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Boston University London Internship Program (summer) (Third Party)

The Program

Now in its twenty-first year, the London Internship Program offers a semester or summer of study and work in England’s exciting capital city. This program combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area, or “track,” in the context of Great Britain’s history, culture, and society and its role in modern Europe. Courses in each track are taught by selected British faculty exclusively to students enrolled in the Boston University program. For information related specifically to the summer term, click here.

The Academics

Students choose a track which determines their core course and internship area, and take two elective courses, one during the core course and one during the London-Eye Internship. Most UConn students enroll in the Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations track. Please note that internships must be approved prior to departure by an appropriate academic department. Credit will not be given after the fact. See the table below for a list of England-London, Boston University London Internship Program Course Equivalents. Students must take the required core classes in their chosen field of study, but may choose to take appropriate courses designated as electives from outside their academic areas for the remaining two classes. During the internship students enroll in a related, weekly seminar course. Program participants enroll in and must complete all requirements for three classroom courses and one academic internship course.

Please Note: To receive credit for an internship, most academic departments require that they evaluate the internship for credit PRIOR TO DEPARTURE. It is your responsibility to check with the academic department you wish to receive credit from. If you do not do this, it is likely you will not receive credit for the internship.

Business students: Internships MUST be evaluated prior to departure by the Office of Undergraduate Advising in the School of Business. Please contact them at

Communication Students: Internships MUST be evaluated prior to departure by Dr. Arthur Vanlear in the Communication Department. Please contact him at Internship credit is only open to juniors or higher who have also completed 12 credits of upper division communication courses

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.

Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
BADM 2893 Foreign Study COM CM 521 British & European Marketing Strategy 3 6/30/2019
BADM 2893 International Business SMG IM345E International Management Environment 3 12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
COMM 4993 Foreign Study COM FT 318 British Television Studies 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
COMM 4993 Foreign Study COM CM 413 Strategy & Tactics in British Public Relations 3 12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
DRAM 3138 Trends in Contemporary Theatre TH 508 Contemporary British Theatre 3 6/30/2018
DRAM 3199 Independent Study HU 425E Theatre Studies Internship Tutorial 3 6/30/2018
DRAM 4193 Foreign Study TH 440 Experimental London Theatre 3 6/30/2018
DRAM 4193 Foreign Study FT 317 British Cinema and Society 3 6/30/2018
ECON 2481 + ECON 2491 Internship – Field Study + Internship – Research Paper CAS EC 497 E Internship- BUS/ECON 2 + 1 12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ECON 2493 Foreign Study CAS EC 364 Economic Policy-A British Perspective 3 12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
ECON 3422 International Finance CAS EC 346 European Capital Markets 3 6/30/2021
ENGL 2101 British Literature II CAS EN 310 British & Irish Writing: Poetry and the Novel since 1900 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
JOUR 3093 Foreign Study COM JO416 The Foreign Correspondent 3 12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
POLS 2998 Political Issues CAS PO 335 Britain and Europe – a new beginning 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3402 Contemporary International Politics CAS PO 358 Issues in Contemporary Politics 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3991 Supervised Field Work CAS PO 451/453 Internship in Politics or Internship in Comparative Law 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3993 Foreign Study CAS PO 360 British Political Institutions 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3993 Foreign Study PO 534 Comparative British & American Constitutional Law: The British Legal System 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
POLS 3993 Foreign Study CAS PO 538 Current British Legal Issues 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited

The Experience

Students live in furnished apartments with other students in Boston University’s London programs. Apartments are within walking distance of the London Center. They vary in size (from two to 13 occupants), configuration, and style of South Kensington decoration, but most consist of shared bedrooms, bath/shower room, and a living/dining room with cooking facilities. High-speed internet access and phone services are available.

Boston University’s London Center is home to the Boston University Liaison Office and the classrooms, library, computer facilities with internet access, and administrative offices of the Boston University London programs. Fourteen full- and part-time staff members work here with responsibilities to assign and maintain housing, supervise the academic programs, provide student life services, arrange internships, and support student and faculty research. The Center is located in exclusive South Kensington.

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester: March 15; Spring Semester: October 15; Summer Term: March 1.

Please note: Students interested in an internship placement with Parliament should apply to the program by September 1 for the spring semester and January 15 for the fall semester or summer term.

Apply also to Boston University International Programs. Scholarships are available.


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.

Certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring, Summer
The Details

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/27/2018 03/06/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/08/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Health, Public Health, Sports Management, Business, Communication
Language of instruction: English Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 3