February 14, 2019
Arrive: June 6th, 2019
Depart: August 4th, 2019
Costs include: Tuition, housing and internship placement, 2 courses: British life and cultures and International Internship Course, multi-day orientation program upon arrival including London bus tour, Parliament tour and West End performance, access to highly subsidized extracurricular activities, local transportation pass (zones 1 and 2), membership in the International Student House, borrowing rights to local libraries, International Student ID Card, access to free counseling services, and medical/accident Insurance
Cost does not include: Roundtrip airfare, airport transportation, textbooks and/or academic materials, meals, visa processing fee, and personal expenses
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Offered through a partnership with the Foundation for International Education:
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The London Internship Program is a eight-week summer program administered by Eller in partnership with the Foundation for International Education (FIE).
This program offers a study and work experience in the historic city of London, England. It combines an unpaid internship with two courses, British Life and Culture, and International Internship Course, and various cultural excursions throughout the city. You will intern 2.5 days a week and be in class 2.5 days a week for the entirety of the program.
London summer internships are unpaid and placements are made with an emphasis on balancing the needs of the student with those of the organization.
An important aspect of this program is flexibility. London, as the largest city in Europe, and perhaps the most influential city among the world capitals, offers infinite possibilities for prospective interns. If you are too narrow in where you would like to work or what you hope to accomplish, you will greatly limit your ability to successfully place you in an internship. During the application process, you’ll choose three industry areas of interest, which gives flexibility in lining up your internship. Relevant academic studies or work experience in the field of the internship for which you are applying is typically required. Some placements may require portfolios or other documentation.
During the spring semester students work with the Internship Placement Coordinator in London regarding the placement process. Final selection will be made in London on the basis of interviews with the FIE internship coordinator and the supervisor at the internship placement site.
Applicants are guaranteed an interview at a placement site, secured on the basis of interest and qualifications described on the submitted application. On-site interviews normally occur during the first week of the program. Specific placements cannot be guaranteed in advance, but every effort is made to place students in an organization that relates to his or her area of interest, experience, and education.
An important component of the London internship program is the academic portion. The British Life and Cultures course empowers you to develop an understanding of the issues of this rapidly changing nation and the exciting effects this has on British identity, its relationship with Europe and the rest of the world. In addition to the traditional classroom experience, learning will be supplemented with guest speakers and guided visits to places in London of both historical and contemporary significance. The International Internship Course enhances and contextualizes the internship experience. You’ll participate in a variety of seminars designed to help develop your understanding of the U.K. workplace and enable you to make the most of your experience, working with an faculty member and your peers to reflect upon the experience and exchange ideas.
Students are considered UA students while abroad and are registered for English 260 (3 units) and BNAD 393 Internship credit (3 units).
- Earn BNAD 393 Internship credit (3 units) that may be applied to the Global Business minor and English 260 (3 units) that may be applied to the Tier Two Humanities General Elective requirement.
- English 260: Major British Writers (3 units) that may be applied to the Tier Two Humanities General Elective requirement and also be used for the Global Business Program.
The program is administered by FIE, Eller's long-time partner in London. The London Study Center consists of classrooms, computer facilities, study lounges, and administrative offices. The center houses FIE staff and faculty who:
- Arrange the internship placements
- Assign and maintain student housing
- Supervise and teach the academic program
- Provide and support student related activities
Summer Internship Housing
Students live in shared room accommodations in apartments within the Kensington area. FIE assigns the accommodations and their Residence Life Supervisors live in the residences, all of which are within a ten-fifteen minute walk from classes and student services. All students will become members of the International Student House, which gives access to numerous social events, concerts and tours in and around London, some free and most low cost, as well as a Travel Club that provides discounts on trips and travel near and far in the United Kingdom and greater Europe.
Orientation and Activities
Upon arrival at FIE in London, you’ll have a multi-day orientation that includes important meetings about your housing, classes and internship as well as fun activities designed to help you orient to London, such as a local amenities walking tour, a London bus tour, a visit to Parliament, and a West End theatrical performance. The British Life and Cultures course includes several field trips into London and in addition, all students have access to highly subsidized calendar of extracurricular activities such as Harry Potter World, an authentic British High Tea, Wales Adventure Weekend and much more.
FIE offers $1,000 scholarships for this program. The summer scholarship application deadline is February 15.
Eligibility and Application Process
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Valid Passport
For additional information, please contact Kevin Lundeberg.