Forms and Deadlines

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Only a Few Spots Remain for Summer 2020 – Apply in time!

Priority applications have first choice of classes and deposits insure your place in the program once admitted. Students have always received at least one, if not usually both of their top two choices of classes.

While we encourage you to secure your spot in the program/classes by the Priority Deadline, deposits and applications are accepted until we are full on a case-by-case/rolling basis. You may submit applications without a deposit initially, which will keep you atop our waitlist.

Additional Forms 

  • Passport information

    Global Initiatives accepts passport applications during business hours in MacMillan. Please note you must have *an official passport photo* available at MacMillan, local post offices, CVS, etc.

  • Independent Thematic Sequence/Forms
    A self-designed Independent Sequence taken in London is usually approved with our sponsorship.

Important Dates/Calendar 

September 26 and 27—Join us for Open House/Information Sessions in BAC during Miami's Study Abroad Week and Fair held in Armstrong, September 25, 4-7pm! See Current Courses and Program for details about current Lit London info sessions.

Mid-September—Course Selection Form/Application for current program available on our site.

October—Students holding valid US passports expiring before **December 30, 2020** should apply or renew now. See passport information links above.

Friday, November 15—Priority deadline for all program participants for Course Selection Form/Applications and Housing Form/Deposits of $750. Students planning to intern are also advised to file Preliminary Internship Form by this date.

After November 15—Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for non-interning applicants (see below).

January 15—Final possible deadline for Preliminary Internships Forms and Housing Deposits for prospective interns. Students planning to intern must verify that they hold a valid passport number by this time (see above).

January 25—Deadline for Internships follow-up materials; more info TBA.

December–January—Confirmation of course selections and special registration process opens.

February—Complete pre-departure paperwork through StudioAbroad.

February-March—Preliminary internship on-campus interview meetings with London internship coordinator and Dr Peterson. Informal meetings and get-together events for all new enrollees with faculty and fellow students. Find travel buddies and friends. 

March—We recommend you start looking for airfares several weeks before purchase.

End - March—Deadline for program fee (minus deposits) due at AIFS CT office. (See Costs and Financing for further details.)

Late April—Orientation meeting with faculty, students, and AIFS staff. Parents, partners, families welcome! This is a mandatory meeting for all participants. The second part of orientation is held in London on arrival.

May—Program begins on Tuesday, May 19 for 2020. Travel normally commences from US on Monday, May 18 on overnight flights, with arrival in London on Tuesday morning/afternoon.

May 20-22—Orientation week begins in London Wednesday through Friday. Courses begin following week.

June 27—Program ends. Vacate apartments on this date, travel home. Please note interns must leave the UK within seven days of the program's end.