Internships in London: Living Abroad

Visas - Very Important!

All internship students are required to obtain a student visa before departure. AIFS will provide instructions to help you secure the visa.

Cultural Travel

h its extensive rail services and five international airports, London is the perfect starting point for tours of the English countryside and the great cities of Europe. Many student travel agencies and low-cost airlines offer round-trip flights to mainland Europe for less than $100. The Richmond Student Affairs Staff will give you advice on where to find the best deals and the orientation program will include an information session with representatives from reputable local student travel agencies.

You can travel on your own, with friends or on one of the many sponsored trips organized by the University. Recent trips have included Iceland, Rome, Istanbul, Barcelona and North Africa. See the Richmond University website for up to date offerings.

Support Services

Resident staff help students adjust to life in London and provide a friendly and familiar face. There is an on-call system where students can reach staff 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency and security staff are always on site. The Student Affairs staff provide help in accessing health care, support for learning/physical disabilities and on-site counselling services. Students can also attend careers service seminars and receive information on UK graduate fairs.

If you are traveling on an AIFS Partnerships faculty-led program through your home institution, see the AIFS Partnerships website.

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