London

Undergraduate Study & Intern in England

London, England: The Centres for Academic Programmes Abroad (CAPA)

Credits: Classes graded A-F, reflected in transcript and GPA

  • Semester programs: 15 credits
  • Summer programs: 6 credits

Offered in partnership with the Learning Abroad Center

Location

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.

School

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 U.S. students.

Eligibility

This program is open to all U of M and non-U of M undergraduate students with sophomore, junior or senior standing and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Academics

Take classes in a wide range of fields, while interning with a British company to gain professional skills and immerse yourself in British culture. You also have the option to participate in service-learning to engage with the local community.

This program is for you if you are interested in completing an internship or service-learning project related to your field of study, and/or if who would like to gain a deeper understanding of British culture. You can also earn major, minor and/or liberal education credit.

More detailed academic information can be found on the Learning Abroad Center’s website: http://umabroad.umn.edu/programs/europe/london/academics.php

Internships

Over 1,000 internship placements are available in almost any field. You will earn 3 summer or 6 semester credits through the internship combined with the Learning Through Internships course.

Past internships have been in the fields listed below, but it is not a complete list. If you do not see the field that you are interested in listed, inquire at the Learning Abroad Center about the possibility of doing an internship in that field.

  • Accounting, Business, Finance or Economics
  • Advertising, Marketing or Public Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art, Film or Photography
  • Communications, Journalism or Broadcasting
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Music, Dance or Theater
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Health
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources
  • Human Rights
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sports Management

Review the CAPA Internship Handbook for additional information about the internship process and expectations.

Housing

Housing is provided in comfortable, well-equipped apartments or homestays. Between five and seven students usually share apartments, which include single or double bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. There are also numerous pubs and cafes within a short walk or "tube" (subway) ride from the residence. You will receive a tube pass for the term and a weekly food stipend of £40 (approximately $65) which is included in the program fee.

Budget Estimate

The most up to date budget estimates can be found on the Learning Abroad Center website:

http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/programs/europe/london/fees.php

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to the cost of study abroad. In addition, all Carlson School students participating on Learning Abroad Center programs will be automatically reviewed for need-based scholarships.

Additional scholarships may be available through the Learning Abroad Center. You can learn more at: http://www.umabroad.umn.edu/students/finances.php

Application & Admission

You will need to apply online through the Learning Abroad Center for this program. You can find application information and instructions on their website at: http://umabroad.umn.edu/programs/europe/london/apply.php

 

Language

No language prerequisite.

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Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248
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