- Europe /
- The United Kingdom /
- London /
- AIFS London - Richmond, The American International University in London
AIFS London - Richmond, The American International University in London
- Hosted at: Richmond American International University in London
- Location(s): London, The United Kingdom
- Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Gap Year, Research
Spend a semester, summer, January term or academic year in the classic city of London, England, studying at Richmond, The American International University in London. Please visit website for program-specific details and eligibility requirements.B... read more
I became more confident in myself as a woman and I feel confident traveling alone now. I also realized how passionate I am about a career in social media and marketing. Alexis V - Wright State University View Entire Review
I realized that I belong in London. I fit in with their culture more than Indiana's. The people I interacted with were so accepting and never made me feel like I was different just because of my skin color. Kayla Jackson - Ball State University View Entire Review
it was so worthwhile A student - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
I learned that you can truly do ANYTHING you set your mind to. It was the best decision I've made in my life thus far. Anthony - Ball State University View Entire Review
I learned how to be independent and how to deal with situations that do not go as I expected, whether it be missing a flight/train or being homesick when I didn't think I would be. I had to adapt and make the best of each situation and learn to live in the moment. Rachel Larson - University of Minnesota - Duluth View Entire Review
I was able to connect with a different lifestyle and learn about different cultures. I loved it. A student - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
I gained an understanding of what it is like to live outside of the seemingly closed off United States and experiencing the amazingly diverse city of London all while being able to cheaply travel to other cities in Europe and experience their history and culture. A student - Salem State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being independent, making friends, international travel, foreign currency, public transportation, British culture, and so much more. It was the best experience of my life and I miss it so much every day! Abigail Duffy - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I gained an appreciation for new cultures and a love for traveling throughout Europe. It was definitely the best decision I could have made and I hope to go back as soon as I can. Celeste - California Lutheran University View Entire Review
It was definitely worth while- I am trying to figure out the next time I get to go back to visit! I really learned how to adapt to new surroundings and experience everyday life outside of my comfort zone. Emma Whiting - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
I learned more about my ability to be independent and navigate myself with confidence around a huge city- completely worthwhile, once in a lifetime experience! Taylor A - University of South Carolina - Columbia View Entire Review
Words cannot explain how grateful I am to have embarked on this adventure. I was so nervous as all of you will be but it was such a great adventure. I some great friends that I will stay in touch with my whole life. I am also trying to find a way to get back to London someday. Dakota H - Western Washington University View Entire Review
I gained new skills and became more comfortable with traveling. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Wheelock College View Entire Review
Yes! I learned to become more confident and independent in my choices. Exploring a different city by myself and with other people really showed my what I am capable of. I became more interested in all types of art, and I know that I want a creative career. Adrianna Waters - Western Kentucky University View Entire Review
I gained a personal confidence that I never had before. It’s a bit difficult to explain, but the people and experiences helped me come out of my shell and taught me to be more independent. I also learned how to say “Where’s the restroom?” and “I’d like to order..” in six different languages! It was EXTREMELY worthwhile! The p... Clarissa Cueva - University of San Francisco View Entire Review
life lessons on growth and maturity, happiness, confidence, independence, friendships, etc A student - Birmingham-Southern College View Entire Review
I gained friends for a lifetime and an international perspective. Every minute of it was worthwhile. A student - Florida Atlantic University View Entire Review
I got to experience so many things I had always dreamed about. London is such an amazing city, and the people there were so welcoming. I would go back in a heartbeat. A student - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
I am way more independent, confident, and capable in general. I'm a family-oriented homebody, and studying abroad showed me what it's like to travel and live on your own. It really changed how I live and my goals for the future. It was absolutely worth it. Mikayla Lawrence - Western Washington University View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I gained so many new great friends, a new appreciation for learning, a taste of the world, and I got to jump into traveling the world. Cassandra Goodman - Ohio Northern University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more carefree. I was a massive planner before going abroad. If being abroad teaches you anything, it's that you have to go with the flow sometimes. Things aren't always going to work out how you planned them, but sometimes the way they do work out is even better. Danielle Pantano - Florida Atlantic University View Entire Review
I have absolutely no regrets from studying abroad. It gave me international travel experience as well as the ability to assimilate and adapt to different cultures at a fast pace. With any job, this is a highly valuable skill to have on a resume. Additionally, I have gained copious amounts of self confidence. Jacob - Minnesota State University, Mankato View Entire Review
I learned more about myself and grew more than I ever thought possible. I was always shy and quiet and was extremely anxious about making new friends abroad and through studying abroad and AIFS I made some of my best friends. I was also able to go on trips with people strangers and come back as friends. I learned that I can do... Maura O - Marywood University View Entire Review
This program was incredibly worthwhile because not only did I get to learn photography, see a beautiful city, and grow as a student, but I learned about cultural differences, independence, and myself. I am confident that my resume will be boosted by this experience abroad and that I will always be able to use the skills I learn... Bianca A - Towson University View Entire Review
You learn a lot, become more independent, and it's fun A student - Ohio State University - Columbus View Entire Review
Because of the wide range of degrees offered by Richmond, semester and academic year students have an array of courses to choose from to help fulfill and complement their degrees. With access to the full curriculum, students may opt to do a Certificate in British Studies Program, focusing on courses related to British culture or choose from a myriad of courses in business, finance, economics, public relations, psychology, sociology, journalism, communications, art, history and more on the Traditional Academic Program. A Freshman and Sophomore Program and volunteer opportunities are also available.
Live in a Residence Hall in the central London neighborhood of Kensington. Students share a double or triple room with a shared bathroom and breakfast and dinner provided by the residence cafeteria. Internet access is included in all housing. Alternative housing is available for students on the Freshmen and Sophomore Program on campus at Richmond Hill.
January term offers a history or literature course to earn 3 credits over winter break abroad.
Summer sessions offer an array of courses: 3 weeks/3 credits | 6 weeks/6 credits | 9 weeks/9 credits.
You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided city tours, museum visits, theater and musical performances, sporting events, and day trips to nearby cities such as Bath, Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge and Stratford-upon-Avon. An optional 3-day trip to Paris (taking students through the Channel Tunnel) is also offered.
London is a diverse, modern and thriving city. And with AIFS, central London is just outside your door. Situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace are just part of the neighborhood. A major political, financial and cultural center, London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Home to a multitude of museums and galleries, concert halls, theaters, historic buildings and a host of beautiful urban parks, London has something for everyone.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Communication and Media Studies
- Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communication
- English Language and Literature
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Mathematics, Statistics
- Religion / Religious Studies
- Social Sciences
- International Relations
- Political Science and Government
- Digital Arts
- Design and Applied Arts
- Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
- Film, Video, Photographic Arts
- Business Administration and Management
- Finance, Financial Services
- International Business
- Fashion Merchandising
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Each year, AIFS awards more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants and financial support to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs. Additional scholarships and grants are available to students at many schools across the country.
More than $800,00 in scholarships and grants are awarded each year
AIFS is a leading provider of study abroad programs, with a wide range of unique opportunities in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels, so you can have the study abroad experience that best suits you. The program fee is all-inclusive, making it simple for you to live, study abroad, and experience all that the world has to offer. Each year, more than $800,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students & institutions. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs.
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