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Located in the vibrant hub of London, Richmond, the American International University London offers the ideal setting for those looking to study abroad while preparing for a career in the global workplace. Students can chose from a wide array of classes from among popular majors, which are easily transferrable back to the U.S. campuses. Known for its commitment to student success and supporting students of diverse backgrounds and interests, Richmond was also voted one of the top five universities in London for overall satisfaction by their undergraduates! Taken together, Richmond offers a truly meaningful and rewarding study abroad experience.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Scholarship Opportunities

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Excursions

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

API Digital Badge Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to gap students, first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • Official transcript
  • University Approval Form
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa for stays over 6 months
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug 27, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022 $19,980 May 1, 2022 No Extension May 15, 2022
Academic Year Aug 27, 2022 - May 4, 2023 $38,860 May 1, 2022 No Extension May 15, 2022
Spring Jan, 2023 - May, 2023 $19,980 Oct 15, 2022 No Extension Oct 31, 2022

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API London programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This API excursion offers students the chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • Wales Weekend

    Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This API excursion offers students the chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • Oxford & Blenheim Palace

    A stunning, but perhaps overlooked attraction when visiting Oxford, is Blenheim Palace. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is most notable for being the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. After exploring the beautiful Baroque architecture, students will have time to explore the City of Dreaming Spires, Oxford. Oxford dates back to the 12th century as a place for scholars and today it continues to be the home of the 38 colleges that make up the University of Oxford.

  • Hampton Court Palace

    Hampton Court Palace originally began as the project of Cardinal Wolsey, but as he fell out of favor with King Henry VIII, he gifted it to the King and it soon became one of Henry’s favorite palaces. Subsequent monarchs also enjoyed the palace and made significant renovations and additions to try and rival the Palace of Versailles. Today visitor can see the different architectural styles, the historic tennis courts, wander the maze, and enjoy the 60 acres of well-manicured gardens.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Wales Weekend

    Wales has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Every hill, church or standing stone has a story all of its own. Cardiff, the capital city is the location of many Dr. Who scenes, and the Welsh countryside is home to picturesque abbeys and castles painted by many artists through the centuries.

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, with a skyline that is dominated by the impressive 12th century Edinburgh Castle, perched on an extinct volcano and occupied since the 9th-century BC (!). Edinburgh’s streets, whether in the medieval Old Town or the Georgian New Town, are steeped in history and are home also to the Scottish Parliament, The Palace of Holyrood House, the Royal Mile, the Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur’s Seat. Edinburgh has a thriving cultural scene and you can also visit The Elephant House coffee shop where J.K. Rowling wrote the early Harry Potter books! Just outside Edinburgh is the enigmatic 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, of Da Vinci Code fame, where practically every surface of the chapel is covered with stone carvings of figures and scenes and the atmosphere is one of deep mystery.

  • Stonehenge & Bath

    This API excursion offers students the chance to see one of the wonders of the world, Stonehenge. Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, but mystery still shrouds it from how the stones made it to their final resting place to the exact purpose of the site. After exploring one of the best prehistoric sites in Europe, students will be off to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here students can travel through time, exploring what Bath may have been like during the Roman Occupation through the Roman Baths or explore the Georgian Architecture and Fashion of Jane Austen’s time.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

What You’ll Study

Students will enroll in courses alongside local British students, as well as international students from around the world. Students can earn up to 16 credits, and can select from a broad array of classes offered across multiple academic disciplines, including (but not limited to!):

  • Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Management & Marketing
  • Art History
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Design, Fashion, and Applied Arts
  • Economics
  • English Language & Literature
  • Environmental & Natural Resource Conservation
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts
  • Gender Studies
  • International Business and International Relations
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Social Policy and Social Work
  • Social Sciences (History, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology & more!)
  • Theater Arts and Technical Theater
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    Bryce Romero

    Bryce Romero will be your Program Manager and help prepare you to go abroad!

    (he/they)

  • Wippman Sally

    Sally Wippman

    Sally will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in England!
    (she/her/hers)

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Courses at Richmond, The American University in London (Full Curriculum)

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Courses at Richmond, The American University in London (Full Curriculum)

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London is a large city, so all students can expect to use public transportation (i.e. tube or bus) to move around the city on a daily basis, both getting to school and for social/cultural activities. It is a part of life in London. Generally, it will take students 20-45 minutes to get to school from their housing via public transportation or walking. All housing will be located in Zones 1 and 2 on the tube map.

Students will be housed in student apartments. Most apartments have several single rooms with a shared living room and kitchen. Some have en suite bathrooms in each bedroom while others have shared bathrooms. The kitchens are equipped with ovens, stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators. Wireless Internet is provided in all flats.

We may place students in a few different student apartment buildings depending on where they are taking classes. We will prioritize having students share an apartment with other API students, but it is possible that API students would share an apartment with non-API students.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included. Meals are not included in these housing options.