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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Global Experiences 
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Affiliate, Internship
Housing:
Apartments
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5
College: Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Hayes School of Music, Reich College of Education, Walker College of Business Class Standing: Junior, Senior
Program Description:
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Global Experiences' Internships program in London, England:

 


Institution

Global Experiences is a part of the American Institute For Foreign Study’s (AIFS) family of programs. AIFS is one of the oldest, largest and most trusted cultural exchange organizations in the world, more than 1.6 million students having participated on AIFS programs since its’ founding in 1964. Global Experiences is comprised of world travelers who are fortunate to have lived, worked, or studied overseas. Our team of 30+ spans nationalities in locations around the world. In today’s increasingly globalized economy, international experience is everything. Our programs provide the opportunity for participants to have the overseas adventure they want while simultaneously getting the experience they need. It’s the best of both worlds!    

Program

London has a unique reputation as a center for global finance, fashion, and media, and the close ties between the United States and the United Kingdom continue to make it a top choice for interns from US colleges and universities. Interns are rarely disappointed by the combination of meaningful and exciting internship experiences and a thriving, multicultural city with easy access to weekends in continental Europe and the Mediterranean. In its seemingly endless neighborhoods and districts, you can walk past iconic buildings, hear hundreds of different languages spoken on the streets, and enjoy authentic cuisine from the far reaches of the globe. Many of our participants are so enamored by London that they return for work or graduate study after program completion. 

The Global Experiences London internships program is the perfect opportunity to gain global work experience while enjoying one of the world’s greatest cities with an internship in UK. Global Experiences specializes in providing international internships in business, finance, law, marketing, fashion, psychology, communications and many other professional fields for students and graduates from the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries around the world. The London Internship Program has been in place for over a decade and is the most competitive globally, attracting thousands of applicants every year. Early applications are encouraged!

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Late August to Late November
  • Spring Semester: Late January to Late April
  • Summer Semester: Early May to Early July or Mid June to Early August 
For more information about the Academic Calendar please visit the GE London web page.
 

Housing

London housing is always in a modern student residence in a single or shared room (depending on your selection) in zone 1-2, which is the center of London. All residences have a 24/7 security and on-site support services. You will have easy access to public transport, shops, and cafes. All Global Experiences students stay in groups and you will know your fellow participants and your roommate (for shared option) before you arrive so you have friends when you land. Bedding and kitchen supplies are included with your housing, but make sure to bring your own towels! Keep in mind that housing in London rarely has air conditioning, but there are only a few times in the year when it's needed. There are laundry facilities, often a gym and other fun amenities within many of the residences, and most buildings allow you to have overnight guests, as long as you've gotten the approval of your roommate of course. 

Financial

Program Costs

Students participating on GE programs will be billed through Appalachian the GE program cost.  In addition to the GE costs students will also be responsible for submitting a $100 OIED Program Development Fee upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office.  The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester 12 credits Semester 6 credits Summer 3-6 credits 
1GE Program Fee $12,790 $11,590 $8,090
App Tuition and Fees NA NA NA
2OIED Program Development Fee $100 $100 $100
International Health Insurance $1.45 per day $1.45 per day $1.45 per day
Intl Health Dev Fee $60 $60 $60
1GE Program Fee includes tuition, housing, personalized career development, pre-departure and visa assistance, social events, and in-country support. Students will submit a $1000 program deposit to GE upon acceptance. 
2The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.


Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Summer
GE Deposit $1000 $1000
Airfare $1200 - $1800  $1200 - $1800
Meals (Apartments) $1500 - $2500 $500 - $1000
1Personal Expenses $1000 - $2000 $300 - $700
Books and Materials $140 - $190 $70 - $100
Local Transportation $150 - $300 $50 - $100
Visa (for US Citizens) $ $
Passport $150 $150
2US Based Health Insurance Varies NA
3Personal Travel and Spending $600 - $1000 $200 - $400
1Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
2Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
3Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.

 

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.

Scholarships

GE Scholarships
GE offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. 

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.  

Academics

London offers a range of internship options but may be of particular interest to the following fields: Accounting, Advertising, Architecture, Art/Galley, Business, Communication (TV/Radio), Education, Engineering, Event Planning, Fashion Business, Fashion Design, Film and Theater, Finance, Government, Graphic Design, Hospitality, Human Resources, IT, Interior Design, Journalism, Law, NGO, Photography, Psychology, Public Relations.

Semester
Students will complete a 420-480 hour internship with the option to enroll in a 6 credit internship course.  The internship provides students with the opportunity to gain experience in workplace settings and to translate classroom learning into practice. The internship is a substantive career development experience. Contributing to decision-making and communicating meaningful ideas while applying learned skills to accomplish the goals of the organization should form the bulk of the work while being mentored by individuals specific to the participant’s primary intended career field. This course is a combination of contact hours of internship combined with journaling, graded reflection pieces and assignments.  Additionally students will be able to enroll in a 3 credit Global Workforce and Leadership Development course and a 3 credit Intercultural Communication in a Global Workplace course for up to a total of 12 credits for the semester. 

Summer
Students will complete a 280-320 hours internship and will be enrolled in a 3-6 credit internship course. 

For more information please visit the GE academic credit web page

Students must receive approval from their academic department for the internship and are encouraged to discuss the internship with their department before applying.

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Each GE program will have a different minimum credit/hour requirement. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

Students applying to a GE program most complete the Appalachian application before applying directly to GE. 

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 09/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 04/15/2021 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.