United Kingdom: EUSA Internship

A GVSU Internship Program

  • United Kingdom: EUSA Internship Photo
  • United Kingdom: EUSA Internship Photo
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Tell me about this program

Open to: All majors

With over seven million people from all over the world, London is the largest city in Western Europe and is the capital of the United Kingdom. This cosmopolitan, bustling metropolis boasts an amazing array of cutting-edge businesses, home grown companies, NGOs, and other organizations offering internships. Because London is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, the person you find yourself working alongside is as likely to be from Turkey or Latvia as from London. Placements are available for undergraduates in almost any major who would like to gain valuable work experience.

You will participate in the program working full-time, six hours, four days a week, for four weeks and attend two courses, “Understanding the London Experience,” and “How Britain Works” for four weeks. Work placements are in professional offices in an industry related to your academic major and career goals.

Because the program is designed to be academic in nature, the internships are unpaid.

When can I go?

May 21 - July 14, 2018
(8 weeks total, 4 weeks of internship)

Where will I live?

Students will live in shared apartments.

Who is eligible to participate?

This program is open to all full-time, degree seeking students with at least 30 completed credits. 2.5 GPA (undergraduates) or 3.0 GPA (graduates) required.

For business placements, especially finance-related placements, students are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA and have taken at least one course related to the discipline.

 

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE (2018 Program): February 1, 2018

What credits will I receive?

XX490 Internship (3—6 credits) 

Students arrange to pursue the coursework related to their internship under the supervision of a Grand Valley faculty member in their chosen field. Credits are variable depending on the coursework undertaken and the policies of the department. Students are graded on a credit/no credit basis. A course designation is determined according to the disciplinary focus of the internship (e.g., ACC 490 Accounting Internship, etc.) 

Students seeking a practicum meeting professional licensing requirements should consult their advisor before applying to determine whether this program fulfills licensing requirements. This program is not designed to fulfill student teaching requirements for teacher certification. For more information on student teaching overseas, please explore the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching by contacting Sherie Williams at willshe@gvsu.edu.

How much does the program cost?

Program Fee: $7,400

Includes
  • Placement in a professional practice internship
  • Telephone placement meeting
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • On-site orientation in London
  • Nine weeks of housing in student residences
  • Cultural exploration activities program
  • Airport pick-up for group designated flight
  • Third-party liability insurance for each student
  • Tier 4 visa sponsorship
  • How Britain Works on-site course
  • Mapping London on-site seminar
Other Expenses
  • GVSU tuition - 6 credits ($3,150)
  • Additional meals and personal expenses ($2,400)
  • Airfare ($1,000)
  • Visa ($515)
  • Personal Expenses ($200)
  • Passport/Photos ($140)
  • ISIC card - optional ($28)

TOTAL PROJECTED COST (Program Fee + Other Expenses) = $14,903

Financial Aid

All Students considering study abroad should have their financial aid reevaluated regardless of whether they are currently receiving federal aid. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.

Scholarships/Grants

EUSA Live, Intern, Learn Abroad Scholarship

 
Amount: Up to $2,000

APPLY NOW: http://www.eusainternships.org/live-learn-intern-abroad-scholarship-application.html

 

PIC INTERNSHIP GRANT
Eligibility: Participate in an international internship. Based on financial need and academic excellence. Amount: Up to $1,000
Application Deadline:
To apply, contact Elena Selezneva at seleznee@gvsu.edu

PIC GRANT
Eligibility: Participate in a GVSU internship program. Based on financial need only. Must have FAFSA on file.
Amount: Approx. $1,500
No application required.

CAREER SERVICES INTERNSHIP AWARD
For more information, contact the GVSU Career Services Office: http://gvsu.edu/careers/career-center-internship-award-59.htm

Visit www.gvsu.edu/studyabroad for more information on these and other grants/scholarships.

Who can tell me more?

Elena Selezneva
Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall
616-331-3898
seleznee@gvsu.edu

 

EUSA London website

 

All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.