Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Study Abroad in Florence: Academics

Richmond, The American International University in London – Florence Center

This program is taught by faculty of Richmond, The American International University in London. The University is an independent, non-profit international university of liberal arts and professional studies. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Director of the Richmond Florence Program is supervised by the Richmond administration in London. Professors in the Richmond study abroad programs are appointed by the University both from its own faculty and from cooperating institutions.

Academic Overview

Academic administration is carried out by the Resident Director under the supervision of the Richmond administration in London.

Admissions requirements Open to high school graduates, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA (lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis).

Assessment and grading The course work required varies with the nature of the material covered. Instructors are likely to use some combination of quizzes, papers, final exams, projects and class participation. Grades are awarded by instructors on a 4.0 scale, which assigns values to pluses and minuses within the letter grade awards:

Outstanding achievement
Achievement above that necessary to complete the course requirements
Work barely meets requirements
Incomplete (this grade may stand only for one week after completion of the course)

is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permitted number of absences will fail the course.

Course selection Choose one 3-credit course from the five listed in this section.

Courses taken for transfer credit should be approved by your advisor or appropriate person at your home school prior to registration.

Credit hours are in parentheses. Credits for each course are equal to American credits based on one credit for a minimum of 15 classroom hours plus home study. Classes are taught Monday through Thursday for a total of 45 hours.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by the Richmond Registrar's office in London. Upon completion of your program, one official copy of the transcript will be mailed to the your home college or university.