Study + Internship in London: University of Westminster Available Sessions
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About the Program
Gain marketable skills and first-hand experience in London business culture with an accredited international internship through the University of Westminster (WMN). Internships include an academic seminar component and help prepare you for the global marketplace by aligning with your academic and career goals. Designed for committed students majoring in relevant fields, this program enables you to enhance and develop transferrable skills that set you apart in the global job market. Past internships have been completed at charities, museums, PR firms, and small- and medium-sized businesses. Your internship will be complemented by courses from WMN's full course catalog. It's an ideal way to develop your international network in Europe's financial hub.
- 9/19/15 - 12/19/15
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- Application Requirements
- Internship Career Field(s)
- Accounting , Advertising , Anthropology , Architecture , Arts , Broadcasting , Business Management , Communication , Computer Science , Culture , Data Management , Design , Digital Arts , Economics , Education , Engineering , Environmental Studies , Exercise , Finance , Health & Social Services , Hospitality , Information Technology (IT) , International Relations , Journalism , Life Sciences & Resource Management , Marketing , Mathematics , Media Technology , Museum Studies , NGO & Development , Non Profit Administration , Political Science , Psychology , Public Relations , Publishing , Sales , Social Sciences , Sports Science , Sustainability , Teaching , Theatre , Urban Planning
You'll enroll in 1 internship course that includes an academic seminar and an internship placement, and 2-3 elective courses. Generally, elective courses are worth 4 credits in the U.S. semester system. Your internship seminar meets for 36 seminar hours and you'll spend a minimum of 168 hours at your internship placement. Together, your seminar and internship placement are worth 4 credits. You may earn a total of 12-16 credits.
Courses meet at varying times during the week. Internship placements may take place Monday-Friday during typical business hours. The exact time and days of the week will be decided in conjunction with your host organization. Once your work schedule is set, there will be limited flexibility to modify it. Expect to spend 14 hours per week at your internship organization.
We strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible. Internship positions are both limited in availability and competitive; employers give priority to those who submit early!
To qualify for an internship, you must have taken classes in a relevant discipline. The recruitment process will begin before your departure; the majority of internships require a Skype/telephone interview with the employer before placement is confirmed. All placements will be confirmed upon arrival and will each have their own set of internship guidelines for the position. Internships are competitive and determined on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The academic structure 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 the Westminster website for a full list of courses. If you wish to enroll in practical courses offered through the School of Media Art & Design at the Harrow campus, you must submit a portfolio for review consisting of slides, photographs, or digital images of your work, demonstrating your level and suitability for the course.
You’ll complete a Westminster Application Form indicating course selections and alternates before you leave for London. This will facilitate your pre-approval by the departments and/or lecturers for entry into your chosen courses. When selecting courses, make sure you are looking at the campus designation. Final course registration takes place during the first week of the program.
It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.
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.