England: FIE Internship/Service Learning, London Semester

Overview

Program Overview

FIE’s program in London gives students the opportunity to experience firsthand this complex society through interdisciplinary coursework as well as tailored academic internships, service learning and research opportunities. Students take an FIE Key Course, two to three elective courses, and choose one of three pathways. Elective courses, which vary each semester, are generally offered in History, Business, Music, Literature, and Sociology. Field trips, guest lectures by London-based specialists, site visits and other program activities are integrated into all FIE courses. Through FIE, you can arrange your semester to fit your academic goals.  

 

 


Academics
Academic Profile

Foundation for International Education in London

In addition to taking an FIE key course and two to three elective courses, student choose one of three pathways:

Internship Pathway
Internships are arranged based on your academic interests and career goals and are typically three days per week over an 8 week period.

Service Learning Pathway
Conduct service work 3 days per week with a London non-profit, charity or social enterprise organization based on your education background and interests. Enrollment in the Social Welfare course is required for students in the Service Learning pathway.

Research Pathway
The International Research Course is designed for students in the social sciences, business studies and the humanities. Develop research skills and concepts by designing, executing, writing and presenting your own research project. Topics will center on British cultural, historical, political or contemporary contexts and may have a comparative dimension.

Course Offerings

Key Courses
To help contextualize the London experience, students enroll in a Key Course, which serves as an anchor for FIE study abroad in London. Students choose from one of the four Key Course options:

British Life and Cultures 
British Life and Europe 
British Life and Visual Media 
British Life and Business

Elective Courses
Students also take two to three elective courses in the following subject areas:

Arts, Literature and Theater
Contemporary Britain
Global Business
Global Studies
History and Politics
Humanities and Social Sciences
Media and Communications
Peace, Conflict and Social Justice

For specific course offerings, please visit:

http://www.fie.org.uk/london/semester_program/

 


Student Life
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

FIE is committed to providing students the opportunity to engage and explore their surroundings and offer optional field trips and study tours outside of the academic excursions. Students are also informed of local cultural events and extra-curricular activities. Learn more at http://www.fie.org.uk/london/student_life/.

Housing

FIE offers student accommodations in historic and charming Kensington, just a few minutes’ walk from the Foundation House Study Center. Students live in fully-furnished converted 19th Century townhouses with one to three roommates. Common living and kitchen areas in each residence allow students to interact frequently with each other. Learn more about the accommodations at http://www.fie.org.uk/london/london_housing/.

Alumni Feedback

“Coming to London for a FIE internship was a wonderful experience and one of the best decisions I ever made.”
- Michelle

 


Details
FIE London Semester Program Details

Duration

Fall 2014: September 3 - December 21

Spring 2015: January 7 - April 26

Application Deadline(s)

Fall Semester: April 1st

Spring Semester: October 15th

All application materials must be completed through the online application and/or received at Montana State University by these dates.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must have at least a 2.75 GPA and have sophomore status to be eligible for the program.

Language

All courses are taught in English.

Costs

Fall 2014: $15,600

Spring 2015: $15,600

Costs Included

Tuition and fees, accommodation, CISI medical insurance, field trips, London Tube (subway) Pass (zones 1 & 2), optional week-end home stay, membership in Imperial College Student Union and library access, orientation, wireless internet, and International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

Costs Not Included

Airfare, Tier 4 visa, meals (residence halls have kitchen facilities) and personal expenses.

Withdraw Policy  

31 days prior to the first day of the program:  100% minus $400 deposit
30 days or less prior to the first day of the program: 10% minus $400 deposit
No refund after program begins.

Entry Requirements

Learn more about the Tier 4 Visa at the UK Border Agency website: https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.

Related Links

Wikipedia Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Foundation for International Education

 


Apply Now
Your Adventure in England Begins Here

Apply Online Now:

Foundation for International Education (FIE) - Online Application

Please feel free to contact us with questions.

Alyson Roberts, CCIS Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone: 994-7044
Fax (406) 994-1619
E-mail: CCIS Study Abroad Advisor

How do I apply?

Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by clicking the link above to proceed to the online application through Montana State University.

As part of the online application, you will need to submit the following items:

Official Transcript
Copy of Passport (Biographical Page)
2 Passport-Size Photos
Disciplinary Clearance Form
FIE Supplemental Application - Online
2 Academic Recommendations

More information can be found on the online application regarding the required material.

*All MSU students must make an appointment with the MSU Office of International Programs before completing the application.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.