Boğaziçi University (which means Bosphorus University) was officially established in 1971 as a Turkish public university, although its history dates back to the 1863 foundation of Robert College, the first American College set up outside of the United States. Boğaziçi University has a beautiful campus overlooking the Bosphorus and the harbor of Bebek, an exclusive summer resort in Istanbul. Facilities are spread over six campuses, two of which – South and North campuses – are used for the summer program. Students choose classes from a wide range of subjects studying at Boğaziçi University. Cultural and social activities are included such as walking tours, museum visits, Turkish culinary visits, market tours, visits to local beaches, concerts and dance performances and much more. Depending on the academic term selected, trips and cultural excursions may include a visit to Bursa; a trip to Princes' Island; and an optional excursion to Cappadocia. Please visit the AIFS website for term-specific details. January term (winter) program courses are instructed by the faculty of Richmond, The American International University in London.
Prague is a picturesque yet modern city. Its collection of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture makes it one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Explore the castles and cathedrals, discover landmarks of music and literature, and learn about the fascinating history of Prague and central Europe.
AIFS in London offers a unique academic program. Because of the wide range of degrees offered by Richmond, AIFS students have an array of courses to choose from to help fulfill and complement their degrees. Students can opt to do a Certificate in British Studies Program and focus on courses related to British culture, or choose from a myriad of courses in business, finance, economics, public relations, psychology, sociology, journalism, communications, art, history and more. Volunteer opportunities and an International Internship Program are also available. London is diverse, modern and thriving city, and with AIFS, central London is just outside your door. Situated in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Royal Albert Hall and Kensington Palace count among the notable neighbors. A major political, financial and cultural center, London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Home to a multitude of museums and galleries, concert halls, theaters, historic buildings and a host of beautiful urban parks, London has something for everyone.