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Southern Methodist University’s:
London International Semester

in partnership with the Southern Methodist University (SMU)

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ż, The American International University in London, is delighted to be part of the Southern Methodist University’s London International Semester (LIS).

Study at the UK’s pioneering liberal arts university in one of the world’s most dynamic global cities, with students from over 60 different nations.

Ever since ż was established 50 years ago we have offered an international experience and a global outlook.  We would like to wish you a warm welcome to our vibrant and diverse international student community, where students are encouraged and supported to flourish in a mix of diverse cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.

You will be based in one of the world’s top student cities, a vibrant cultural hub, which is home to spectacular shopping streets, world-class museums, exhibitions and attractions.

Southern Methodist University LIS students may apply for admission to ż for the Fall semester and study on courses that academic credit will automatically transfer to SMU and count towards their SMU degree (pending successful completion of these courses and SMU nomination).

Top reasons to study this programme:

  • Study your freshman year abroad in vibrant and cosmopolitan London
  • Choose from a range of courses including art history, business management and psychology
  • Credit will automatically transfer to SMU and count towards your SMU degree
  • Join ż’s diverse student body, with other students from over 60 different nations
  • Improve your analytical and inter-disciplinary skills as part of our core curriculum

Key facts

  • TUITION FEES – $11,000
  • DURATION 1 semester (Full-time)
  • ACCREDITATION ż University QAA / Middle States Commission of Higher Education (US)
  • LOCATION Chiswick Park Campus

ż’s three academic schools offer a variety of classes* in the American Liberal Arts tradition.

The School of Communications, Arts & Social Sciences
  • Art History & Visual Culture
  • Communications
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Psychology
ż Business School
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fashion Management & Marketing
  • Finance & Investment
  • International Business
  • Marketing
ż School of Liberal Arts
  • Creative Expression
  • Chinese Language & Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Research & Writing
  • Scientific Reasoning

*Classes may change

Click here to find out which ż classes you can transfer back to SMU.

SMU LIS students will study at our new Chiswick Park campus, opening in July 2022.

Everything about this state of the art campus building in a beautiful parkland location has been designed with students in mind. It is set in a vibrant community offering a gym, cafes, bars and restaurants, with easy access to everything the world’s number one student city can offer – learning and employment opportunities, shops, museums, attractions and sporting and cultural events.

We are offering a range of options for managed student accommodation, with varying price, size, location and facilities.

Southern Methodist University LIS students may apply for admission to ż for the Fall semester and study on courses that academic credit will automatically transfer to SMU and count towards their SMU degree (pending successful completion of these courses and SMU nomination).

Tuition fees for students starting their programme in the 2021/22 academic year are as follows:

 
UK/ EU/ International/ United States
2021/2022 2022/2023
Freshman Semester in London $11,000 per semester $11,000 per semester

Tuition confirmation deposit for USD fee payers only – $250*

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Applying to ż as a SMU LIS student in London is easy.

Simply fill out the Direct Online Application form.

Once you have submitted the application form to ż, we will liaise with SMU on your application. SMU will share application data with ż, including:

  • Transcript(s)
  • Personal statement/essay
  • At least one recommendation from a teacher or counselor

You can usually expect an admissions decision from ż within one week of ż’s receipt of your application.

How to accept your offer

If you would like to accept your offer and join us in London this Fall, please submit the following:

SMU Contract

If you have any questions about ż or the admissions process, please feel free to contact our Admissions Office at admissions@richmond.ac.uk or by phone on 011 44 20 8332 8330.

“I had such a wonderful experience at ż University. The beautiful campus was close to all the London attractions. The professors work hard with you to succeed, and I made some incredible life-long friends there. I did not want to come home.”

Applying
If you have any questions about applying, please contact our Admissions Office:

Email: admissions@richmond.ac.uk
Call: +44 (0) 208 332 8330


Students joining this programme have their own personal academic advisor. Any specific queries about classes can be addressed to:

Chiara Mortarino Bowie
chiara.mortarino@richmond.ac.uk


Accommodation
Any queries about housing, the meal plan or living in ż, please direct to:

Student Affairs
Email: studentaffairs@richmond.ac.uk
Call: +44 (0)20 8332 8218

Welcome to ż American University London

Hear from our students what they most like about our campus and discover the opportunities with our move to Chiswick. Chiswick Park is set in beautiful parkland complete with a lake, waterfall and canopied boardwalks, all within easy access of everything the world’s top student city can offer.

“I had such a wonderful experience at ż University. The beautiful campus was close to all the London attractions. The professors work hard with you to succeed, and I made some incredible life-long friends there. I did not want to come home.”

A person with a bright smile stands in front of a temple, enjoying their outdoor vacation trip.
Rebecca MainettiVisiting Student

“My overall evaluation for my time at ż can be described in one word: incredible. All of my professors were fantastic, they were engaged, knowledgeable, and overall just great professors.

I think the school was fair in its academic rigor. Nothing over the top, but nothing that was abundantly easy, either. The workload is manageable, and all of the professors I had explained everything to me and made me feel prepared for all that I had to do.

I think the program as a whole was fantastic.”

James NugentVisiting Student

“Traveling abroad for my first semester definitely was not what I had expected to end up doing, but it was the best experience I could’ve ever asked for! The American International University at ż offered so many exciting opportunities for me.

ż’s classes were unique to other institutions due to their dual degree program, allowing students to receive both an American degree and a British degree. I made lifelong friends from Tulane and ż University, and I learned so much about myself and the world around me!”.

Magdalena Saliba Freshman year Student