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UConn Business & Economics in London, England (Faculty-led)

The Program

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

Go Global with UConn Business in London! Through intensive internships and coursework, UConn Business & Economics in London offers business and economics majors the chance to work in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, get a semester’s worth of academic credit and to engage with critical global issues both inside and outside the classroom.

The Internship

EUSA personalizes the internship matching experience for each student through an individual internship consultation meeting and assessment to ensure both student interest and academic relevance of the placement. The following are examples of past internship placements & serve as a constructive guide. Please note these are examples of past internship placements only. While EUSA guarantees an internship to program participants, specific placements vary from semester to semester and may not always be available, as placements are always dependent upon the individual student’s skills, the needs of the company, and timing. Likewise, internship placements may be available in academic areas not listed.

The Academics

This program is designed to give upper level Business and Economics majors the chance to participate in 7 weeks of coursework and 7 weeks of a full time internship. Students will be able to be considered for a wide variety of placements at well-known companies in many industry sectors, as well as with smaller innovative companies. The following are sample past placements and serve as a constructive guide. Opportunities vary each term as they are subject to availability & individual skill set.

All students in the program will take 3 three credit courses during the first seven weeks of the program for a total of nine credits:

All students will get 5 credits for an internship during the second seven weeks and 1 credit for a reflective practice that accompanies it.

FALL TERM COURSEWORK

Business Majors Economics Majors
Fall Term Prerequisites MGMT 3101 (Will be waived as a prerequisite for 5thterm students who have not yet had a chance to take it. Students will take MGMT 3101 when they return.) ECON 1200 or both ECON 1201 and 1202
Fall Term Courses

(9 Credits)

MGMT 3225: International Business, 3 Credits

 

BADM 4893: Business Ethics, 3 Credits

 

ANTH 3093 Foreign Student: British History and Culture, 3 Credits

ECON 2440: Economics in a Global Economy

 

BADM 4893: Business Ethics, 3 Credits

 

ANTH 3093 Foreign Student: British History and Culture, 3 Credits

Fall Term Internship Credit (6 Credits) BADM 4891: Field Study Internship, 5 Credits

 

ECON 2491: Internship Research Paper, 1 Credit

ECON 2481: Field Study Internship, 5 Credits

 

ECON 2491: Internship Research Paper, 1 Credit

SPRING TERM COURSEWORK

Business Majors Economics Majors
Spring Term Prerequisites FNCE 3101 ECON 2202
Spring Term Courses (9 Credits) FNCE 4305: Global Financial Management, 3 Credits

 

BADM 4893: Business Ethics, 3 Credits

 

ANTH 3093 Foreign Student: British History and Culture, 3 Credits

ECON 3422: International Finance, 3 Credits

 

BADM 4893: Business Ethics, 3 Credits

 

ANTH 3093 Foreign Student: British History and Culture, 3 Credits

Spring Term Internship Credit (6 Credits) BADM 4891: Field Study Internship, 5 Credits

 

ECON 2491: Internship Research Paper, 1 Credit

ECON 2481: Field Study Internship, 5 Credits

 

ECON 2491: Internship Research Paper, 1 Credit

The Experience

Monticello House on Russell Square in Bloomsbury is an ideal location for your studies, as it is just a  short walk to the British Museum and a twenty minute walk to many of the hot spots of London, including Covent Garden, Oxford Street, the West End theatre district, Soho, and Trafalgar Square, site of the National Gallery, and many other tourist attractions.

You will reside in fully furnished modern apartments on Edgware Road called the Landward, a lively thirty to forty-minute commute from Monticello House. Housing includes wireless broadband, washers and dryers, and weekly cleaning. The Southbank is a wonderful place for shopping and eating, and is well connected to the rest of the city by bus and subway (underground).

Prepare to be transformed by the knowledge, skills and experience you will gain living and learning in London that will equip you for future success in your future academic and professional lives! You will enjoy a unique opportunity to explore, understand, and most importantly, to contribute to the community life of one of the most extraordinary cities in the world.

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

Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship
The Elizabeth C. Hanson Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to support students who are pursuing an internship in an international setting or in an organization deeply engaged in international matters. Undergraduates interested in international relations, international political economy, critical global issues, and international culture and institutions are eligible to apply. Click here for more information.

Catherine Dudley Scholarship Fund
One scholarship each academic year will be awarded to an outstanding student with demonstrable financial need. Priority will be given to students majoring in economics. The recipient of this award will be selected from the group of applicants applying for the Global Citizenship Scholarship (see above). Applications are available as part on the online application process. To be eligible, students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with the Office of Financial Aid. If a student withdraws from his/her study abroad program after being awarded the scholarship, UConn Education Abroad reserves the right to revoke the scholarship award.

Please note that this program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. 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.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage:

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Business, Economics
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required:
Open to non-UConn students: Yes Required GPA: 3