Internships and Classes in London
The main orientation for all students takes place during the first few days the program. Orientation includes informational, cultural, and social activities to acquaint students with each other and with life and business culture in London. All aspects of the program are covered in detail during these meetings. In addition, students will attend orientation sessions at the University of Westminster as well. Internships and classes begin after orientation.
(Unpaid, Academic Work-Placements)
EPA has developed a strong network of placements across many industries. Since the 1970s we have provided internship placements for our students initiating their professional life for a better future. All students work at their internships for 20 hours per week. EPA is proud to be among the first providers of internships with Members of the House of Commons, and we also offer placements with cultural, theatrical, business and health organizations. We are always expanding our offerings, and we pride ourselves on our personalized approach.
In London students attend the University of Westminster, (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/) a British University with a global focus and over 5,000 international students. They choose two level 5 or 6 course modules from over 700 offered. Full details can be found by visiting the University of Westminster’s website. Link: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/international/student-exchanges/studying-at-westminster/modules Three of the Westminster’s four campuses are within walking distance from the EPA flats, and the Harrow campus is just a train ride away.
During the summer, all students take one class together on British Culture & Politics to satisfy UK Tier 4 Visa regulations. The class includes field trips to various locations, and students complete a project and presentation. Because of the visa regulations, all students must attend whether or not they seek credit for the course. Students intern 20 hours per week – just like during the spring and autumn semesters.