STUDY ABROAD IN LONDON

WHY LONDON?

London is like no other city. Imagine walking down the street, looking to your left and seeing the guards changing at Buckingham Palace or getting a group of friends together after class to hang out in Trafalgar Square. The hustle and bustle of street markets such as Brick Lane or Harrods will make you feel one with the city. What makes London beautiful is not only seeing the pictures online or reading about it through J.K Rowling’s descriptions in Harry Potter books but creating those memorable experiences for yourself.

US TO YOU

EPA works to ensure the high quality of our program and the day-to-day safety of our participants. This is why we take special care to have a low student to staff ratio which allows our staff to answer questions, stay updated with our student’s acclimation process, and provide guidance at all turns.

The London Program Director, Joe Videon, is dedicated to ensuring the safety and academic progress of our students as they prepare and triumph in their abroad travels.

Please visit our ‘Key People’ page to learn about the backgrounds and commitment of all of our dedicated staff members.

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL

In your free time, there are a ton of different things to explore during your time in London. So much so, to say “you’re bored” will be heavily looked down upon!

      • Museum-hop around those well-known and local spots – Tate, City Museum, Victoria and Albert, Natural History, etc.
      • See the tombs of old monarchs in Westminster Abbey. Think Charles Darwin, Sir Isaac Newton, Aphra Behn, and Charles Dickens — to name a few.
      • Night out for Shakespeare anyone? Watch it at the Globe in South London!

QUICK FACTS

Language English
Internship Areas Politics, International Relations, Business, Marketing, Communications, Health Science, Computer Science
Academics University of Westminster
Housing Flats with EPA students
Terms Fall, Spring, Summer
Application Deadlines
  • Fall – April 1
  • Spring – October 1
  • Summer – February 1
Dates and Fees Click Here

LANGUAGE

Students take classes in English and are placed in professional work environments where they are required to speak, read, and write in the language. Non-native speakers must have a B2 skill level or higher on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL).

ACCOMMODATION

All of the apartments (flats) that we use are near shops and public transportation. Students share flats with other EPA students with most sharing a bedroom. They have a kitchen, living room, and bathroom.

CONTACT WITH LOCAL STUDENTS

EPA students are able to make use of the full campus facilities at the University of Westminster. In addition, they can get to know their classmates by participating in  activities arranged for international students – or by joining one of the many student societies and clubs. The Education Abroad office at the University of Westminster is great at helping students make these connections.

PASSPORTS

A passport is an official identity and travel document issued by the U.S federal government allowing you the opportunity to travel internationally. (It’s a must-have!) You can apply for your passport at any time, but it must be valid for 6 months after your time abroad.

To apply, go to the County Clerk’s Office in your area. Call ahead to find out if there are any regulations or fees specific to your area. The processing of a passport application can take 12 weeks or more. If you don’t already have one, Apply Now!

VISAS

A visa is official permission, granted by the authorities of a country where you will study or visit, which allows you to enter and remain in that country for period of time. To study in the UK and take on an internship, semester participants will need to obtain a UK Tier 4 Visa. Summer participants will obtain a UK Tier 5 Visa through BUNAC. This visa cannot be applied for until 90 days before the start of the program.  EPA will send out specific information at that time.

Educational Programmers Abroad has undergone a review for educational oversight by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).

Orientation | Academics | Internships |

ORIENTATION

Who would we be if we didn’t offer you some guidance before you started exploring? Within the first few days of your arrival, there will be a main orientation for students detailing all aspects of your life overseas.

We’ll provide details on cultural and social activities, need-to-knows about academics and internships, guide you to your housing/lodging situations, prepare you for local transportation and health/safety precautions, and allow you to connect with the other students!

ACADEMICS

You will study at Westminster University based in the heart of London. You will have the chance to participate in a unique study and learning adventure at one of the most dynamic UK universities in the heart of London.

INTERNSHIPS (Academic Work Placements)

COST OF ATTENDANCE

The price of the program includes tuition and housing, internship placement and oversight, pre-departure and visa application materials, comprehensive on-site orientation, welcome and farewell dinners, on-site student support, and on-site program management. Grade reports and supervisor evaluations are also sent to schools upon completion of the term.

You’ll want to budget for the cost of academic credit, air travel ($1000+), visa fees (Semester $500+), meals, and commuting. These costs are NOT INCLUDED in the program fees. Most students budget $200-$300 per week for expenses depending on their lifestyle and the value of the US Dollar.

For more information on the exact fees for individuals paying directly, click here.

TERMS

EPA offers programs in London during the fall, spring, and summer terms. For more information on the exact dates, click here.

  • Fall (September until Mid-December)
  • Spring (January until Mid-May)
  • Summer (June until beginning of August)

SCHOLARSHIPS

Some students finance portions of their semester abroad through scholarships and grants. Check with your university for specific opportunities. You might even want to consider a GoFundMe campaign.

 

We listed a few opportunities below to help you get started!

London Details

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