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INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

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FIE provides immersive study abroad programs in London, Dublin, and Amman

Study & Internship Academics

FIE London Internships 2016 73Combine your studies with an international internship in London. Develop your professional and cultural skills in the context of your academic program abroad. Work with a small- or mid-sized company in London in line with your skills and interests. 

The FIE London Study & Internship Program includes:

 

 FALL AND SPRING SEMESTER INTERNSHIPS

Mandatory morning and afternoon cuppa tea breaks will soon be your BFFs!

For the first seven weeks of this program, you will combine your choice FIE Key Course (British Life & CulturesBritish Life & BusinessBritish Life & Visual Media, or British Life & Europe) with two or three other selected elective courses. Perfect your elevator pitch as you interview at internship placements during week one; land the three-days-per-week gig and then join your mates to jaunt around Europe on your mid-semester break. Round out the semester and dig deep by starting the reflective International Internship Course (IIC) in the program’s last six weeks.

Phase 1: Weeks 1 - 7 Week 8 Phase 2: Weeks 9 - 15

Required FIE Key Course meets for three hours a week.

Two or three other selected elective courses take place throughout the week.

During this period, students will interview for internships/service internships and sites are confirmed. 

Mid-semester Break 

Classes meet two days per week.

The required FIE Key Course continues for three hours a week. The International Internship Course (IIC) meets during Phase 2 as a space for reflection on the placement experience. Some elective courses continue while others begin. 

Internships are scheduled for three days a week.

 

 

 WINTER QUARTER INTERNSHIPS

Add some serious dazzle to your resume with a quarter internship in London.

Students must enroll in the British Life & Cultures and the International Internship Course (IIC) as well as two electives from the following: 

Internship interviews and sites are confirmed during week one of the program. Students will split their time evenly between classes and internship placements, but will not have a break.

Throughout the experience, the required British Life & Cultures Key Course meets for six hours a week. During the first week, students interview for internships and sites are confirmed.

The International Internship Course (IIC) consists of the actual placement and weekly seminars that enhance and contextualize your internship experience; the in-class component meets six times for 90 minutes each.

Academic classes meet for two and a half days a week with the placements taking place in the other two and a half days of a week.

 

 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

Crisps or chips? Biscuits or cookies? Football or soccer?

Answer these (dare we say, heavy) questions — and many more — as you test out expat life during your summer internship in London. Participants enroll in FIE’s Key Course, British Life & Cultures, as well as the International Internship Course (IIC). Internship interviews and sites are confirmed during week one of the program; the program includes 2.5 days in the classroom and 2.5 days of interning weekly.

Throughout the experience, the required British Life & Cultures Key Course meets for six hours a week. During the first week, students interview for internships and sites are confirmed.

The International Internship Course (IIC) consists of the actual placement and weekly seminars that enhance and contextualize your internship experience; the in-class component meets six times for 90 minutes each.

Academic classes meet for two and a half days a week with the placements taking place in the other two and a half days of a week. 

 

London Study Academics

If your goal is to focus exclusively on your course work while abroad, the Study Program is perfect for you. Choose from a list of key and elective courses and participate in the study tours and extra-curricular activities while experiencing London and the U.K. 

 The FIE London Study Program includes:

The term is divided into two phases with an orientation prior to the start of classes and a week-long mid-term break.

 

 

 ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

 

PHASE ONE (Seven Weeks)

Students enroll in one of FIE’s signature Key Courses to help them contextualize their experience in London within a broad, academic structure. In addition, students choose from a menu of FIE elective courses. The Key Course spans both semester phases. Some electives span both phases and some are available only during Phase One or Phase Two.

 

Key Course Options   Elective Courses

A variety of FIE Elective Courses are offered to students in the semester Study Program. Availability in each phase is based on overall student enrollment and faculty availability. Students enroll in a minimum of three elective courses.

 

MID-SEMESTER BREAK (One Week)

Students have the opportunity to explore London or travel to other destinations during this time. Our Student Life Team is available to answer questions and provide resources for travel planning.

 

 

PHASE TWO (Seven Weeks)

 

Key Course Options   Elective Courses

 The Key Course continues to meet once a week in Phase Two.

A limited number of elective courses begun in Phase One continue to meet once a week in Phase Two. The occasional elective course is offered only in Phase Two.

Study & Service Internship Academics

Combine your studies with a service internship in London. Engage in an international work placement that serves the London community. The focus of a service internship is civic engagement and supporting local needs.

 The FIE London Study & Service Internship Program includes:

The term is divided into two phases with an orientation prior to the start of classes and a week-long mid-term break.

 

 ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

PHASE ONE (Seven Weeks)

Students enroll in one of FIE’s signature Key Courses to help them contextualize their experience in London within a broad, academic structure. In addition, students choose from a menu of FIE elective courses. The Key Course spans both semester phases. Some electives span both phases and some are available only during PHASE ONE or PHASE TWO.

