Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

Criminal Justice in Rome and London: Academics

The Criminal Justice Program offers students the opportunity to study at two European universities as well as in two cities. In Rome, students study at the Rome Center of Richmond, the American International University in London. In London, classes are taught by faculty of University College, London.

Richmond, The American International University in London – Rome Center

The Rome section of the program is designed in conjunction with Richmond, The American International University in London. The University is an independent, non-profit international university of liberal arts and professional studies with a student population of approximately 1,500. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Director of the program is appointed by Richmond and supervised by the Richmond administration in London. The Rome faculty credentials are reviewed and approved by Richmond University.

The Richmond Study Center is located in a beautiful building in Piazza Sant’ Andrea della Valle in one of the richest areas of Rome’s historic center. The Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Roman Forum, Trastevere and the Vatican can be reached on foot in a few minutes.

In addition to classrooms, the Richmond in Rome Center houses offices, a computer lab with Internet access and printing facilities, a reference library and two small student lounges.

University College London (UCL)

Assessed as one of the top ten universities in the world, UCL is a multi-disciplinary university with specialisms in most subjects from across the academic spectrum and a strength in interdisciplinary study, renowned for providing teaching and research at the highest international level.

UCL was founded in 1826 and opened up higher education in England to those who had previously been excluded from it, going on to become the first university to welcome women students on equal terms with men in 1878. Today, UCL has a global reach and a global vision, with students and academic staff from over 150 different countries. World-leading research feeds directly into the degree programs, giving students direct access to experts in their fields. An emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and global citizenship provides students with a unique academic foundation and opportunities for personal development throughout their university careers and beyond.

Academic Overview

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Unexcused absences are not permitted.

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 Richmond, the American International University for the Rome course and by UCL for the London course. One official copy of each transcript will be mailed to the student’s home college or university on completion of the program.