Study Abroad in Rome, Italy

Academics - January Term 2018

Richmond, The American International University in London – Rome 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 Dean of the Richmond Rome 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

Admissions administration is carried out by the Dean of the Richmond Rome Program 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 oral presentations. Grades are awarded by instructors on a 4.0 scale, which assigns values to pluses and minuses within the letter grade awards:

A
Outstanding achievement
B
Achievement above that necessary to complete the course requirements
C
Satisfactory
D
Work barely meets requirements
F
Fail
I
Incomplete (this grade may stand only for one week after completion of the course)
W
Withdraw


Attendance
is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permitted number of absences may lose all or partial credit.

Course Selection Choose one 3-credit course from the four listed.

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

Credit hours 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 Friday 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, The American International University in London. On completion of the program an official copy of the transcript will be mailed to your home institution.