Dates: January 8 – April 26, 2020
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019
Costs: $18,250 CCIS Member | $18,650 Non-Member
* FIE Fall scholarships available in the amount of $3,000. Apply by September 15th!
Dates: September 2, 2020 – December 20, 2020
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
Costs: TBD CCIS Member | TBD Non-Member
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Study or Study and Intern in London for a Semester
Study, intern, and explore! FIE’s program in London gives students the opportunity to experience firsthand this complex society through interdisciplinary coursework as well as tailored academic internships. Students take an FIE Key Course, focusing on an aspect of British Life such as British Life and Business; Visual Media; Europe or Culture; two to three elective courses from among over 40 that FIE teaches at their London center, and choose one of three pathways: Study, Study & Internship, or Study & Service Internship.
With FIE London you can pursue studies for just about any major imaginable with elective courses available in business, communications, history, literature, politics, theater, music, health, writing and much more. 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 while also doing an internship with a small-to-mid size British company or non-profit.
College of Staten Island, CUNY
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This program is sponsored and administered by the College of Staten Island and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Foundation for International Education in London
In addition to taking an FIE British Life key course and two to three elective courses from over 40 taught by FIE faculty in their London center, students choose one of the following pathways:
Study Pathway: You will take 4 to 5 classes including one of FIE's Key Courses and electives selected from over 40 courses in Arts, Literature, and Theatre; Contemporary Britain; Global Business; Global Studies; History and Politics; Humanities and Social Sciences; Media and Communications; Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice.
Internship Pathway: Your studies are paired with an FIE internship placement at a small-to-medium sized London company or non-profit. Gain critical career and intercultural skills while interning in an international workplace in London. Classes include your International Internship Course (IIC), which integrates your internship with classroom seminars - the perfect setting for reflecting and analyzing your work experience. You will also take an FIE Key Course and 2 to 3 elective courses.
Service Internship Pathway: If you are looking to make a difference and perhaps help effect social change, then this pathway allows you to intern with a non-profit or caused-based organization in an area that you may be passionate about. A wide range of service internship placements are available, from homeless advocacy to public health issues and much more. Classes include your International Service Internship Course (IIC), an FIE Key Course, and 2 to 3 elective courses.
FIE faculty use the city of London as a classroom, with emphasis placed on exciting co-curricular activities that help bring coursework to life. Imagine visiting the Chelsea Football Club as part of your Global Marketing course, or the BBC headquarters as part of your British Life and Cultures key course! The possibilities in London are endless. 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, or British Life and Business
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, and Conflict and Social Justice.
For specific course offerings, please see the FIE website.
Credits: Semester credits: 12 to 15
Instructor's Language: English
Internships or Service Internships
Take Your Semester Abroad One Step Further With An International Internship Experience with FIE.
An international internship at FIE is a pre-professional, field-based experience coupled with academic analysis and reflection. Participate in an educational experience focused on developing professional and cultural skills while providing personal and career awareness. With an FIE internship, you have the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practice and to challenge your preconceived notions of cultures and of the professional world.
There are dozens of different industry areas available to intern at in London. You get to pick three different areas from our list and our expert London-based Experiential Education team make sure you receive a guaranteed placement at a small-to-mid size company, organization or non-profit in greater London.
FIE is committed to providing students the opportunity to engage and explore their surroundings and offers optional field trips and study tours, many of which are highly discounted, outside of the academic excursions. Students are also informed of local cultural events and extra-curricular activities. Learn more here.
FIE’s student residences are located in some of the most vibrant and most sought after of London, a short Tube ride or walk away from Foundation House study center. All FIE student housing and study facilities are in the city center Zone 1 locality and well-serviced by the 24-hour public transport system. Residing in Zone 1 allows you to easily visit and familiarize yourself with all the city has to offer, from museums to clubs and cafes. In South Kensington, students live in fully-furnished converted 19th Century townhouses with one to three roommates. Common living and state-of-the-art kitchen areas in each residence allow students to interact frequently with each other. Student residences in other areas of the city may be purpose built or have more modern amenities. Learn more about the accommodations and virtual tours of our student residences here.
Spring 2020: January 8 - April 26, 2020
Fall 2020: September 2 - December 20, 2020
Spring 2020: $18,250 CCIS Member | $18,650 Non-Member
Fall 2020: TBD CCIS Member | TBD Non-Member
Spring 2020: October 15, 2019
Fall 2020: March 15, 2020
* FIE London Spring 2020 scholarships available in the amount of $3,000. Apply by September 15, 2019!
Costs Included: FIE tuition and fees, Comprehensive on-site orientation, Zones 1 and 2 Oyster Card London transport pass for the duration of the program, Internship placement and supervision (if that option is chosen), Wireless internet access in all FIE’s facilities, Comprehensive medical insurance, Self-catered student housing, Temporary Imperial College Student Union membership, International Student House membership, International Student Identity card with local and travel discounts, Page to Stage creative workshop, Various course-related co-curricular activities, Access to a subsidized calendar of extra-curricular events, Access to subsidized gym membership, 24-hour emergency support, administrative fees, orientation in the U.S., sickness and accident insurance, and access to counseling services.
Costs Not Included: Airfare: $1,000-1,500, Personal Expenses $100 per week, visa fees (if applicable), Meals (inexpensive meal options are offered to students, including self-catering and Imperial College of London Student Union Membership with access to University cafeterias), Optional field excursions, Independent travel and 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.
All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.
Please refer to your acceptance and pre-departure Countdown to London materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.
Spring Semester: October 15
Fall Semester: March 15
All application materials must be completed through the online application and/or received at the College of Staten Island by these dates.
Spring Semester: September 15
Fall Semester: March 15
Scholarship applications must be submitted through the FIE website directly and are due at 11:59 London time on the application deadline day. With time zone differences, for U.S.-based students that is typically 5 to 10 hours earlier than the time listed – check a time zone converter to be sure you know the deadline in your local area. Successful applicants will be notified within one week of the deadline.
Minimum GPA: Students must have at least a 2.75 GPA and have sophomore status to be eligible for the program.
Entry Requirements: Learn more about the Tier 4 and Short-Term Study Visa requirements on the FIE website: http://www.fie.org.uk/homepage/before-you-go/before-you-go-london
Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!
“Coming to London for a FIE internship was a wonderful experience and one of the best decisions I ever made.”