IFSA Engage London

London, England

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Term
Fall, Spring
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15
Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.8
Typical Credit Load:
15

About Engage London

Live and study in the heart of London with IFSA's exclusive Engage London program. Classes are small, interactive and academically challenging and use the city of London for practical field excursions. Build your resume with an internship in one of London's many businesses or non-profits.

Engage London Benefits

  • Study in up to four departments, taking three classes or two classes and an internship plus a core course
  • The Exploring England: Community and Culture core course examines the cultural values of England and includes dynamic lectures, visits to cultural sites and discussions of the differences between the U.S. and U.K.
  • An optional, hands-on internship caters to individual academic interests and is a great way to enhance your resume and professional skills
  • Enjoy an active student union offering a full range of clubs and societies, and a sports stadium at Chiswick on the River Thames for rowing, soccer and rugby
  • Three campuses in London's West End: Cavendish Campus, Regent Campus and Marylebone Campus
  • One campus (Harrow), a state-of-the-art creative campus with space for studios and facilities located a 25-minute ride on the Tube from central London

The IFSA-Butler Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Engage London

Courses

Students take 3 modules at the University of Westminster, plus the required Exploring England: Community and Culture course for a total of 15 credits. Students may replace one module with an internship. 

Visit the University of Westminster online course catalog to see a list of available subjects.

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Course Restrictions
There are no course restrictions for this program.
Experiential Learning
Exploring England: Community and Culture (required for all Engage London students)
This course focuses on helping you develop strong skill sets through direct, local engagement with the city of London, including team building, intercultural communication and critical analysis. Online, you'll get the resources to develop a personal digital archive of your study and internship experience and you'll be given a personal mentor to help you translate your experience into an account of how you have developed new competencies while living, studying and working in a different cultural context. Classes are held two hours a week for reading and discussion of cultural 'hot topics' (both at home and in London); and there will be weekly field trips, immersing you directly in London's rich and diverse cultural life, while giving you the opportunity to meet Londoners 'at home' in their community spaces to find out what really matters to them — and how it affects you.

Internships
The Engage London program includes an optional internship that replaces one elective course. Each internship involves a work assignment of 14 hours, two to three days per week. Your placement is subject to a successful interview after you arrive in London. The duration of the internship is one semester and it is worth 4 U.S. semester credit hours.

As part of the internship, you will take a tutorial course and prepare a related academic project. An academic supervisor will monitor your progress in your field assignment, act as a placement liaison and assess your project. Assessment of your success in the placement is based on one meeting with your internship supervisor, a daily work log and a 3,000 word essay detailing your role in the organization, what you learned and your internship goals.

Internships are available in: Art and Design, Arts Administration, Biological sciences, Built Environment, Business Studies, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Environmental Science, Finance, Information Technology, Journalism, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Arts, Politics, Psychology, Social Action, Social Service.
 
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Engage London
Art History Business Communications Cultural Studies Economics English English Literature European History History International Business Political Science Sports and Recreation Management Theater/Drama

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Self-catered
Details
All accommodation is self-catered. There are no meal plans available. Students in several rooms will share one kitchen. The following items are provided: stove, microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster and kettle.

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 10, 2018
Program End Date
May 26, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$12,675
Housing
$4,300
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$16,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,950
Books & Supplies
$260
Local Transportation
$850
Visa
$450
Personal Expenses
$2,380
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$7,090

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 12, 2018
Program End Date
December 15, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$12,950
Housing
$4,025
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$16,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1.300
Books & Supplies
$260
Local Transportation
$440
Visa
$450
Personal Expenses
$1,635
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$5,285