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UConn Summer in London, England

The Program

Please note: This program is administered by UConn, but it is not led by a UConn faculty member. 

In partnership with Birkbeck, University of London and Anglo Educational Services (AES), UConn’s London program provides students the opportunity to study and/or intern in London, England. Students can choose, at the time of application, whether they would like to take courses only or if they would like to do an internship and take classes.

Courses only option

The Course only semester Program runs for eight weeks during both the summer session, allowing students to earn academic credit. Program participants enroll in two class (modules) at Birkbeck, University of London. All students receive a full arrival orientation with both AES and Birkbeck staff. The AES office is centrally located in Bloomsbury, just a 10 minute walk from Birkbeck.

Internship option

The London Internship Semester Program runs for eight weeks during both the summer session, allowing students to gain both a practical experience while earning academic credit. Students participate in an internship placement where professionalism and a firm commitment are expected. In addition, program participants enroll in one class (modules) at Birkbeck, University of London. All students receive a full arrival orientation with both AES and Birkbeck staff. The AES office is centrally located in Bloomsbury, just a 10 minute walk from Birkbeck. Find more information below regarding the internship placements.

The Academics

Join other international students at Birkbeck, University of London. Students will be enrolled as  students at Birkbeck giving them access to the faculties at the university including the Student Union, IT labs and library. The course offerings for the summer 2018 program will be posted shortly.

Students enrolling in the course only option will take 2 courses at Birkbeck for a total of 6 US credits.

Students enrolling in the internship option will take 1 courses at Birkbeck plus the internship course for a total of 6 credits.

The Experience

Housing

Students are housed in safe and secure apartments in Central London. This provides interns a real London workday experience. Apartments are flat-style with full kitchens and lounge area with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms which accommodate between three and eight students, depending on the number of bedrooms. The flats include weekly cleaning and basic internet. As London is a major city, student housing is basic and small when compared to housing at Storrs. Housing is located in travel zones 1 or 2. Students who are participating in an internship will need to commute to their internship site.

Birkbeck Facilities

Students will have full access to Birkbeck, University of London teaching staff, 24 hour computing facilities, University of London Student Union Membership, access to University of London libraries, dedicated Student Services Manager, and a Zone 1 and 2 Travel Card.

Internship Option

In addition to the above, internship students will take an internship seminar, receive pre-arrival placement in an appropriate internship, have access to an Internship Coordinator and have regular documented contact with site supervisor. Possible internship placements include: Advertising and Public Relations, Communications and Media, Fashion, Government and Politics, Health Care/Sciences, History, Information Technology and Computing, Law, Non-Profit and NGO, Psychology and Social Science.

UK Visa

Students participating in the internship program will need to obtain a Tier 4 General Student Visa which will cost approximately $500. In order to obtain this on time, you are encouraged to apply for your passport immediately if you do not already have one.

Finances

Please note that the only type of financial aid that can be applied to the cost of this program, other than scholarships, are Federal Stafford Loans. Click the link below for this program’s budget sheet and contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Summer
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Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 06/04/2018 07/30/2018

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Humanities
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 2.75