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BSBA London Internship Abroad
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
App Deadline
WU Decision Date
Start Date
End Date
Fall 2016 02/01/2016
Rolling Admission 08/24/2016 12/17/2016
Spring 2017 05/02/2016
Rolling Admission 01/04/2017 05/27/2017
NOTE: Students should depart the US on January 3 to arrive in country on January 4. Students should plan to depart London on May 27,
Fall 2017 02/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

Deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Liz Shabani
Additional Opportunities:
Internship, Research
Program Description:

London Internship Program


Students have the opportunity to combine classroom learning with a full-time internship in London often in areas of business, government or non-profit organizations. Olin will work to place you in a suitable internship that meets the field or industry for which you have the academic back and interested, e.g. finance, marketing. In addition your academics and internship, you will complete research paper which will be due toward the end of your program (late December or mid May, depending on term abroad). The London Internship Program is available both Fall and Spring semesters; however, there are significant differences in programming and academics depending on the term you participate. 

Eligibility: The International Internship Programs are open to all Olin juniors and seniors who have completed equivalent of 4 semesters of course work (60 units). BSBA students must have completed the prerequisite courses that relate to the field or industry in which they want to intern, e.g., finance placements require FIN 340, marketing placements require MKT 370, etc.  Completion of Finance 340, MEC 292 are specific requirements for any second major or minor. There is a minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0 in your overall course work and a 3.0 in your professional course work. This is an application, interview, and placement program, meaning that Olin cannot guarantee placements with specific companies or departments with the industry you have requested

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.  You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience. 
Term Approximate Dates
Fall late August - mid December
Spring early January - late May


There are significantly fewer Washington University students participating in the fall program; however, this is not indicative that you are more likely to receive a better internship placement. Students participating in the Fall program have different course offerings than those participating on the Spring program and take courses at the ACCENT Study Center alongside students from other US institutions. Spring students also take courses taught at the ACCENT Study Center; however, will primarily be taking courses with other Washington University students. Additionally, students participating in the Fall program may or may not participate in a European Study Tour (dependent upon a minimum enrollment).  Any European Study Tour offered in the fall is modified and may not include 2 separate travel trips as the Spring program.


Coursework and credit: Students will earn 15 units of academic credit by completing: 
Fall 2017 (tentative) Spring 2017 (2018 subject to change)
B99 420 (3 units), Business Research Program: Research paper and oral presentation at end of program B99 420 (3 units), Business Research Program: Research paper and oral presentation at end of program
MGT 450I (1.5 units) International Internship: Online course designed to deepen overall learning gained from internship MGT 450I (1.5 units) International Internship: Online course designed to deepen overall learning gained from internship
MGT 450Z (1.5 units) European Study Tour* see "Key Differences"  MGT 450Z (1.5 units): European Study Tour
L99 301 I (3 units): International Studies or 300+ distribution requirements (Society & Space in London) taught through the ACCENT Study Center  L99 301 I: International Studies or 300+ distribution requirements (Society & Space in London)
Britain and the E.U. (3 units):300+ distribution or advanced electives taught through the ACCENT Study Center  FIN 400G or MKT 477L: Choose between Financial Markets & Instruments or International Marketing
3 units of 300+ distribution or advanced electives taught through the ACCENT Study Center from possible offerings including: MGT 400S (3 units): International Business Environment
- The London Music Scene (Humanities/Int'l Stu)
- London Museums (Int'l Studies)
- Theatre in London (Humanities/Int'l Stu)
- British Cinema (Int'l Stu)
- Comparative Healthcare: UK and US (Int'l Stu)
- Comparative Media: UK and US (Int'l Stu)

Students do not have the option to select other course work. All course work is graded and will be calculated in your WU GPA. Course offerings are subject to change for each new semester offering. 


Students attending the London, Paris, Koblenz and Madrid programs participate in a credit-bearing weeklong European Study Tour (last week of January) while abroad. This tour is designed to give students an intense introduction to the aspects  and challenges facing the European Union. Each student will visit a pre-assigned EU country in a pair. During the visit, the pairs will meet with government and business experts to research their country’s attitudes about a specific issue such as enlargement or the Euro financial crisis. Each student will then travel to Brussels, Belgium to represent his or her country at a mini-parliament exercise where students will debate the current assigned issue. There is an additional cost for the logistics of the two trips, which will be arranged by Olin. The version in the fall is modified, and may not include 2 separate trips.


All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a 0.5 required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc. Both of these classes will meet approximately 3 times during the semester before and after the study abroad experience.

An on-site orientation program is scheduled during the first week of the program.


Students will live in flats (apartments) located in central London, within walking distance or a short tube/bus ride from the ACCENT Study Center. Arrangements for these flats are coordinated through an agreement between Olin and our London partner, ACCENT. Students will complete a lifestyle questionnaire to assist ACCENT with room assignments. For additional information about your housing, please click on this site for additional information:


If you don't have your passport, or your passport expires within six months of the program end date, you should start the application process once you submit your application.

It is required by the British Immigration Department that overseas students must obtain a proper student visa to study in London. Details of this process will be reviewed in INTL 300A. Students who do not hold a US passport will be require to show recent proof of English language skills, which will likely require taking a test to show proficiency. The TOEFL test through ESL is not sufficient proof in the UK.


If you would like to learn more about this particular program or about any of the other study abroad opportunities, you can reach out to one of our Ambassadors, who have participated in one of the Olin programs in the past. To see the full list of Ambassadors, please click here.


Global Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement.  We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.


We partner with ACCENT to provide housing and social programming for our students. ACCENT is an international education organization that works with over 50 American colleges and universities to provide high-quality study abroad programs. ACCENT students come from all over the U.S. and represent a wide range of ages, education levels and academic interests. Further information about ACCENT is available at their site:

ESTIMATED EXPENSES (Fall and Spring 2017)

Students are assessed the current WU tuition rate, HTH overseas insurance, the European Study Tour fee and charges for housing. These fees are paid directly to Washington University. If you are a financial aid recipient, then your financial aid will apply toward these charges.

Tuition WU Tuition for the Academic Semester
European Study Tour Fee £830
Housing £5258
Air Fare $1,800
Estimated Personal Expenses 21 weeks x £190/week =
HTH Insurance $250
Visa Fee $300

Exchange rate information is available at:

Prices and dates are estimates. Program details subject to change.


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