Marymount Internship and Studies Program
London, United Kingdom
London is a thriving multicultural city boasting cutting-edge music, art, and fashion. Marymount’s program in London, in partnership with the Foundation for International Education (FIE), gives you the opportunity to experience – firsthand – this complex, multicultural society through interdisciplinary coursework and tailored academic internships.
Spending time in London as a student is a truly unforgettable experience. The city’s modern cosmopolitan identity combines a fascinating past with a present that sees more than 7 million people living, studying, working, and playing in its different areas. The arts, theatre, nightlife, music, and literature all combine to make London an excellent learning experience.
FIE believes the environment outside of the classroom offers an invaluable learning resource. In addition to class-based lectures, seminars, and workshops, you will be guided on field trips that explore the practical dimensions of your courses.
MU’s London Program features an option that combines assigned, academic internships with coursework choices focusing on British culture, art, literature, history, minority communities, economy, design, and media. Field trips, guest lectures by London-based specialists, site visits, and other program activities are integrated into all courses. Previous co-curricular events and activities have included theatre visits, tours and lectures at the Globe Theatre, backstage tours of the National Theatre, guided visits to Inns of Court, and tours of Parliament.
This program is open to second semester sophomore to first semester seniors. It requires full-time enrollment for a minimum of 12 and maximum of 15 semester hours. You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, and not be on academic, social, or judicial probation. Approvals of the academic advisor, the School dean, and the dean of Student Development are required, particularly for students who will enroll in the internship program.
Semester study abroad students are expected to take the Internship course (6 credits), Britain Today (3 credits), and 1 or 2 elective classes of their choice. Summer study abroad students will choose to take either the Internship course (6 credits) or 2 study courses. Summer study course options change from year to year, so please talk with the Center for Global Education about current course options.
International Internship Course (IIC)
SOC 360 Britain Today: Myth and Reality (British Life and Culture)
EN 321 Modern Drama - Contemporary British Theatre
FA 390 History of Modern Design
COM 220 Intercultural Communication
MKT 385 International Marketing
MGT 485 International Trade
EN 302 Introduction to Creative Writing
ECO 485 International Economics - The Economic Integration of the European Union
HI 306 Modern Britain 1815 -Present
HI 361 Understanding Civilizations: Islam and the West
Student housing is located in historic and charming South Kensington and just a few minutes walk from Foundation House Study Centre, the study center for MU’s London Program in partnership with the Foundation for International Education (FIE).
Students will be placed in either a dorm-styled housing or flat (apartment) styled housing. Each room has a private bathroom and students will have a common area to cook their meals, watch TV, and relax.
The Metrogate Study Centre PC Lab is dedicated to open access and general use on a 24/7 basis. The facility contains 32 fully equipped PCs. There are wireless facilities in many FIE buildings.
Program Begins (Student Arrivals): January 5
Program Ends: April 22Cost and Financial Aid
Students pay Marymount University tuition in addition to housing costs in London, a $350 Study Abroad fee, and MU technology fee. Additional costs include the flight to London, meals, local transportation, books and supplies, student visa, travel while abroad, entertainment, and other miscellaneous items.
Most students going to London can apply their federal, state, and personal loans towards the total cost of the program. Marymount University scholarships and loans usually cannot be applied towards the cost. For additional scholarship opportunities, please check out Financial Aid and Scholarships
.Tuition and Fees
Program fee $350
Technology fee $92Other Expenses
Airfare $900 - $1,200
Personal expenses $3,500
*Subject to currency fluctuation between the U.S. dollar and the British pound. Application Process
Part 1: Marymount University
Complete the following items:
Part 2: FIE Program Administrative Forms
After acceptance, students will have access to these forms via Blackboard.
February 1 – Summer Semester Program
March 1 – Fall Semester Program
October 1 – Spring Semester Program