London is a huge, multicultural, noisy metropolis that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the Brits. Whether you’re interested in music, clubbing, eating out, theater, the arts, history or sports, London has it all. From the legendary King’s Road through the bustle of street markets such as Brick Lane and Portobello, to the world-famous Harrods, there is shopping to suit every style and taste. London is also world financial and commercial center, and for business, politics, media and public life, this is the center of the UK.

Living in London

London is more like a patchwork of neighborhoods, so it’s an easy city to settle into and get to know despite its size and vibrancy. Getting around is also easy thanks to an extensive public transportation system including red double-decker buses and “the tube.”

If a “big city” environment doesn’t sound like your thing, don’t worry. There are many spacious parks and quiet squares in its center and wide open spaces on its outskirts.


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).


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.

Special Scholarships

AASAP/UK offers the Lord Acton Memorial Scholarship for study abroad students coming to the UK. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide a deserving study abroad student with financial support to pursue academic study in the United Kingdom. Other funding resources can be found at


You must have a passport valid for the duration of your stay 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! 


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, participants will need to obtain a UK Tier 4 Visa. This visa cannot be applied for until 90 days before the start of the program.

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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. 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.

Banking/Finance Internships

London is one of the world’s most important business and financial markets. While internships with large financial institutions are more difficult to come by, EPA still has quality internships with smaller credit unions and coops. Interns learn the work of the different departments and take on a project for the term. These projects may then presented to the Board of Directors upon completion. Opportunities not afforded at larger institutions.

Healthcare Administration Internships

The British National Health Service provides American students with an excellent opportunity to examine a nationalized system of health care delivery. An international internship presents an unrivaled opportunity to explore its practical possibilities, challenges, benefits, and problems. Internships provide work experiences in hospital administration and health organizations promoting health and nutrition education. Due to strict privacy regulations, one-one-one patient care is normally not available.

Marketing/Public Relations Internships

Internships are available in marketing departments for businesses as well as advertising/PR firms. Students with good writing skills have written social media and blog posts. Others have helped with photography, filming, and interviewing for video posts as well. Any skills or experience related to these should be listed in your resume.

Medical Research Internships

Internships with research laboratories or teaching hospitals are very competitive. Participants should already have some research experience shown in their resume.

Museum Internships

Museum internships offer extraordinary opportunities to work as research and administrative assistants: preparing, mounting, and researching the history and background of objects; recording and cataloguing; as well as designing educational materials, leading school tours and planning and promoting exhibits for arts festivals.  A detailed knowledge or experience in a specific field should be noted in the cover letter.

Political Science/International Relations Internships

Working in the House of Commons for a Member of British Parliament provides for an extraordinary immersion into the heart of British politics. Parliamentary interns are engaged in research, correspondence, and constituency case work. Students research local, national, and international issues, and write reports, press releases, subject briefs, and speeches. Those in constituency offices correspond with local constituents through email, letters, and at one-one-one meetings with constituents called, “surgeries”.

Psychology Internships

These opportunities provide psychology majors exposure and level of experience not normally afforded to undergraduates in the United States. The placements can be research-oriented or a combination of research and clinical.

Theatre Internships

London is the center of a dramatic tradition and excellence that started with Shakespeare and continues to thrive today, making it the unrivaled theater capital of the world. London “Fringe” theaters are comparable to smaller, off-Broadway theaters in the United States, and these offer students the opportunity to work as general assistants and participate in all aspects of theatrical production, from publicity and box office work to lighting design, stage management, and assisting directors and producers. Acting internships are not available.

Semester Classes

In London students attend the University of Westminster, 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.  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.

(University of Westminster, 2014)

Summer Session

During the summer, students enter on a UK Tier 5 Visa and focus on their internships.


Dates & Fees

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. The fees listed are for students directly enrolled with EPA. These fees do not include academic credit. The school granting the credit will charge an additional fee.

Academic credit, air trave ($1000+), visa fees ($500+), meals, and commuting cost are NOT INCLUDED in the program fees. Please budget $200-$300 per week for expenses depending on your lifestyle and the value of the US Dollar.


Please plan to arrive before noon on the first day of the program. This means that you will likely make reservations to depart from the US the day before. Accommodation is only provided from the start date to the end date of the program. Students who wish to arrive early or stay late must find their own accommodations.

(The UK Visa only allows students to arrive 7 days before the program begins and depart 7 days after the program ends.)
2020 Spring Sunday 12 January until Sunday 24 May 2020 $20,300
2020 Summer Friday 12 June until Saturday 1 August 2020 $8,200
Due to academic calendar changes and fluctuations in exchange rates, all dates and fees are subject to change, but will be set before the application deadline.

Scholarships and Aid

A variety of organizations and institutions provide scholarships and grants for study abroad from the United States. The following websites provide a good starting point for research on the many scholarship opportunities available.

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