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Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum GPA:
2.8
Class Standing:
3 - Junior
Courses Offered:
Art, Business, Communications, History, Internship, Journalism, Media, Social Sciences/Sociology
Type of Program:
Study Center
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Internship Available:
Yes
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Program Description:
London Tower Bridge

Program Overview     


This program offers internships in London, combining real world experience with coursework which helps you understand the global workplace. There are a wide range of internship placements including opportunities Royal Guards on Horsesin 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. Participants will be in the placements eight hours per day for three days per week. The program starts with a week-long orientation program in London, including a 3-day home stay with a British family (to provide participants with a brief insight into British family life). Students must register for a total of 14 to 18 credits which includes a 4-credit required course, INPR 310 Work in Thought and Action, as well as at least one 4-credit course available through Arcadia's London Center. The remainder of your coursework will be made up of Arcadia-taught courses and those offered by select partner universities in London.  Detailed information on the courses available can be found on the Arcadia London Internship website.

If you take any courses with the partner institutions in London, you will be charged an additional supplemental fee. Be sure to check the Arcadia Fees and Financial Information page for details.

Applicants will need to submit a resume and interest statement that will act like a cover letter as a part of the application process. Arcadia will provide some instructions to assist students in preparing their materials. Education Abroad highly recommends that you also consult the Penn State Undergraduate Writing Center for their expertise in résumé and cover letter writing.

To view a list of other programs availabe in this region, visit our Education Abroad Regional Program Brochures.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students are required to complete 14-18 credits as a part of the program.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the Arcadia London Course Equivalency List. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies page. Students may not take sport or physical activity courses (e.g. sailing, bowling, yoga, etc.) abroad. These courses will not be credited at Penn State.


Not all Penn State departments treat the academic accreditation of internships in the same way. Before applying for this program, please check with your academic adviser to see if/how the internship courses will count toward your degree. Because each internship is unique, the appropriate course accreditation will be reviewed following the end of the internship program. The appropriate department will review your academic project and will assign a Penn State course number that closely matches the material learned in the internship.


Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • Minimum 3.0 grade-point average 
  • Junior class standing or higher at time of study

Housing and Meals


You will live in rental housing operated by Arcadia University, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals.


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall budget sheet and Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.


Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.


Financial Aid & Scholarships


Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.

The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.


For More Information


For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the Student Spotlights of Penn State students currently studying abroad.


How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents

Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance.
 


Studying Abroad with a Disability



Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.


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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 03/01/2016
03/15/2016 09/05/2016 12/17/2016
Spring 2017 05/01/2016
06/30/2016 01/03/2017 04/15/2017
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 03/15/2017 TBA TBA

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