Study abroad gives students the chance to visit London

American River College and the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), a study abroad program associated with the Los Rios Community College District, are organizing a study abroad program in London. The program will be headed by ARC Psychology Professor Mark Stewart.

The fee for the program is $4,075 excluding airfare and other external fees that may be included on the trip.

Unlike another study abroad program, which will visit Florence, there will be no meal voucher provided for students on the trip.

Any fee not covered by financial aid will need to be paid for by the student.

“If you’re eligible for any grants or loans, then that bulk of the funding goes to the study abroad program. Anything outside of that you’ll have to pay on your own,” said financial aid officer Ge Lor.

The program will be held in the summer of 2015 and will be accepting applicants throughout October. The tentative date for departure to London is May 31, 2015, with the return date expected to be June 28, 2015.

The deadline for applying is Mar. 6, 2015.

The trip will consist of tours throughout London, where students will visit historical sights such as the Freud museum and also see plays like “Les Miserables”.

The AIFS is providing access to their student center and student computer lab with free internet and printing so students can have a productive working area.

ARC faculty who want to be able to go on the trip must apply for a certificate to teach out of the country. After applying, the faculty member must get approval from the dean.

Stewart will teach Psychology 415: Psychological Elements of British Life and Culture during the trip so students can obtain an understanding of how elements in British history and culture have influenced the science of psychology.

Psychology 415 is worth 3 units and is transferrable as general education to a CSU.

Students who would like to enroll in this program or would like to find more information must contact Stewart and also visit his faculty web page which can be found at ARC’s website.

To read about a similar study abroad program to Florence, Italy, go to


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