About Study & Intern in London
Once the seat of an empire, today’s London has reinvented itself as an artistic, financial, and intellectual power. An extraordinarily multicultural city, London is home to royalty and immigrants, the working class and the avant-garde. It is Medieval, Victorian, and modern, interspersed with expansive parks and charming gardens. London is Europe’s largest city—in area and population—yet easily explored by the extensive underground network of the legendary “Tube.” As the capital city, it is the center of political issues, such as Britain’s relationship with the European community, increasingly assertive nationalities of Scotland and Wales, and the political complexities of Northern Ireland.
The Study and Intern in London program offers courses that deepen your understanding of British culture. The strength of the program is the internship experience, which allows you to integrate with British people, experience the culture firsthand, and gain professional work experience.
Housing & Meals
Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments or homestays. All students find out their housing placements about 2 weeks prior to departure
Between 5 and 7 students usually share apartments, which include single or double bedrooms, bathrooms, and laundry. Meals are not included for students who choose this option, but each apartment has a full kitchen. There are also numerous pubs and cafes within a short walk or "tube" (subway) ride from the residence.
Students who choose the homestay option have a room to themselves. Breakfast and dinner are included during the week; students are responsible for lunch and meals on weekends.
All students receive an Oyster Card (tube pass) for the term included in the program fee.
Cultural field trips in London, a theatre production, a full-day excursion to Bath and Stonehenge, and you choice of an excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, Brighton, or Oxford are included in the program fee.
On the semester program, students also receive a social membership to the University of London Imperial College student union, allowing access to a restaurant, pub, library, recreation rooms, and over 100 clubs.
Students can also take advantage of MyEducation events, a calendar of events centered around key themes that provides students a tool to help personalize their experience in London.
Students having participated in the Study and Intern in London program will:
- Deepen cross-cultural understanding through interaction with local community through internships and service learning
- Increase independence and self-reliance through learning to successfully navigate British society
- Gain British and international perspectives on academic disciplines
- Develop awareness of and challenge assumptions about British culture, their own culture, and how their own culture is viewed by others
- Gain knowledge and insight into a professional career through internships and service-learning
Faculty & Staff
The Centres for Academic Programmes Abroad (CAPA) provides housing, program classrooms and study areas. CAPA also arranges on-site orientation and program excursions, as well as social and cultural events. Classes are taught by British faculty who are specialists in their academic field and in the field of teaching foreign students.
About the Learning Abroad Center
Learning Abroad Center programs are:
- Affordable: our programs are cost effective.
- Academically strong: many programs have strong University of Minnesota departmental support and offer pre-approved courses for many majors.
- Culturally rich: regardless of the program you choose, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture.
- Expertly managed: our staff in Minnesota and abroad are trained professionals and are always available to answer your questions from extensive pre-departure advising and online orientations to reentry programming. Your safety and well-being are paramount, and we work hard to ensure you have a rewarding and safe experience abroad.