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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Rider applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 08/15/2018 08/15/2018 TBA TBA
Spring 2020 08/15/2019 08/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Target Language: English GPA Requirement: 3.0
Housing Options: Apartment Internship available: Yes
Program Description:

IFSA-BUTLER Engage program in London
Internship Program

Academics Location
This program is available for the spring or fall semester and students must be Junior or Senior status.

Students in the internship track take two electives plus the internship. Available tracks are:
  • International Business and Economics
  • Communications and Media Studies
  • Literature, Theatre and the Arts
*All students take the "Exploring London" course

Participating in an Engage internship involves a work assignment of two and a half days a week or a total of 15-16 hours per week. Students who register for the internship option should be prepared to make a full commitment to the internship program, as the opportunity is time consuming. In addition to the weekly placement hours, students participating in the internship program will take a tutorial course comprised of four two-hour seminars and prepare a related academic research project that will be assessed by a Birkbeck faculty member. Your academic project carries most of the weight in determining your final grade. Students who participate in the internship should also note that the mandatory Exploring Community & Culture course is taught on Friday mornings from 10:00-12:00, so they should not schedule any internship hours during this time. Internship placements are available at a wide range of employers, including top U.S. companies, Parliament, fashion designers, British financial institutions, theatres, concert halls and prestigious media outlets. Internships cater to individual academic interests.
**Check website for more information

London is in the hear of Southeast England with a population of 9 million.

One of the most cosmopolitan, hip cities in the world, with an atmosphere of excitement and sophistication. A major global city with remarkable cultural, historic, artistic, political and intellectual offerings. Home to many universities scattered throughout different neighborhoods, each with its own atmosphere and attractions. A diverse population with more than 300 languages spoken within the city and one of the world's leading business and financial centers.

Student Life
Engage London students live at 21 Pembridge Gardens in the Notting Hill neighborhood. This flat is also the same location as our IFSA-Butler London office.You will live in a double or triple room and will have access to a kitchen, dining area, refrigerator and ample cupboard space to cook your own meals. Bath and shower facilities are found on each floor, and there is also a television lounge. All beds are twin, and blankets (duvets) and pillows are provided. You must bring your own sheets and towels, or purchase them in London upon arrival. There are several shops and a huge mall nearby. There are no laundry facilities in the residences, but launderettes are located within walking distance. Because you will be sharing a bathroom, you may wish to bring a robe.

Phones in the residences are for outgoing calls only. In cases of emergency, you can always be contacted via our London office phone or staff pagers. There will also be Graduate Residents (GRs) living in the building to take care of questions or problems you may encounter.