Study Abroad in London, England - Internship Program

AIFS Program at a Glance - Summer 2018

  • 9- or 12-week internship program in London, England
  • Open to students with minimum 45 credits completed by the start of the program
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA for students with at least 75 semester credits
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA for students with 45-74 semester credits (3.0 for all students seeking placements in finance and political science; 3.2 in psychology (Additional criteria apply))
  • Program fee includes tuition, housing, meals, cultural activities, and more. Optional AIFS Flight package available.
  • The 9-week and 12-week Internship Programs are designed to provide an integrated learning experience of a high academic standard, combining classroom study and an internship placement for a total of 9 or 12 semester credits.
  • Courses offered in art, design and media, art history, business administration, communications, economics, environmental studies, film, history, international relations, literature, marketing, music, politics, psychology, social science, science, theater arts
  • The local AIFS Resident Director and staff organize cultural activities and housing, act as a liaison between students and the university, and are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • Comprehensive Insurance and assistance package
  • Transcripts are issued by Richmond, the American International University in London. One official copy of the transcript will be mailed to the student’s home college or university.

Application Procedure

Students complete the application for summer programs and the special application for the internship program which can be downloaded from the Student Portal. The quality and depth of the answers contribute to placement possibilities.

Students must meet normal criteria for admission to Richmond and have:

  • at least 45 semester credits completed by the start of the program and be enrolled in a full-time degree program
  • a minimum 2.75 GPA for students with 75 or more semester credits; a minimum 3.0 GPA for students with between 45 and 74 semester credits (3.0 for all students seeking a place in finance or political science; 3.2 for psychology)
  • a thoroughly and thoughtfully completed internship application, which is assessed and forms part of your portfolio, as well as the completed summer application
  • some work experience, paid or unpaid, during the previous two years
  • one letter of reference from a former employer/supervisor
  • two letters of academic reference from a former professor/advisor
  • an essay describing what you are looking to achieve from your study abroad experience and how it will shape your future

Completed applications must be received no later than March 1.

Visas

All internship students are required to obtain a student visa before departure. In order to receive the necessary documents to apply for your visa, your final payment must be received by the payment deadline of April 1. Once your final payment is received, AIFS will provide instructions to help you secure the visa. Due to the time this takes, we advise you to apply early.

Application and Scholarship Deadlines

 

AIFS Study Abroad Scholarships available! The scholarship deadline is March 1.

Meet Your Admissions Officer

Admissions Officer

Rebecca Rankin

1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905

Phone: (800) 727-2437 ext. 5077
Email: rrankin@aifs.com

My interest in international and cultural education began when I was an undergraduate at Pace University in New York. As a research assistant, my work focused on ethnicity, race, gender and culture, as well as local environmental issues. I continued to pursue my interests in cultural education by studying abroad with AIFS during my junior year in London, England. I loved the experience so much that I decided to finish my degree in England and I graduated from Richmond, The American International University in London with a bachelor's degree. After graduating, I began my professional career in international education as an Admissions Officer with AIFS in November 2006. In 2012, I received my master's degree from Fordham University in New York, New York.

Your Admissions Officer is available to guide you through the admissions process and answer any questions you have about studying abroad on this program.

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If you are studying on a customized, faculty-led program through your home institution, please see the AIFS Partnerships website for details.

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