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Simon Russell Beale as King Lear in the Spring and Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet in the Fall, just two of the many amazing features of our 2014 programmes!

News just in! Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing Hamlet in summer 2015 at the Barbican. See article here.

"I can't put into words what an amazing time I had. I learned so much from my classes and my host family. The program is outstanding and I will recommend it to other students. The excursions in and outside of London were all amazing. We got to experience almost everything guidebooks recommend you see when you travel to London as a part of our program. Wonderful!"

Fall Semester 2011 student


Latest News...



We are delighted to announce the appointment of a brand new Director of London Programmes.

Dr Susie Thomas will be taking the helm here at AHA London from 1st February. Whilst we are all sad to see Dr Martin Upham step down from his directorial role, we haven’t entirely shaken him off yet as he’ll still be teaching on the semester programmes for the foreseeable future! Susie may be familiar to some of you as our literature tutor, teaching classes on the British Novel. She is also an active and highly-regarded academic and author, so we are very lucky to have her on board.

Exciting times!


London Humanities Semester Programmes


Spring 2014 is our next semester programme...watch this space for details in the weeks to come...

Join our closed Spring Semester Facebook group (Spring Semester 2014 students only - see below for Spring Quarter 2014 group)


Week beginning 14th April: students will visit the Science Museum, and the Tate Modern for the Richard Hamilton exhibition. They will also attend a performance of acclaimed Irish play The Weir in the West End, as well as having a tour of the Supreme Court of the UK.

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Week beginning 21st April: students will visit the National Portrait Gallery, and visit Stratford upon Avon for two days: Shakespeare's birthplace, the bard's grave, a performance of Henry IV Pt 1 at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

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General Course Information

For more general information on our London Humanities Semester Programmes, click here...

Application deadlines

  • Spring Semester 2015: 1st November 2014
  • Fall Semester 2014: 15th June 2014

    (N.B. some universities state their own deadline for study abroad applications, so please check with your home university)



Are you interested in studying abroad in London, England?
See our Quarter, Semester and Summer info pages or visit the main AHA International website for more details


All AHA's programmes are taught by real experts in their respective fields. Meet our faculty...


'London in a Word' from Fall 2013 student Michael McGovern.


What to expect from your AHA London experience: a firsthand account! Check out this wonderful video from Fall 2013 student Lauren Anneberg :)


It's got to be London! Couple produce video to convince Australian niece to visit London! And we totally agree! Check out this news article for more, or see the YouTube video below...


The Times' Top 50 Museums in the World...and 40% of the top 10 are in London!

  1. Smithsonian Museum, Washington
  2. British Museum, London (a 10 minute walk from the London Centre)
  3. Acropolis Museum, Athens
  4. Sir John Soane's Museum, London (a 5 minute walk from the London Centre)
  5. American Museum of Natural History, New York
  6. Imperial War Museum, London
  7. Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
  8. Palace of Versaille, Paris
  9. Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  10. National Museum of China, Beijing


It's official! London is (almost) the top place to study in the entire world! If you don't believe us, check out this BBC News article for more details...

And London has been voted the best city in the world, knocking Paris off the top spot!


Send us your photos!
If you've taken any snapshots of amazing sights and interesting people around London, England or Europe, send them to mary@ahalondon.org.uk. Our favourites will be featured on the excursions page.


Twenty-five things you should know before studying abroad (humorous/informative!)


Old friends...
If you're a past student of the London Programme and happen to be passing, do pop in and say hi, or drop us an email. We'd love to know how you're getting on! :¬)

Or why not join our AHA Alumni group on Facebook...?


Reccommend us...
And, if you had a great time studying here and want to share your thoughts with us and the rest of the world, let us know and we'll feature your comments on the In Your Own Words page...


Straight from the horse's mouth...
See what past students really thought of their time here in London on the studyabroad101.com website: Communications Summer School and London Humanities...4.5 out of 5 is pretty good!

And click here to see what one of our recent students had to say about their time studying with AHA London...


Everyday London
Whilst it's almost a sin not to visit some of the famous sights of London, that touristy element is not really what this great city is about...

Studying with AHA provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in 'everyday London' because you live here and work here, and by the end of your course, we hope you will be able to call it home!


The AHA London Centre is perfectly located to make the most of all London has to offer: we are a 10-minute walk from the British Museum; 15 minutes from the British Library, financial district, St Paul's Cathedral and the West End. We are 5 minutes from 3 underground 'tube' stations (Holborn, Russell Square and Chancery Lane) and a 15-minute walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras International train stations (direct train travel to the continent via Eurostar)

See this map for exact proximity!


We're quite a peaceful bunch here in the UK, and this newly-released study seems to prove it! See the UK Peace Index.


Thanks to Portland- and London-based advertising giant Wieden + Kennedy for their recent donation which will fund a scholarship on the London Programme in 2013-14.




About AHA


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Sending your students to London?
You can hire classrooms at the AHA London Centre. Click here for more details.



Plan your London travel with TFL's Journey Planner and live updates

London Tube Map

Top Ten Tube Travel Tips!

National Rail Enquiries

Cheap UK coach travel with National Express and MegaBus


Things to do in London:

TimeOut London

101 Things to do in London

Official London Guide


All in London

London Eating

London Ears


ATG Tickets for westend theatre


London Humanities Quarter Programmes

Spring 2014 is our next quarter programme...watch this space for details later in the year.

Meet our visiting English Professor from the University of Oregon, Elizabeth Wheeler...


Join our closed Spring Quarter Facebook group (current students only)

  • Dates of term: 30th March - 14th June 2014
  • Orientation Schedule
  • Course Timetable
  • Course Syllabi
  • Up-coming Excursions
  • Calendar of Events
    • Please note: these events are 99% certain, but there will be more added as time goes on, both before and during the term
    • Also, not all events are for all students - we will go through this in more detail during orientation
    • Check individual course syllabi for detailed information on class visits and the excursions page for information on day trips
  • Weekly Bulletins
  • Quarter Photos (please email us or post them in our Facebook group)

Week beginning 14th April: students will visit the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Britain gallery, the Science Museum and the Sugar and Slavery exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands; and attend a brand new play: Kingston 14 at the Theatre Royal Stratford East!

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Week beginning 7th April: students will attend a performance of King Lear at the National Theatre, visit the Tate Modern gallery for the new Matisse exhibition, and then head to historic Bath Spa for the day to visit the Abbey and the Roman Baths

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General Course Information

For more general information on our London Humanities Quarter Programmes, click here...

Application deadlines:

  • Spring Quarter 2014: 29th January 2014
  • Spring Quarter 2015: 29th January 2015
    (N.B. some universities state their own deadline for study abroad applications, so please check with your home university)





London Summer Programmes

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our 2013 Summer Communications programme, we are delighted to announce that we will be running two 5-week sessions back-to-back during the summer of 2014.


Each of the two sessions will be capped at 30 places, so don’t delay! Apply now!

See here for course information (syllabi, timetable, excursions, orienation schedule, etc from the previous programme)


Our Harry Potter Summer School (or Fantasy on the Fringe, to give it its proper title!) will run from 11th July to 6th August this year (2014). The first 2.5 weeks will run in London, and the final 1.5 weeks will be held in Edinburgh.

Here are a few events from last year to whet your appetites:

And many more!

Useful info (from 2013)...




Please email us for more information on any of the above.


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