summer program: london, england

Internship Program

Summer 2016 Dates and Fees:
Dates: May 21 - July 16, 2016
Credits: 6; 3 internship, 3 cross-cultural
Program Fee: $7,339

Central offers a taste of real-life work in a truly vibrant European city. With an extensive network of internship sites in a wide variety of disciplines, your internship experience is tailored to your academic interests and career goals. Past students have interned in art, business, politics, marketing, theatre, social services and more.

Your first two weeks of this eight week program will comprise of classes, activities and excursions providing you with a firm understanding of UK life and its workplaces. The remaining six weeks, you will work full-time at your internship placement Monday – Thursday and attend class one evening each week where you examine and discuss your experiences in Britain.

All internships are non-salaried, for credit only and are recommended for undergraduates as well as recent graduates.

London is one of the world’s great cities — home to Shakespeare and Karl Marx, the Rolling Stones and Haydn, and hundreds of other renowned thinkers, artists, musicians and leaders. Experience everything this global capital of art, theatre, politics, finance and music has to offer through Central College Abroad!

Housing and Meals
Woburn Place, located in Bloomsbury, is your home in London. Bloomsbury is London’s academic district, and it's a lively district at that. You'll be just a short distance from the west end theatre district, eclectic Camden Town as well as some of London's best museums. As a center for student life in London, you'll find many restaurants, pubs and clubs just minutes from your residence. Bloomsbury is also one of London’s best areas for green space, with several public squares to choose from.

The area is well served by public transport, with Russell Square, Euston, King’s Cross, St. Pancras and Goodge Street tube stations a short walk away, and many bus routes nearby.

Your residence at Woburn Place includes

  • 24-hour security staff, as well as a controlled, electronic entry system and CCTV
  • double rooms
  • shared bathroom facilities
  • common room with TV and DVD
  • internet connection via in room data ports and Wi-Fi internet in all bedrooms and common areas
  • laundry facility
  • full kitchen and dining room
  • bike storage
  • vending machine
  • wheelchair access

No meal plan. Students prepare meals in the apartment kitchens or eat out at the numerous restaurants in the nearby neighborhood.

A guided tour of London is part of your required class. Also enjoy a day excursion to Stonehenge and the ancient Roman city of Bath. Two West End theatre visits, a day trip to Brighton to the seaside and a meal at Tayyabs, London's favorite Punjabi restaurant, in the heart of the East End, a picnic and outdoor theatre at Regents Park are also included in the program.

Students are required to enroll in the following:

CRCL 790L - Aspects of UK Life 3 S.H.
This course is designed to help students examine and discuss their own experiences in Britain and discover the aspects of British life and culture that underlie them. Students will attend and participate in visits, excursions and lectures during orientation and throughout the program. To supplement these activities, students complete three London-based experience assignments, attend and participate in weekly seminars to discuss and share cross-cultural and working issues. A journal with regular entries recording cultural experiences and a final exam paper on the theme of personal growth and development as result of the London experience are required.

Internship 3 S.H.
In addition to the required Aspects of UK Life course, students in London work at an internship four days each week - earning 3 hours of credit.

The program fee also includes:

  • 6 semester hours of credits (pass/no record): 3 internship credits and 3 cross-cultural credits
  • Accommodation at Woburn Place
  • On-site advising and oversight with London program director and staff
  • Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
  • Optional online pre-departure course
  • Full on-site orientation including guided city tour and West End Performance
  • Lectures on contemporary British events
  • University of London Union (ULU) membership, (leisure and gym access at a reduced rate)
  • International Student Card
  • Transcript
  • Weekly activities and excursions are organized

*Airfare is not included. Dates subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until you receive your official program calendar.

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2016. Space is limited - apply today!

A completed application file must include: application, essay, transcript, two faculty evaluation forms, study abroad approval form, and internship application. Apply now.
Program deposit: $500 (due within two weeks of acceptance).

Note: Check out the London semester internship page for more examples of past internship placements. Not all semester internships are available during the summer months. If your area of interest is not listed, please indicate your interests on the internship application so our internship coordinator can seek potential contacts in your field of interest.