Looking to gain international work experience while traveling Europe and immersing yourself in the British culture? This program is for you! Our participants intern throughout London at companies, NGOs, and organizations relevant to their future career goals. Our students intern full-time and learn what it really means to live and work in the UK!
This program allows you to live in the heart of London while making friends with other program participants. You'll live in zone 1 of the city and commute to your internship each weekday. You'll experience the true British way of life with the option to travel Europe on the weekends!
"I had such an amazing time while interning in London this past summer. From the new friends to the amazing sights of Europe, my time in London is unmatched by anything else. I was fortunate enough to be placed in an internship that matched my professional needs and desires to a T, as well as meet new coworkers that gave many suggestions of things to do and see in their home country. Beyond the outstanding professional experience, this program provided many travel opportunities that not many people are able to ever do in their lives. If I could go back I would do this program a 1000 times over and over again. What's not to like about real work experience while simultaneously immersing yourself into a new culture?" - Brad Weinstein, London Program Summer 2016
In a survey of students who had undergone an international experience:
98% say they are now more aware of their own cultural values and biases
96% report higher levels of confidence
97% report that being abroad served as a catalyst for increased maturity
64% of employers think international experience is important for recruitment
Students who have international experience are 23% less likely to face long-term unemployment than those without
Almost 1 in 10 students who completed a job placement abroad has started a company
64% of employers said that graduates with an international background are more often given greater professional responsibility
*according to The Erasmus Impact study by the European Commission 2014
London's overall temperature during the summer is like a brisk fall day with an average of 19°C (66°F). A light jacket will normally suit you well and the one thing not to forget? Your umbrella!
London is an expansive city with sites to see at every turn. Start your day with a spin on the London Eye to see amazing views of Big Ben and Parliament. Head down Southbank and across Millenium Bridge which opens to the breathtaking St. Pauls Cathedral. Continue on to see the British Musuem and end your evening with a pint outside Tower Bridge.
The US Dollar to Great British Pound is currently at the lowest rate we've seen in long time - 1.31 USD to 1 GBP. This makes your time in London cheaper than ever before! (Things you don't bring up to locals). A monthly tube card is around 128 GBP and an average dinner is about 15 GBP.
London is extremely well connected to the rest of the UK and Europe as a whole. Whether you wish to take a 2hr train to Paris or a 2 hr flight to Madrid, you can do so London St. Pancras Railway Station or any of London's 5 airports - Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, or London city.
London is one of the pre-eminent financial centres of the world as the most important location for international finance. London has five major business districts: the City, Westminster, Canary Wharf, Camden & Islington and Lambeth & Southwark. London also headquarters many big name companies such as HSBC, BP, Barclays, and Lloyds.