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Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Apartment Area of study: Accounting, Advertising, Art, Art history, Arts, Biology, Business, Child Development, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Finance, Government, Health Science, History, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Journalism, Marketing, Media Studies, Neuroscience, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Politics, Pre-Health, Pre-Law, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations, Social Policy & Administration, Social Work, Theater/Drama
Program type: Internships Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
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Living in London

As Europe's largest city and the capital of Great Britain, London is one of the European Union’s three largest financial and commercial hubs. London is one of the world's leading cultural and artistic centers, unrivaled for excellence and diversity of its theaters, concert halls, museums, art galleries and historical sites. Despite its size, London is a surprisingly easy city to navigate, thanks to an excellent public transportation system and a particularly polite and friendly local population. The quality of life in this densely populated urban center is greatly enhanced by the number of spacious parks and quiet squares in its center and the wide-open spaces of its outskirts. For all of these qualities, we chose London 30 years ago to be the perfect location for our first EPA program center, and we continue to place students in rewarding internships throughout this magnificent city.
 

Internships (Unpaid, Academic, Work Placements)

Political Science/Law: House of Commons, Law Firms, Lobbies/ Pressure Groups, Non-Governmental Agencies
Business: Advertising/PR/ Marketing, Banking
Journalism/Editing
Health: Health Education & Advocacy, Medical Research, Psychology Research, Health Adminstration
Arts: Museums, Art Galleries, Theatre
Education: Primary Schools
Other internships by request if available.

All internships are unpaid. Students divide their time equally between their coursework and their internship placement. Due to UK Visa regulations, interns work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

 

Classes

Summer students take a course in British Culture and Politics.
 

Accommodations

Students are normally housed in an apartment (“flat” in Britain) with other students from the program. Local staff will make living arrangements for the students prior to their arrival. The apartments are fully furnished and most have broadband internet access.
 

Language

All courses and internships are in English.

International students applying for the London program who are not originally from a majority English speaking country must prove that they are competent in English at a Level B2 with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) in all 4 components (reading, writing, speaking and listening). List of acceptable tests. 
*Please note that TOEFL tests will no longer be accepted.*
 
Students who are applying for an internship in a language other than their native language may be interviewed in that language to assess their communication skills and proficiency.
 

Visa

All accepted students are required to obtain a UK Tier 4 General Student Visa. Students must first have a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies number which EPA will obtain, and this cannot be applied for until 90 days before the start of the program.


Other Requirements

EPA accepts applications from undergraduate students studying at universities and colleges in the United States and Canada with a 3.0 GPA. At this time we do not offer placements for graduate students or students who have recently graduated.

 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/16/2018 03/23/2018 TBA TBA