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BSBA London Internship Program
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline WU Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2014 03/07/2014
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2015 08/01/2014
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Rolling Admission 01/02/2015 05/22/2015
Fall 2015 02/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling WU admission application process. Applicants will be notified that their application to study abroad has been approved by Washington University. If the program is administered by a partner institution, the application and endorsement are then forwarded to the program sponsor for review and approval. In most cases, students will need both WU approval and an acceptance offer from the program sponsor in order to participate in the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Tammy Orahood
Additional Opportunities:
Internship, Research
Program Description:

London Internship Program

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

On the London Internship Program, students have the opportunity to combine classroom learning with a full-time internship in London.

EUROPEAN STUDY TOUR

All of our European program students in the spring (London, Paris, Koblenz and Madrid participants) participate in a 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 of $1000 for the logistics of the two trips, which will be arranged by Olin. Students will earn 1.5 credits for the European Study Tour. The version in the fall is modified, and may not include 2 separate trips.

SEMESTERS OFFERED

Fall
Late August to mid-December
Research Paper due late December

Spring
Early January to Late May
Research Paper due mid-May

ORIENTATION PROGRAM

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 0.5 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.

COURSES AND CREDITS

Students will earn 15 units of academic credit by completing: 

Spring semester:

6 units of academic course work (MGT 400S and FIN 400G)

6 units for a significant research paper (B99 420) and oral presentation at the end of the program.

1.5 units MGT 450I - an online course designed to deepen the overall learning gained from your full-time internship placement with a business, government or non-profit organization in the London area.

1.5 units MGT 450Z - for the European Study Tour

Students do not have the option to select other course work in the Spring semester. All course work is graded and will be calculated in your WU GPA.

Fall Semester:

6 units for a significant research paper (B99 420) and oral presentation at the end of the program.

1.5 units MGT 450I - an online course designed to deepen the overall learning gained from your full-time internship placement with a business, government or non-profit organization in the London area.

1.5 units MGT 450Z - for the European Study Tour (the version in the fall is modified and may not include 2 separate travel trips as the program in the spring does.)

Approximately 2 (6 units) distribution or advanced elective classes through our international partner, Accent chosen from the following:
  • Theatre in London
  • The London Music Scene
  • British Cinema
  • London Museum
  • London Society and Space
  • The EU
  • Comparative Healthcare

ELIGIBILITY

The International Internship Programs are open to all Olin juniors and seniors who have completed equivalent of 5 semesters of course work (75 units). BSBA students must have completed all core business subjects (except OSCM 230 and 356). There is a minimum GPA requirement of a 3.0 in your overall course work and a 3.0 in your professional course work.

Completion of Finance 340, MEC 292 are specific requirements for any second major or minor.

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. 

INTERNATIONAL PARTNER - ACCENT

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:

http://www.accentintl.com/cities/london/ 

HOUSING AND MEALS

Students will live in flats (apartments). 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:

http://accentintl.com/cities/london/london-housing/

PASSPORT

If you don't have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.

Visa

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 review 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.

HTH INSURANCE

Overseas 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.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Thanks to the generosity of Avram A. & Jill Glazer, the Olin BSBA program is pleased to announce the Avram A & Jill Glazer Global Learning Program, awarding up to $5,000 for participation in an approved BSBA study abroad program.  This competitive grant program is for WU undergraduate students demonstrating financial need or extenuating financial circumstances and participating in BSBA-administered programs. Applications can be found here: https://sa.wustl.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10331

TUITION AND FEES

Students are assessed the current WU tuition rate, the current WU Health Fee, 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.

Tution WU Tutition and Health Insure costs for the Academic Semester
European Study Tour Fee $1,000
Housing £ 4,500.00*
Air Fare $1,500
Estimated Personal Expenses (21 weeks x 190 pounds per week)
£4,000
Local Transportation £ 525
HTH Insurance $220
Visa Fee $367

Exchange rate information is available at: http://www.oanda.com/



 
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