 

Key Course Options   Elective Courses Internship Placement Process

A variety of FIE Elective Courses are offered to students in the semester Study Program. Availability in each phase is based on overall student enrollment and faculty availability. Students enroll in a minimum of three elective courses.

FIE's Experiential Education Team works with you over the course of PHASE ONE to review your CV, coursework, and experience in order to finalize your placement prior to the start of PHASE TWO.



MID-SEMESTER BREAK (One Week)

Students have the opportunity to explore London or travel to other destinations during this time. Our Student Life Team is available to answer questions and provide resources for travel planning.

 

PHASE TWO (Seven Weeks)

 

Key Course Options   Elective Courses Service Internship Course

The Key Course continues to meet once a week in Phase Two.

 A limited number of elective courses begun in Phase One continue to meet once a week in Phase Two. The occasional elective course is offered only in Phase Two.

Students begin the International Service Internship Course in Phase Two. The course is comprised of two components, the internship seminar and the internship placement.  Each seminar meets once a week to allow for discussion, analysis and academic reflection. Internship placements are scheduled for three full days per week with students placed in a variety of non-profit organizations and/or government agencies throughout London.

 

Arriving in London

 
 

Once you arrive in London, you will need to get from the airport to your residence. Please find some helpful tips for ways to travel from Heathrow or Gatwick airports to your FIE residence. Please contact the Student Life Team if you have questions about how to get to your residence. 

You are required to inform FIE of your flight arrangements prior to your program. You will be prompted to fill in your flight details on your online application page about a month before arrival. If your scheduled flight is delayed, please contact FIE:

Foundation House: +44 (0)207 591 7750
Metrogate: +44 (0)20 7808 0130
24-hour emergency number: +44 (0)20 7808 0131

 

 CHECKING INTO YOUR RESIDENCE

If your school makes group arrangements in coordination with FIE, please follow your group’s instructions for arrival in London. Check with your study abroad advisor.

If you are arriving independently and are assigned to:

Queen's Gate

Hyde Park Gate

Metrogate House

Manson Place

Check in at Metrogate House upon your arrival: 

3-7 Queen’s Gate Terrace

London SW7 5PE

 

 FROM HEATHROW AIRPORT

 BY TUBE BY TAXI   BY TRAIN

Travel like a Londoner! At a cost of approximately £6, this is the least expensive and easiest route to take from Heathrow Airport.  

All students, regardless of their student residence, should follow the signs to the London Underground (Tube) and take the eastbound Piccadilly Line (dark blue).

We recommend purchasing a paper ticket for a single journey to your destination - shortly after arrival, you will receive an Oyster card to use on London transport at registration.

Students living at Hyde Park Gate, Manson Place, Metrogate, or Queen's Gate, take the Piccadilly Line to Gloucester Road.

You can view a Tube map here.

The most expensive route is to take a taxi from Heathrow. Prices for a licensed black cab from Heathrow start from £45. This is costly, but if you are sharing a cab with another student or have heavy luggage, you may find it worth it.

You can also book a minicab service, but DO NOT take a cab without a meter unless you have called ahead to book the car service. One service that we recommend is Green Tomato Cars.

For more information about taxis from Heathrow, please click here.

The Heathrow Express Train  runs every 15-minutes from the airport to Paddington Station. Current prices can be found on their website. You will then need to make your way from London Paddington station to your residence, either by Tube or taxi. 

On the Tube from Paddington station, take the Circle Line (yellow) or District Line (green) to Gloucester Road Tube station. We recommend purchasing a paper ticket for a single journey to your destination - shortly after arrival, you will receive an Oyster card to use on London transport at registration.You can view a tube map here.

 

 FROM GATWICK AIRPORT

Follow signs at Gatwick Airport to the trains. Take the Gatwick Express Train from the airport to London Victoria Station - trains leave every 15 minutes and current prices can be found on their website. It is advisable to ask which platform you need to wait on, as Gatwick is a mainline station with many platforms and trains to various destinations.

From London Victoria Station, you can take the Tube (approximately £5) to Gloucester Road. Take the District Line (green) or the Circle Line (yellow). It is then a short walk from the Tube station. If you choose to take the Tube, we recommend purchasing a paper ticket for a single journey to your destination - shortly after arrival, you will receive an Oyster card to use on London transport at registration. Students checking in at Metrogate House may also choose to take a short taxi from London Victoria station.

Although Gatwick is farther out than Heathrow, it is a simple process to get into town. A taxi from Gatwick Airport will be extremely costly so we do not recommend this option.

If you plan to fly into another airport, email theThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need guidance on how to get to FIE.

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