism and grassroots movements through guided walking tours such as a Black History walk, where you’ll learn about topics including the founding of the British Black Panthers in 1968. Students also visit important places like Brick Lane – the heart of the city’s Bangladeshi community – as well as organizations working to tackle institutionalized racism in modern Britain.  

Students in the Traditional Academic Program can also focus on social and sustainability issues. With a huge selection of courses to choose from in London, it’s easy to focus on the subjects that matter the most to you during your study abroad journey. There are several courses available that focus on a range of social and environmental issues, including human rights, gentrification issues, social care and mental health, sustainable urban development and immigration issues. 

Social Issues & Sustainability Course Highlights for Study Abroad Students

Many courses in London focus on social issues and sustainability. Here are just a few exciting course options available for Summer 2022: 

  • Global Cuisine and Food Culture in Britain 
  • Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice 
  • Comparative Education Systems 
  • London – Sustainable City? 
  • London – Global City 
  • Comparative Health Care Systems 
  • Protection of Human Rights 
  • LGBTQI+ in Britain 
  • Diversity in London: Minority Ethnicities, Immigration and Integration 

What is it like studying abroad in London?

“I have never experienced anything more impactful and life-changing than when I went to London for two summer abroad programs. My whole outlook on life and what I want to do in my future revolves around my Study Abroad experience in London. None of that would have happened without AIFS.” – Kayla J., AIFS in London alum 

“London is a huge city, so there are many languages spoken on a daily basis. I can easily walk down the street and hear 10 different languages spoken.” – Alexis V., AIFS in London alum 

Ready to immerse yourself in the diversity of London?

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