AIFS students are able to study abroad at some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world. Richmond, the American International University in London is among this elite group. Richmond was recently named the 2016 International University of the Year for the UK and profiled in a Higher Education Review Magazine article, Richmond, the American International University in London: Combining the Best Practices of International Education.
Lauded for providing international opportunities for students around the globe, Richmond was founded by Sir Cyril Taylor, a British educator and social entrepreneur—knighted twice by Queen Elizabeth II for his work in the field of education. Taylor also founded AIFS, and the kinship between these organizations provides unique advantages and opportunities to students choosing to study abroad with AIFS.
Richmond was the first university to be accredited by the educational authorities in both the United Kingdom and the United States. “We have mixed the two strongest education systems around the world, taking the flexibility and choice from the American system and the academic rigor and prestige from the British,” shared Spencer Withrington, an International Program manager at Richmond as quoted in the Higher Education Review Magazine article.
Several programs are available to AIFS students abroad through Richmond, including numerous multi-country and traveling study abroad options such as Business and Politics in the European Union, A History of Genocide, European Art and Architecture, British Fantasy Fiction and Fashion Marketing and Merchandising. These programs are available over the Summer term for students to enrich their education with dynamic travel and study for valuable international experience and global perspectives.
Additionally, AIFS students may choose to study abroad for semester and short term programs in London, England or several cities in Italy including Rome, Florence and Brixen, located in the Northern Italian Alps, with official transcripts issued by Richmond.
Internship opportunities abroad are another popular option for AIFS students, and several are offered through Richmond, including semester and summer internships in London, Florence and Rome.
With the vision to bring the world together, AIFS Study Abroad brings highest quality educational opportunities to U.S. college students, and Richmond, the American International University in London is a great partner on this mission, adding academic excellence and prestige to the student experience abroad.
Visit our website to learn more about studying abroad with AIFS.