Study & Travel (Multi-Destination) Programs

Criminal Justice in Rome and London: Academics

The Criminal Justice Program offers students the opportunity to study in two European capital cities with an extensive program of academic visits to complement classroom-based learning.

The Director of the Rome program is appointed by Richmond and supervised by the Richmond administration in 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. 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 Santí Andrea della Valle in one of the richest areas of Romeís 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.

Richmond, The American International University in London

Like the city in which it is located, Richmond, The American International University in London, provides a diverse, multicultural environment. The University offers small classes in a wide variety of disciplines taught by faculty from leading British and American institutions in fully accredited BA, BS, MA and MBA programs. During the academic year, students come to Richmond from more than 100 different countries, although the summer school is predominantly American. Small classes and personal attention from the faculty, an extensive extracurricular program and a wide range of courses make Richmond an ideal summer study choice.

The original Richmond College, founded in 1843, was a constituent institution of the University of London until the founding in 1970 of the present University which bears its name and occupies its site. The University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to the U.S. degree granting authority, it has U.K. taught degree awarding powers granted by the U.K. Privy Council. It is the first university in the U.K. to have dual degree awarding powers.

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 in London. One official copy will be sent to the studentís home institution on completion of the program.