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About the Program
Get the career preparation you need with an internship in London. With the city’s thriving economy and rich culture, you’re bound to find the internship placement you’re looking for, whatever your target industry.
The study + internship program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer study program, and our strong academic focus and personal placements are dedicated to experiences that make a real impact. Multiple options and price ranges-from 6-week summer sessions to full semester programs-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.
- 1/22/22 - 6/4/22
- Apply by:
- Withdraw by:
- Minimum GPA:
- 1 year as a registered college student by the time of application
- 3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged.
- Course Prerequisites:
- Some courses may have prerequisites.
- Internship Career Field(s)
- Accounting , Advertising , Arts , Broadcasting , Business Management , Communication , Computer Science , Culture , Data Management , Design , Digital Arts , Economics , Engineering , Exercise , Finance , Health & Social Services , Hospitality , Information Technology (IT) , International Relations , Journalism , Law , Life Sciences & Resource Management , Marketing , Mathematics , Media Technology , Museum Studies , NGO & Development , Non Profit Administration , Performing Arts , Political Science , Psychology , Public Relations , Publishing , Sales , Social Services , Sports Science , Sustainability , Theatre , Tourism
You'll enroll in 1 internship seminar course that includes an academic seminar and an internship placement, and 2-3 elective courses at LSBU. Please note that at least 2 courses have to be from the same school. The academic structure below lists a small sample of the hundreds of courses available. You will have access to introductory, intermediate and advanced courses in a variety of subject areas. See below for information how to access LSBU’s Course (Module) Directory for a full list of courses.
Your internship seminar meets for 30 seminar hours and you'll spend a minimum of 130 hours at your internship placement. Please note, while 130 placement hours are the minimum required to earn academic credit, UK employers expect students to work an average of 12-15 hours per week, which amounts to 130-320 placement hours over the course of the semester. Together, your seminar and internship placement are worth 4 credits. Courses at LSBU are worth 4 credits. You may earn 16 credits (up to 240 contact hours).
LSBU courses typically meet once a week. Classes are typically held Monday - Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled outside of your normal class time throughout the week.
Your internship placement hours take place Monday-Friday; the exact time of day and days of the week will be determined after you arrive. Your work schedule will be structured with limited flexibility.
We strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible. Internship positions are both limited in availability and competitive; employers give priority to those who submit early!
The majority of internships require a video or in-person interview with the employer before placement is confirmed. For students who speak English as a second language, there will be one additional interview to assess English language fluency. All placements will be confirmed upon arrival and will each have their own set of internship guidelines for the position. We'll do our best, but we can't guarantee placement at a particular site.
Prior to departure you will select your preferred courses and enroll based on course availability. LSBU course lists and schedules are not finalized until you’re in London. As such, final course registration takes place onsite. It is critical to understand course availability is subject to change and courses are not guaranteed. It is in your best interest to get several course alternates approved by your home university prior to your departure date. This will give you flexibility during registration. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
Please be aware that the university final exam period runs past the CEA program dates. Therefore, it is your responsibility to arrange an alternate due date or assessment, if necessary, with your instructor. We recommend speaking about this with your instructor before the end of the add/drop period onsite.
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
The official home of England’s royal family for 900 years, Windsor claims to be the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Tour the immense grounds, lavish staterooms, crowd-pleasing dollhouse, art gallery, and chapel. You’ll also visit the state apartments, from the intimate chambers of Charles II to the enormous Waterloo Chamber, built to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in 1815. All are exquisitely furnished with important works of art from the Royal Collection. After lunch, head across the bridge from the castle toward the college of Eton, the exclusive school that’s educated eighteen former British prime ministers and members of the royal family.
The beautiful city of Cambridge is known for its academia, architecture, and majestic buildings, like Kings College and Great St Mary’s Church. Enjoy a guided tour of the colleges and learn about the history of the University, as well some of the pranks Cambridge students get up to. Take a punt down the river Cam, or jump on a bicycle and see the city the way the locals do.
Oxford is famous world-over for its University which, with its thirty-eight colleges, is the home of British academia. Oxford was established in the 9th century and residence of both royalty and scholars for over 800 years; today, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. The excursion to Oxford begins with a walking tour of the delights of Carfax Tower, Bodelian Library, Ashmolean Museum, and Christ Church, founded by Cardinal Wolsey in 1524 and one of Oxford's largest colleges. More recently, Christ Church gained fame as a setting in several Harry Potter films. After the tour, you’ll have free time to explore other colleges, shop in the covered market, or try your hand at a traditional Oxford past-time: punting on the river which, similar to a Venetian gondolier, tests your strength and navigation skills.
Stonehenge and Bath
Travel by coach from London to Salisbury Plain, site of mysterious Stonehenge. The first stones are believed to have been placed as many as 5000 years ago, with the final phase completed around 1,500 BC. Wonder at how prehistoric man managed to transport these stones, weighing up to 5 tons each, across many miles before the invention of the wheel. Continue on to Bath, famous for its hot springs and 2000-year-old Roman Baths. The tour includes a visit to the Baths, where you can walk in the footsteps of the Romans and even taste the spring waters. Later, join a guided walking tour of this World Heritage city to admire its Regency architecture, including the Royal Crescent.
This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.
Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.
Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.
Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA before purchasing airline tickets.
You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.
Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.