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UK Partner: Intern - Summer in London (Arcadia)
London, England (Outgoing Program)
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|Experience Type:||Intern Abroad||Area of Study:||Advertising, Art, Broadcasting, Business, Communication, English, Government, Journalism, Marketing, Media Arts and Studies, Political Science|
|Course Language:||English||Housing Options:||Apartment(shared)|
|Eligibility:||Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Student Type:||Undergraduate students only||Advisor:||Visit: http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team|
|UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Provided by program partner|
UK Partner: Intern - Summer in London (Arcadia)
Internships OverviewUK Education Abroad offers programs in which students can complete an internship for academic credit in another country. An internship is a professional-level learning experience in the workplace and provides an opportunity to apply learning from the classroom in a real situation. Internships abroad are available in a wide variety of career fields, however certain locations are better for some fields than others. Students embarking on an internship should have a clear idea of what they hope to learn from their experience, yet at the same time must be flexible and open-minded, as internship placement is often not determined until just before or just after arrival on-site. Students will earn academic credit for Education Abroad internships, either via transfer credit from a school of record or by enrolling in a UK experiential education course, most often EXP 396 or a departmental credit. Academic credit for this particular program is explained in detail below.
During this 8-week program, students will enroll in two 3-credit courses, Work in Thought and Action (UK Equivalent: EXP 396) and an elective of their choice from those offered by Arcadia. UK Gatton students are encouraged but not required to enroll in Marketing in the UK Environment (UK Equivalent: MKT 435). As part of the Work in Thought and Action course, students will complete an internship 3 full days a week for 6 weeks. Placements are based on a student’s professional interests and academic background. Placement areas may include: accounting; advertising; arts; business operations; film & television; financial services; hospitality; journalism; law; politics (including parliament); marketing; non-governmental organizations; psychology and health services; public relations; and theater. If your area of interest is not listed here, contact your Education Abroad advisor to determine other possibilities.
London, the capital of both England and the United Kingdom, is the epitome of a global city. With diverse communities, historic landmarks, world-class museums, thriving theaters and lively markets, there is a wealth of fascinating things to see and do. It is no wonder most agree with the Samuel Johnson quote, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." London is one of the world's most important business and financial centers. The City is headquarters to more than half of the UK's top 100 listed companies (the FTSE 100) and over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies.
- Complete an internship for credit in your area of study or professional interest
- Develop skills in cross-cultural communication through class and internship experience
- Explore local sites or topics of interest, such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, or the Tower Bridge
For all successfully completed courses, students will earn transfer credit from Arcadia University. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by Arcadia University. The credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. Students will enroll in
- An elective of their choice from those offered by Arcadia University (Gatton students are encouraged to select Marketing in the UK Environment: UK Equivalent MKT 435)
- Work in Thought and Action (3 credits): UK Equivalent EXP 396*
- Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Arcadia’s London Study Center is located in the heart of the renowned literary area of Bloomsbury, London’s university quarter and a hub of activity in the arts, education and medicine. Enjoy a supportive environment in which to study and explore city life; Arcadia London Center staff are on-hand to offer resources, guidance and assistance with all aspects of health and safety while you are there.Students are housed in single or shared rooms in a furnished apartment or student residence in a centrally located area. Students are responsible for their own meals. Residences are within a public transport commute to class/placement of 30 – 60 minutes (great for London!). Each one has a comfortable, close-knit atmosphere with 24-hour live-in staff and free resident life events.
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to Arcadia. For the Arcadia application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
- Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
- UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
- Arcadia may offer additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for Arcadia Partner Scholarships for more information.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Cost and Budget" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
- U.S. Passport holders are required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the British Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.
All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc.
In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.
For More Information
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