Welcome to AHA International's London site

Our Summer Communications students on the set of the One Show at the BBC

"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



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London Liberal Arts (Semester) Programmes


Fall 2016

Dates of term: 6 Sept to 12 Dec

Application deadlines:

  • Spring Semester 2016: 1 November 2015
  • Fall Semester 2016: 15 April 2016
  • Spring semester 2017: 15 November 2016

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



'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! :¬)


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.




Contact us


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


English Spring in London (Quarter) Programme

Spring 2016

Dates of term: 3 April to 18 June

Application deadlines:

  • Spring Quarter 2016: 1 December 2015

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




London Summer Programmes

Summer Communications 2016 will consist of two programmes, running simultanously


  • Day trip to Wimbledon Championships (SCI)
  • Guided tour of Chelsea Football Club
  • Measure for Measure at Shakespeare's Globe (SCI)
  • Performance at Shakespeare's Globe
  • Visit to Reuters news agency
  • A BBC Prom concert at the Royal Albert Hall - tbc
  • Guided tour of Lord's cricket ground
  • Lunchtime classical music recital at the Wigmore Hall
  • Behind the scenes tour at BBC News
  • Wembley Stadium talk and tour
  • Art exhibition at Tate Britain
  • A t20 cricket match at the Oval
  • Football match
  • Visits to Whitehall and the Houses of Parliament
  • Walking tour of the City of London
  • Backstage tour of the National Theatre
  • Threepenny Opera at the National Theatre
  • Various guest speakers from the national press


Application deadlines:

  • Summer I 2015: 1 Feb 2016
  • Summer II 2015: 1 Feb 2016

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



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