Study & Internship Programs

OVERVIEW

Are you interested in studying abroad in London while participating in an international internship?

The FIE Study & Internship Program is designed just for you. In addition to course work, you will be assigned an internship with a small- to mid-sized company in London. Courses take place at Foundation House, our study center located in beautiful, historic Kensington. Take advantage of our professional team of educators, administrators and staff as well as all of the extra-curricular activities available during your term abroad. Experience London as your classroom.

Select from a menu of courses in the following disciplines: Placement areas include: 

 

 

 INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE IN LONDON

Visit our Internships in London page to learn more about the experience you'll have as an international intern before, during, and after your time in London!

 TERMS

  • Semester (15.5-weeks)
  • Winter Quarter (10.5-weeks)
  • Summer (8-weeks)

 STRUCTURE

Fall and Spring Semester Programs Phase 1: Weeks 1 - 7 Week 8 Phase 2: Weeks 9 - 15
 

Required British Life Key Course (choice of British Life and Cultures, British Life and Business, British Life and Visual Media, or British Life and Europe) meets for three hours a week.

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

Our full list of elective courses is available at:

www.fie.org.uk/london-courses

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 British Life 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.

 

 Summer Internships

Throughout the experience the required British Life and Cultures Key Course meets for six hours a week. During Week One, 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 meet 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.

 

 ELIGIBILITY 

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Sufficient academic preparation and experience to participate in an internship abroad
  • NOTE: Your home institution may require a higher GPA and other prerequisites
  • If you attend an FIE partner institution, contact your study abroad advisor on campus for any additional requirements
  • If you do not attend one of our partner institutions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions or concerns

 CREDIT AND TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION 

  • Check with your study abroad advisor for a course equivalencies, credit approval and transcript information on your campus
  • Based on your campus requirements you may receive a transcript from your home university or from Drexel University, FIE’s School of Record
  • Depending on courses selected and approval on your campus, you will earn:
    • 12-16 credits/semester
    • 18-24 credits/quarter
    • 6-8 credits/summer
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