Richmond invites students who prefer to complete their studies in their home country to come and experience Richmond for a Summer, Semester or a year.
All of our programmes are for US/UK/ECTS credit, which should easily transfer back to your home institution, though we advise that you check with your home institution before enrolling into any programme.

Internship study abroad opportunities are also available to visiting students, and Richmond has a 100% placement rate for all students who are registered to take our internship programme.

Why Study Abroad with Richmond

  1. Study in London, Florence or Rome
  2. Complete a for-credit internship in London or Italy
  3. Study for a summer, semester or a year
  4. Earn credits that transfer back to your home institutions
  5. Choose classes which can also earn you an additional Certificate in British Studies or a Certificate in Fashion Management and Marketing
  6. Over 930 classes to choose from
  7. Personalised academic advising
  8. On campus accommodation, libraries and cafeterias in London

I had such a wonderful experience at Richmond University.  The beautiful Kensington campus was close to all the London attractions.  The professors work hard with you to succeed, and I made some incredible life-long friends there.  I did not want to come home.

Rebecca Mainetti Curry College – Boston - Fall 2014

I feel honoured to be the first EDC Paris’ visiting student at Richmond University and I know I’ll keep this memory all my life.  Orientation week was amazing and gave me the chance to meet many people from around the world.  Teachers and staff were welcoming and helpful.  I learnt a lot in my classes at Richmond as well as during discussions with open-minded and interesting people whom I came across with during events organised by the university.  I hope you’ll have the chance to live what I lived, and to discover what Richmond University really is.

Allan BelmokhtarEDC Paris Business School - Chalvet, Fall 2014

I only have a single complaint about my experience as a student here—I’ll never find myself completely at home after I leave. Part of my heart with always be here in Florence. That’s the only price I’ll have to pay.

Kristen Bergkvist, Florence

The program is lovely and everyone running it and interacting with students are amazing. I enjoyed all my classes and professors. The staff were all very sweet and helpful.

Morgan BrennanAIFS, Fall 2016

Great abroad experience. Teaching staff was great. I would absolutely recommend this program to everyone.

Emily HallAIFS, Fall 2016

I had the most amazing experience with this program and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I will forever be thankful to have found this program. My professors were so helpful, they truly cared about wanting to help us and have the best experience possible. All the events that I participated in were very well organised and so much fun.

Katherine BartonAIFS, Fall 2016


London is a vibrant city and exciting city to live and study in. Our Study Abroad students are based in our Kensington Campus, which is in the heart of the city. You are close to Kensington Palace, The V&A, The Natural History Museum and many more amazing sites.
Richmond offers a wide range of programmes in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and the Arts. A full list of our programmes can be found here. So whether or not it is classes in International Business, an Internship with a London-based fashion PR agency, or a summer drawing class in historic Italy, there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience.
Study Abroad students are encouraged to participate in the life of the University, from trips, clubs & societies to International Night.

How to Apply

Students from the USA not studying at one of our partner institutions:
If you are not studying at one of our partner institutions, you should apply through our American partner AIFS, click here.
Students from our US partners and students from outside of the USA (including students from our non US partner universities):
If you are studying at one of our partner institutions, or if you live outside of the USA, please complete the Direct Online Application form and submit it together with Official transcripts or Certified Original copies of all university work to date; a 500 word statement explaining why you wish to join Richmond and what you hope to gain from the experience and one confidential reference letter in an enveloped sealed by your referee.

For More Information

Department of International Programmes
Professor Dominic Alessio
Dean of International Programmes
Web Bio: Professor Dominic Alessio
Tel: +44 20 8332 9000