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Study Abroad

 

Work at a semester-long internship in London
(Required in addition to the study abroad app.)

and take classes at the University of London Birkbeck! 

Fall or Spring Semester

 

APPROXIMATE DATES

          Fall - September 1 to December 15; Spring -  January 1 to April 15.

 

Add an international component to your résumé in the most impressive way – live it!



The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point provides extraordinary study programs to those wishing an education beyond the bounds of the classroom or campus. Since 1969, both the Spring and the Fall Britain programs have allowed students to experience Europe, Britain, and especially London -- now we add to this special opportunity for eligible students to do their externship/internship abroad.

This program is for UWSP students of Applied Physics, Arts Management, Business, Biology, Communication, English, Interior Architecture, History, International Studies, Sociology, Theater, Political Science, Theater & Health Promotion/Wellness, etc. Here's a sample of just some the Internships/Externships available:

Advertising - PR - Economics - High-end Residential, Office, and Hospitality Design; Historic Preservation - Financial Services - Marketing - TV & Radio / Video Production - Lobby Groups - Parliament - Political Action Groups - Archival Research - Museum & Gallery - Management - Non-profit and Voluntary Organizations - Theatre/Literature - Stage Design and Sets - Orchestra or Dance Companies - Schools - Health Promotion and Wellness in Health Spas, Corporations, Clinics, Hhospitals, Mental Health Agencies - Labs - etc.

 

Application: A London Internship application packet is available in the International Programs Office, Room 108 Collins Classroom Center or by clicking here.  Permission required from your major/department Britain Internship Coordinator. Coordinator’s signature is required on the Internship application form. Students will be asked to attend an Informational / Selection meeting and schedule a final interview.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December for the following fall and April 1 for following spring for guaranteed consideration. Summer internships are also available. Late applications are often taken; contact the International Programs Office for information on available spots.


Eligibility

Applicable majors and minors should apply. Minimum GPA of 2.75 to apply. Tier 4 VISAs are required for the placements and UWSP International Programs will help you get one; be aware, however, that any criminal record involving a custodial term of more than three days in the last five years will disqualify you from admittance to the program as the British government will not grant you a VISA.


Costs

Cost Includes:

  • 14 Week Academic/Internship Program in London plus a week-long  study tour of southern England. Sites visted often include: bath, Stonehenge, Wells, Brighton, Salisbury, Hastings, Dover and Canterbury.
  • International Airfare, Chicago-London-Chicago.
  • Internship placement, orientation, supervision. 24 hours per week for 6 credits. (ART internships carry 7 credits.)  During the semester, students need to take additional courses from the UWSP Semester in Britain offerings taught at the University of London Birkbeck, 12 or more credits. Standard courses offerings are listed on the page. 
  • Room and board in central London at the International Students House.
  • UWSP full-time tuition for Wisconsin Residents (Minnesota students qualify for reciprocity.)  Out-of staters pay an additional $1000.
  • UW-System mandatory health/travel insurance.
  • Plan your budget to cover passport, visa (c. $350) and personal expenses.

    Here is IMPORTANT information on London internship preparatory work:TABLE of important internship dates for all 3 terms1.pdf

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Classes

 
For advising see:
Art 417 (Seven credits for ART internship only.  All other internships carry six credits.) Prof. Rob Stolzer
163 FAC, 346-4066
Arts Management 485 Dr. Rhonda Sprague
225 CAC, 715-346-3409
Business 496/498 Prof. Barb Mihm
412 CPS, 715-346-3775
Communication 485 Dr. Rhonda Sprague
225 CAC, 715-346-3409
Computing & New Media Technologies: CIS 397/WDMD 397 and WDMD 399 Dr. Robert Dollinger
Sci 246B, 715-346-4310
English 498 Dr. Mark Balhorn
441 CCC, 715-346-4335
Health Promotion and Human Development Options: HPW 430 “Practicum” in Health Promotion; HD 397 “Fieldwork” placement in Family and Consumer Sciences; FN 397 “Fieldwork” placement in Dietetics. Dr. Annie Wetter
101 CPS, 715-346-2830
History 480 Dr. Lee Willis
459 CCC, 715-346-4513
Interior Architecture 396/394 Prof. Katja Marquart
338 CPS, 346-4090
International Studies 395 Dr. Brian Hale
465 CCC, 715-346-2903

​Physics 390/490

​Dr. Chris Verzani

B103 SCI, 715-346-4764

Political Science 455

Dr. John Blakeman
474 CCC, 715-346-4111
Sociology and Social Work:   Sociology 492
(The London Internship does NOT meet the requirements for Social Work 494.)
Dr. Bob Enright
488B CCC, 715-346-306
Theater 492 Prof. Gary G. Olsen
161 NFAC, 715-346-4429
 
  

In all cases above!: Confirm credits with the appropriate Department Chair/Internship Coordinator.

 

 

NOTE:  Students interning in London need to remain fulltime students.  Select two courses from the list below, which you will take in addition to your internship credits.

The classes below have all been assigned UWSP course numbers; to see those course names and numbers click here.  If you click on the course name below, it will take you to the syllabus for the course.

 

WELLNESS 199 A/A ‑ Independent Study. 1 cr.Obtain standardized forms and requirement packets from the International Programs Office. GDR: WL A/A

 

 

We might also suggest that you begin your orientation by visiting the VERY useful Anglo-American web site; this  is the agency that helps place our London interns:
http://anglointernships.com/