United Kingdom-London (Spring Semester)
Spend your spring semester in one of the world's great cultural and economic center, London, United Kingdom provides an ideal place to study abroad. From the top of Big Ben to the bottom of the ever-flowing Thames River, London has a hustle of innovation that is hard to ignore. Whether it is walking down Piccadilly Circus for a famous West End play or immersing yourself in the over 170 museums and art galleries that make up London, it truly is a leading global & iconic city. On the program, students will study and complete an internship all in one semester.
Explore complete United Kingdom - London Program details on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.
On this program, you study and complete an internship all in one semester with a partnership with FIE. All classes are held at the FIE study center in the city’s Kensington burough. On the program, students take one course taught by the CSB+SJU faculty and the rest of the courses are taught by on-site faculty with other CSB+SJU students and other visiting students from US Universities. Learning excursions are included with each course to different areas of London like the National Portrait Gallery, Houses of Parliament, or the British Museum to compliment the coursework.
- COLG 385 - Study Abroad Seminar (4 cr) (CS,GL) - Offered if Faculty-Led
- SA 370 - British Life and Culture (4 cr) (HE)
- SA 397 - International Internship (2 or 4 cr) (EX) - All internship placements are arranged by FIE.
- SA 370 - London Pending Courses (4 or 8 cr) - Choose 1-2 Electives from the FIE course list with CSB+SJU Integrations Curriculum attributes.
For course descriptions and more information, refer to the course list links above and the CSBSJU-Global Portal. To explore study abroad course options and how they work with the Integrations Curriculum, Common Curriculum, and departmental requirements, checkout our new CGE Study Abroad Course Database.
All students on this program will complete a 7 week, 165 hour internship or service internship during the second half of the program, which is a pre-professional, field-based internship combined 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. On this program, you will identify the type of placement along with goals and skills you want to acquire while completing this internship. Then, our partner, FIE will place you in an internship. You have the opportunity to build professional skills, increase industry knowledge and experience working in a different culture and in a major global city. Students can intern in the following areas:
Business & Entrepreneurship, Communications, Education, Environment & Sustainability, Entertainment & Performing Arts, Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle, Finance & Accountancy, Historical & Cultural Organizations, Technology & Design, Legal & Justice Organizations, Public Health & Wellbeing, Social Welfare & Non-Profit Organizations
Please note that there are no internships available in science, math, or the medical industries. However, you can still have a valuable experience in a London internship. Students in the medical field, for example, should consider Public Health & Wellbeing or Environment and Sustainability.
Housing is arranged for program participants by the Center for Global Education (CGE) in partnership with FIE. On this program, you live with other CSB+SJU students in furnished flats (apartments) or residential style housing with access to kitchen facilities. In the flat, there are single sex bedrooms, but the kitchen and living rooms areas are shared by Bennies & Johnnies. 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 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 FIE buildings. There is not a fitness center available with the cost of the program. Students can access fitness centers in the area for a separate cost.
During a semester abroad, CSB+SJU students pay the same tuition as if on campus. Instead of paying CSB+SJU Housing and Meal Plan, all students studying abroad pay an Education Abroad Program Fee. Find Program Fee information on the CSBSJU-Global Portal.
Program Director Information
Spring 2023: Elaine Rutherford has taught drawing and painting in the Art Department at CSB+SJU since 1998. During this time, she has served as the director of various study abroad experiences including London, Rome and Athens, Cannes, and Scotland. Elaine is very excited at the opportunity to work with students in London once again.
Spring 2024: Dr. Jen Kramer is an Associate Professor in the Communication Department Her specialty areas are health communication and intercultural communication. She is a CSB alum, who has been teaching college for over 25 years, 17 of those at CSB+SJU. She loves teaching, and taking a course with her will inevitably involve laughter, while also addressing the serious communication issues of our lives. This will be her first time leading study abroad and she cannot wait to experience all that the U.K. has to offer with you!