Available Sessions





5/31/18 - 7/28/18



Estimated Credits:



Apply by Closed Withdraw by 3/8/18

Internship Career Field(s)

Accounting, Advertising, Arts, Broadcasting, Communication, Computer Services, Culture, Data Management, Design, Economics, Exercise, Finance, Health, Hospitality, Information Technology (IT), International Relations, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Media Technology, Museum Studies, NGO & Development, Performing Arts, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Publishing, Sales, Social Sciences, Social Services, Sports Science, Theatre, Tourism, Visual & Digital Arts


  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • Cover
  • CV/Resume
  • Transcript - Official


Minimum GPA:
3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged.
1 year as a registered college student by the time of application

About the Program

Program Description

Turn the global city of London into your classroom. With strengths in the arts, commerce, fashion, finance, and tourism, there’s bound to be a placement to fit your academic and professional interests. The CEA London Center offers courses on business and communication — ideal for complementing internship placements —as well as London-themed courses in areas such as history, literature, theatre studies, and art history. The study + internship program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer study program.  Our strong academic focus;  personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact; and multiple options and price ranges—from 8-week summer sessions to a full semester program - allow you to take care of those degree requirements and give your career a boost all while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking. Learn more about the benefits of a CEA internship.

Program Structure

You'll enroll in a weekly academic seminar and an internship placement; and one additional elective course. The internship seminar meets for 30 contact hours and requires between 120-160 hours at your internship placement over 8 weeks. Together, your seminar and internship placement are worth 4 credits. Tier 4 UK Immigration policy dictates your placement hours.  Actual weekly placement hours may vary depending on industry standards for your career field and will be determined after you arrive.

Students enrolled in the two-course option may earn up to 7 credits. Electives meet for 45 hours and run for 6 weeks. Courses meet at various times Monday-Friday; active learning components required by your seminar or elective courses may be scheduled for Fridays. Your course options may be limited, as your primary responsibility is to fulfill your internship obligations, which includes honoring your employer’s preferred schedule.

We strongly recommended that you apply as soon as possible. Internship positions are selective; students who demonstrate both professionalism and commitment throughout the process are most successful in securing placements.

The placement process involves three Skype or phone interviews: 1) a screening interview with your CEA site specialist; 2) a job placement interview with your on-site internship coordinator and; 3) a final interview with your host site supervisor. The host site retains the final decision regarding placements, so it’s important to convey your independence, maturity, adaptability, curiosity, and commitment to both your career interests and the host organization. During the placement process, you will also be guided through the Tier 4 student visa process.

Upon successfully completing your on-site placement coordinator interview, CEA guarantees you a placement based on the personal, professional, and cross-cultural goals agreed upon in your interview. All placements will be secured two weeks prior to arrival. 

Upon placement, we'll automatically enroll you in the weekly internship course. You will be asked to indicate your preferred elective. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines. Your primary responsibility during your internship program is to fulfill your internship and academic obligations, which includes honoring your employer’s preferred schedule and fulfilling your commitments. 

If you have confirmed an internship placement in London through independent contacts, we can also support you in securing important logistics such as visas, housing, and credit. Contact a CEA admissions counselor for more details.

Where You'll Study

London South Bank University features seven schools in a flexible, dynamic learning environment that supports students, develops academic programming, and engages with professional industries. Home to a diverse student body from more than 130 nations, LSBU’s centrally located campus offers a familiar on-campus experience for American students, all within an urban setting.
Courses at the CEA London Center use the city as a classroom, incorporating academics with thoughtful site visits and field trips that take full advantage of this vibrant, diverse urban setting. The CEA London Center’s intentional course list offers a focus on business and communication — ideal for complementing internship placements — as well as London-themed courses in areas such as history, literature, theatre studies, art history, and more.

Where You'll Stay

When you study abroad in London, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.       

Studying Abroad in London with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursionscultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in London easy!

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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