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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

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
Based on 18 Reviews
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I gained much more independence and self confidence. Before I left, I thought that Washington was where I was going to live for the rest of my life. After living somewhere else, even if for only three weeks, I realized that it's a big world out there, and I can live wherever I want. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Kind of. - Drake University View Entire Review
I learned about different cultures, making friends of different ethnicities and cultural backgrounds (not just american), and learning how others have lived. One girl ran away from war to come to Londong. An amazing story and realize how precious life really is. Also, if first time on your own, learn more responsibility and in... - University of Missouri - Saint Louis View Entire Review
Definitely. I learned so much more about the world and about myself. The experience was totally worth while and I am so glad I didn't let my nerves get in the way! - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
London was definately worthwhile. My main goal was to travel as much as I could. Being in London and going to an international school was very cool because you met people from all over the world. I would love to go back and spend more time in London and touring Europe. - Daemen College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: London - Richmond, The American International University in London
It really changed my life! I actually am making plans to move there. - Tiffin University View Entire Review
Yes, I gained more than just acedemic knowledge. I learned how to interact with other cultures, and became more of an adult. After studying abroad all I want to do is go back to Europe and travel again! - University of North Dakota View Entire Review
YES! Doing this was probably one of the best decisions of my life. I had so much fun, met so many cool people, tried so many new things, and I feel like I really grew as a person too. With out having other friends or family there you really have a lot of stuff you have to do by yourself and you learn to be more independent. - Wartburg College View Entire Review
Yes, I went to religous places I never thought I would have gone. It brought me closer to my own religous practices. I also volunteered with a group of Latinas now living in London and that was eye opening. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It gave me confidence to explore other parts of the world. I will definitely go back. I wish I would have known we weren't going to have as much time to explore the city, I would have sacrificed more sleep. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, I wish I would have had a friend from home come along, but I met some really awesome people. I learned about a new culture and how life is lived in different countries. It was a refining process, like being a freshman in college all over again. I got to meet new people and be whoever I wanted to be and that wa... - Drake University View Entire Review
Yes, I am so happy I went. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
My experience abroad was absolutely worthwhile. The people I met, experiences I encountered, and the overall time I had was phenomenal. - University of South Dakota View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
ABSOLUTELY - University of California - San Diego View Entire Review
Experienced new cultures (visited 5 countries - weekend trips!) Met new different people, had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the world and myself. - Miami University of Ohio View Entire Review
I was able to focus in on where I want my life and my career to go after being in London. I also gained a broader knowledge of different cultures and lifestyles. I gained tollerance, peace of mind, independence, and most importantly a sense of self. - High Point University View Entire Review
Absolutely! I was amazing to experience a new country with different customs than your own. I would do it again in a heartbeat! - Elizabethtown College View Entire Review
Past Review La La La London!
Yes, no matter how poor I was (and believe me, I was, I came home with $8 to my name), I always found a way to have a good time and get worthwhile experiences. If you are willing to live a less luxurious lifestyle than you are used to, you can make things work. - Seton Hall University View Entire Review
It was definitely a worthwhile experience. I now plan on finishing up my community college year, transferring to a state college next year, and going back to study for a full year once I've transferred. I'd love to live there for at least a few years. As much as I hate the cold weather, it was actually pretty bearable. All that ... - Citrus College View Entire Review
My life has been changed so drastically. I was stuck pre-London. I didn't know what direction I wanted to go, where I wanted to be after graduating with a BA. After being in London and traveling the UK, Europe and, Morocco I realized that there are so many things I want to do and London released the inner me, I felt at peace ... - Indiana University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Yes. I really enjoyed the program overall. I just wish I had known more about what the acutal course was about, I was completely unprepared for that. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was worthwhile, I wish I would have had a friend from home come along, but I met some really awesome people. I learned about a new culture and how life is lived in different countries. It was a refining process, like being a freshman in college all over again. I got to meet new people and be whoever I wanted to be and that wa... - Drake University View Entire Review
Past Review
It has made me so much more aware of the world around me. If I could go back right now I would in a heartbeat. - Drake University View Entire Review
I absolutely loved going abroad and being in London even though it was only for 6 weeks. I experienced so many different things and was able to see so much. The day I got I began missing it, and hope to experience going abraod again at some point, even if it is not to study. I met many new people from all over the United States... - Ithaca College View Entire Review

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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.

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
Gap Year
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Marketing
  • English Language and Literature
  • International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • Digital Arts
  • Accounting
  • Political Science and Government
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • International Business
  • Business
  • Public Relations, Advertising, Applied Communication
  • Design and Applied Arts
  • Architecture
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • History
  • Business Administration and Management
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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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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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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