Dates: January 3 – April 17, 2024
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.
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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 key course and two to three elective courses from over 40 taught by FIE faculty in their London center, students choose one of the three pathways. Elective courses, which vry each semester, are generally offered in hisotry, business, music, litereature, 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 study abroad program to fit your academic and post-graduation career goals.
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.
Dates: January 3 – April 17, 2024
Spring: October 15
Fall: 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: September 15
Fall: 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.
“Coming to London for a FIE internship was a wonderful experience and one of the best decisions I ever made.”