Study Abroad - London, England

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Summer 2020 London

Travel dates: From July 21st to July 29th 2020

The course: GD 2 History of Graphic Design (UC/CSU/ transferable)

Important travel update (March 22nd 2020):

  • Here is what I know right now:

    • The class will be offered as an online class for Summer 2020 as planned
    • As for the travel part of the class:
      • Of course, right now, no one is traveling
      • Will travel restrictions be lifted by the end of July?
      • The travel vendor (AIFS), right now, has a deadline of April 22nd to sign up for the travel portion of the class
      • In my opinion the situation will not resolve itself by then
      • As soon as I know more about the travel I will update the website and email everyone on the “interest” list



(As planned right now but subject to possible alterations)

Day 1 & 2: (Tuesday July 21st and Wednesday July 22nd 2020)

Travel, Arrival, and British Museum

Day 3:  (Thursday July 23rd 2020)

Victoria & Albert Museum

  • Museum of Art & Design
  • District: Kennsington/Chelsea
  • Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL (Daily 10-17:45, Friday 10-22:00)

Day 4: (Friday July 24th 2020)

Day of visiting cultural landmarks and viewing the changing of the guard

Day 5: (Saturday July 25th 2020)

London Transport Museum

  • Explores the story of London and its transportation system over the last 200 years
  • District: Covent Garden
  • Covent Gardens Piazza, London, Wc2E 7BB

Artwords Book Hoxton

  • One of the city’s best resources for design books and magazines
  • District: Hoxton
  • 69 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY (Mon-Fri 8-8pm, Sat 11-7pm, Sun 10-6pm

Day 6: (Sunday July 26th 2020)

The Design Museum

  • Champions the design and impact it has on the world, while introducing you to the incredible people behind it.
  • Kensington
  • 224-238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG, London (10:00-18:00)

Day 7: (Monday July 27th 2020)

Material Lab

  • UK’s finest design resource studio and material library
  • District: London West End
  • 10 Great Titchfield street, London, W1Q 8BB (Mon-Fri 9-5:30pm, Sat & Sun closed)

Broadway Bookshop

  • Small but beautiful independent bookshop in busy Broadway Market
  • District: Hackney
  • 6 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 4QJ (Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5)

Day 8: (Tuesday July 28th 2020)

Present & Correct

Visit the Design Department of a London College

Day 9: (Wednesday July 29th 2020)



  • $2295 to (AIFS) The American Institute for Foreign Study
  • Air fare (and passport or visa fees if applicable)

  • The normal cost/fees of a 3 unit class at Saddleback College (GD2 History of Graphic Design)

For questions and/or to be added to the updates list for this class please contact me (Steve Gonsowski) at