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Boston University London Internship
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: Boston University Study Abroad 
Restrictions: F&M applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Apartment Term: Fall, Spring
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Boston University Program Advisor: Dean Ali Janicek
Area of Study: Art and Art History, Business, Economics, English Literature, Film, Government, International Studies, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sociology, Theatre Program Type: Internship Opportunities
Program Description:
Program Description:

Boston University London Internship Program

Program Overview

The London Internship Program, offered fall and spring semesters and featuring 12 different academic tracks, combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Great Britain’s history, culture, and society. Students take classes at the centrally located BU London Academic Center. After completing the program’s five-week core phase, students spend the final eight weeks in full-time internships with organizations in the greater London area while also enrolled in a related weekly seminar course.

Curriculum

Week 1 - 5 {Core Phase}:  Students take the required core course for their track to prepare for their internships, and one elective course. Students also meet with the program’s internship placement advisors to refine their area of work placement according to ability, professional goals, experience, and work habits. 

Week 6 - 13 {Internship Phase}:  Students participate in London’s work life through assigned internships that complement their particular academic concentration and personal goals. Students intern full-time, four days a week, while enrolled in a weekly elective course.




*Please note that this tends to be a very popular program with F&M students. In order to make the experience as meaningful as possible, a limited number of F&M students are allowed to participate in this program each semester. Accordingly, you will engage in conversations with your off-campus study adviser to discuss all the options available to you based on your academic and personal goals for off-campus study.
 

Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours.  If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).

Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.

Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College.  If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.

Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.

Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.

Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study.   This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants.  In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses.  Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.

Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.



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