Internships in London: Beyond the Classroom
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of British culture, the following activities are included in your program at no additional cost:
- Day trip to Cambridge with professional guide
- Day trip to Bath and Stonehenge with professional guide
- West End theater performance
- Guided walking tour
- Trip on the London Eye for aerial view of the city
In addition the Richmond Student Affairs staff arrange a rich variety of activities to introduce students to life in London. There is an additional fee for these activities, but they offer an inexpensive way to experience London’s exciting cultural life and to see other parts of Britain. Professional guides escort trips to enhance the educational experience. Past events have included:
- Performance at Shakespeare’s re-constructed Globe Theatre
- Visit to the Tower of London
- Tour of the Houses of Parliament
- Museum Tours
- Film evenings
- Music concerts
- Trip to an English soccer game
- Visit to the ballet
- Walking tour of Royal London
- Day trips including:
- International night
- Springfest (spring)
- Fall ball (fall)
- Halloween on the Hill (fall)
Richmond Clubs and Societies
Student organizations, clubs, and societies are also an integral part of the student activities program at Richmond and allow students to meet others with similar interests, Current active clubs include the International Film Society, Model United Nations, Economics Society, Finance Society, The Green Project, The Richmond Diplomatic Society, Richmond International Society, The Richmond Stag (newspaper), Richmond TV and Community Service Club. Study abroad students are welcome to join these clubs and societies and a place on the Student Union is also open to a study abroad student each semester.
Imperial College (University of London)
For the duration of the semester, you will have associate membership of the Imperial College Student Union, providing access to all the clubs and societies that the Union offers. This is a great way to meet British and other international students with similar interests. You will also be able to use the facilities in the Student Union building which is just a few minutes’ walk from the Kensington campus.
Help the local community and enhance your resumé by doing volunteer work during your semester. Richmond works with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea volunteer department and can arrange a wide range of placements.
Please note: Students wishing to do volunteer work need to obtain a student visa prior to entering the U.K.
Contact your AIFS Admissions Officer for more information.
If you are traveling on an AIFS Partnerships faculty-led program through your home institution, see the AIFS Partnerships website.