United Kingdom-London

London, United Kingdom is an ideal place to study abroad. Whether it is walking down Piccadilly Circus for a famous West End play or immersing yourself in the many museums and art galleries that make up London, it truly is a leading Global City. London provides the environment for examining British culture, theatre, theology and art. With more than 7.8 million inhabitants, London is a city rich with cultures and religions, and more than 300 languages are spoken within its boundaries.

Program Highlights

  • Students live in the Kensington borough of London, which is steps away from Hyde Park and Kensington Palace
  • Program has a required embedded internship as part of the program
  • All students get a transportation card for use of subway and buses in Central London as part of program fee. It makes travel around London easy.


With our partnership with the Foundation for International Education (FIE) study center, the faculty consists of a CSB/SJU professor who accompanies the group and faculty from FIE who all teach at the Foundation House study Center. To their lectures and assigned readings, these professors add study sessions at such sites as the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the British Museum, as well as day field excursions outside of London. Having class with other CSB/SJU students, the focus is on a structured curriculum in classes with , always leaving room for the exploration of unique opportunities presented by the intellectual and cultural resources of England.

The program will broken up into 2 phases. In phase 1, all students will take 2 required courses, which include British Life and Culture and the Study Abroad Seminar with the CSB/SJU faculty. In addition, students will take one or two additional electives from the FIE course list with CSB/SJU Common Curriculum attributes. These courses are elective options possibilities in Art, Communication, English, Economics, Global Business, History, Political Science, Sociology, and other Academics subjects.

During Phase 2, all students will continue to take the British Life and Culture and the Study Abroad Seminar with the CSB/SJU faculty, but then students will also start their 3 day a week internship during this time. All internship placements are procured by FIE, so students will not need to find their own internship.

For more details on courses and credits please refer to page 2 of the London brochure.

Experiential Learning and Activities

All students on this program will complete a 7 week, 165 hour international internship, which is a pre-professional, field-based internship coupled with an academic course.  The work environments available to FIE interns cater to a variety of majors and include the various business sectors, not-for-profit, political, public sector and creative organizations. Through FIE's internship placements, you have the opportunity to build professional skills, increase industry knowledge and experience working in a different culture and in a major global city. To find out more about available internship placement areas, see internship placements.

Students on this program have a lot of opportunities to get involved in the local community. Students have the chance to stay with a UK host family for a weekend for a small fee, or join clubs at the local college.


Participants on the London program will live in furnished flats (apartments) or residential style housing. In the flat, there are single sex bedrooms, but the kitchen and living rooms areas are shared by Johnnies and Bennies. Also residing in the same building, are students from other US colleges and universities. Meals are not included in the program fee, but students have access to shared furnished kitchen facilities in their flats or student residence.

Students have use of the computer lab (e-mail and Internet) at Metrogate and access to the Kensington public library, the student union of the Imperial College of London. Wireless Internet access is available in all buildings.

Program Dates

The approximate program dates for London are: early September to mid-December (fall semester) and mid-January to late April (spring semester).

Financial Considerations

 For more information on the "Program Fees" for this program, please refer to the London Program Brochure for specific information.  Another great resource is the Financing your Experience brochure. In this brochure, there are estimates of what past participants spent on this program. Also included in this brochure is information regarding scholarships and financial aid.

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Spring 2019 Program Director: Steve Saupe, Biology

Fall 2019 Program Director: Shannon Smith, History/FYS

Spring 2020 Program Director: Allison Spenader, Education/FYS

Program Advisor: Joy Ruis, Center for Global Education