Freshman Semester in London
Students who are on waitlists for spring admission may wish instead to undertake a freshman study abroad option rather than defer the start of their university acceptance at home. London is a safe and dynamic option for such students and Richmond, being a US university, is a great place to do this.
Location: London, England
Program terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
Language of instruction: English
Housing: On-campus student dorms with 24 hour security
Deposit deadline: TBC
Richmond, The American International University in London, established in 1972, is a private non-profit, American liberal arts and business studies university located in Richmond, London.
As a major political, financial and cultural center London is one of the globe’s most exciting and cosmopolitan cities and is repeatedly awarded the best student city in the world.
The university has some 1200 students, representing over 100 nationalities, with an average student-to-faculty ratio of sixteen to one. 30% of its students come from the US, 30% from the UK and the rest from across the world. The university’s degrees are accredited in the United States by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and are validated in the UK by the Open University Validation Services (OUVS). It was the first university in the UK to be doubly validated in this way. Classes run on the American semester system (September to December and January to April).
Richmond’s three academic schools offer a variety of programs in the American Liberal Arts tradition – over 500 classes a year. Freshman students live and study at our Richmond Hill campus.
What can I study?
- Accounting & Finance
- Art History & Visual Culture
- Fashion Management & Marketing
- Film Studies
- Finance & Investment
- International Business
- International Relations
During your time abroad, you will live in Richmond at or close to our Richmond Hill campus. Accommodations are in double rooms on the University campus and in residence halls. Since housing is usually in traditional buildings not originally designed to be dormitories, rooms may be smaller than you are accustomed to in the U.S. the university has its own cafeterias, meal plan, and exercise room and is next door to Richmond Park, a huge urban park with deer and plenty of trails for walking, running and biking.