Study & Intern in London
Deepen your understanding of British culture, study and participate in an internship in nearly any field, and live in historical, multicultural London, Europe’s largest city.
- Program Type: Study abroad center, with classes taught by British faculty.
- Program Level: Upper-division coursework on British area studies, history, theater, literature, marketing, finance, economics, politics, and much more.
- Courseload: 12–18 credits for fall or spring semester; 6 credits for summer session.
Courses are with other American college students and are held at the CAPA London Center located in the Kensington district of West London.
Gain professional work experience by participating in an unpaid internship or service-learning placement and taking courses in art, business, cinema, communication, government, marketing, sociology, and more. Semester and summer study abroad options include courses with local visits, internships and service-learning, and special lectures related to your study abroad experience: all designed to engage you in critical thinking and challenge you to pursue subjects through academic and field research.
This program appeals to students who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of British culture, fulfilling liberal arts requirements, and participating in an internship related to their field of study.
About This ProgramOnce the seat of an empire, today’s London has reinvented itself as an artistic, financial, and intellectual power. An extraordinarily multicultural city, London is home to royalty and immigrants, the working class and the avant-garde. It is Medieval, Victorian, and modern, interspersed with expansive parks and charming gardens. London is Europe’s largest city—in area and population—yet easily explored by the extensive underground network of the legendary “Tube.” As the capital city, it is the center of political issues, such as Britain’s relationship with the European community, increasingly assertive nationalities of Scotland and Wales, and the political complexities of Northern Ireland.
The Study & Intern in London program offers courses that deepen your understanding of British culture. The strength of the program is the internship experience, which allows you to integrate with British people, experience the culture firsthand, and gain professional work experience.
Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments or homestays. All students find out their housing placements about 2 weeks prior to departure. Between 5 and 7 students usually share apartments, which include single or double bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included for students who choose this option, but each apartment has a full kitchen. There are also numerous pubs and cafes within a short walk or Tube ride from the residence.
Students who choose the homestay option have a room to themselves. Breakfast and dinner are included during the week; students are responsible for lunch and meals on weekends.
All students receive an Oyster Card (Tube pass) for the term included in the program fee.
Faculty & StaffThe Centres for Academic Programmes Abroad (CAPA) provides housing, program classrooms, and study areas. CAPA also arranges on-site orientation and program excursions, as well as social and cultural events. Classes are taught by British faculty who are specialists in their academic field and in the field of teaching foreign students.
About the Learning Abroad Center
The Learning Abroad Center in the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is the University of Minnesota's comprehensive resource for study, service-learning, work, intern, volunteer, and travel experiences worldwide.
The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.
A variety of program options--300 programs in over 80 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2018||03/01/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.