Beyond120 in London: CLAS Internship (FIE)

As a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, your major can take you anywhere. We encourage you to go Beyond120 and gain valuable experience outside the classroom and UF campus. The Beyond120 in London CLAS internship program offers CLAS students an opportunity to take courses in the humanities and social sciences, along with completing an internship. Internships in a wide variety of areas will help you develop the skills you learn as a Liberal Arts and Sciences student and apply them in the workplace. Major and/or minor courses are offered in Economics, English, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sustainability Studies, and Women’s Studies. Pre-Law students are also encouraged to apply. Students with majors in colleges other than CLAS, or with interest in pursuing a Business major or minor, or taking Business courses should apply through the UF in London—Study and Intern program offered through the College of Business.

**Please note Beyond120 in London is not a “UF-sponsored” program, but rather a “UF-approved” partner program. Our office assists students from the application process through their return to campus in collaboration with FIE, our partner in London. Program fee payments, cancellation policies, course registration, and other program related activities are handled directly with FIE.**


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Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2023: October 1, 2023
  • Summer 2023: March 1, 2023
  • Fall 2022: April 1, 2022

Program applications are located on the UF International Center website. You will not be accepted into the program until you submit your application and deposit. All applicants must schedule an appointment with the program director to have the Academic Advisement form signed (this is part of the UF application).

Program Dates

FIE Kensington Campus

Spring 2023
• January 4: Arrive in London
• February 27 – March 3: Mid-semester break
• April 23: Program ends

Summer 2023 (Choose either session)
Session I
• TBD: Arrive in London
• TBD: Program ends
Session II
• TBD: Arrive in London
• TBD: Program ends

Fall 2022
• August 31: Arrive in London
• October 24 – 28: Mid-semester break
• December 18: Program ends

Academics

While you can be any CLAS major to participate in the program, major or minor courses are offered in Economics, English, History, International Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sustainability Studies, and Women’s Studies. Students with an interest in business courses should apply through the UF in London—Study and Intern program offered through the College of Business.

Fall / Spring (15.5 weeks):

Phase 1BreakPhase 2
Required Key Course meets for three hours a week (Choose 1, 3 cr.):
British Life and Cultures
British Life and Europe
British Life and Visual Arts

Two or three other 3 credit selected elective courses take place throughout the week.

During this period, you will interview for internships/service internships and sites are confirmed.
Mid-semester Break Classes meet two days per week.

The required Key Course continues for three hours a week.

A 3-credit International Internship Course or Service Internship Course meets as a space for reflection on your placement experience. Some elective courses may continue. Internships are scheduled for three days a week.

Summer (8 weeks):Earn 6 credit hours. Credits earned are transfer credits and do count in the UF GPA.
• British Life and Cultures, 3 credits
• International Internship Course, 3 credits

Throughout the Summer, the required British Life and Cultures Course meets for six hours a week. During the first week, you will interview for internships and sites are confirmed.

The International Internship Course consists of the actual placement and weekly seminars that enhance and contextualize your internship experience; the in-class component meets six times for 90 minutes each.

British Life and Cultures meets for two and a half days a week with the internship placements taking place in the other two and a half days of a week.

London Courses and UF Equivalents

FIE Course NameEquivalency or Requirement MetInternational Studies Majors
British Life and CulturesIDS4956INT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
British Life and EuropeIDS4956INT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
British Life and Visual MediaIDS4956INT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
International Internship CourseIDS4940See Department
International Service Internship CourseIDS4940See Department
Economics of HealthcareECP3530
Literary LondonLIT4930
Harry Potter: Magic, Myth, and MeaningLIT4930
Realism in British CinemaEnglish Major or MinorINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Shakespeare and Elizabethan LiteratureENL4333
The Nature of Story: Creative WritingEnglish Major or Minor
Travel WritingLIT4930
Modern British HistoryEUH3931INT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Understanding Civilizations: Islam and the West
British PoliticsCPO4000 INT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
The Political Economy of the European Union: Brexit and BeyondINR4531 INT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
International DiplomacyINR4956Cat B for all Int Studies
Social Psychology in a Global ContextSOP3004Cat B for all Int Studies
Sustainable Cities: London in the Era of Climate ChangeCluster CINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Pride and Prejudice: LGBTQ Histories, Rights and Contemporary Issues in LondonWST4956INT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Health Care Ethics  Health Disparities Minor
Health Care Policy Health Disparities Minor
Diversity in Britain: Immigration, Discrimination, and IntegrationINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Music in Twentieth Century BritainINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Sport in British SocietyINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Contemporary British BroadcastingINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Media in BritainINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Ethical Dilemmas: Business and the WorldCat B for all Int Studies
"Cash, Money, Records Forever": An Introduction to the Business Practices of the Evolving British Music IndustryINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Food, Society, and Culture in Britain: From Traditional Tastes to Contemporary ConcernsINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Contemporary British TheatreINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions
Photojournalism: London through the LensINT-EUR Cat A; Cat B for other regions

Sample Fall/Spring Schedules for CLAS Majors

English

  • British Life and Culture
  • Literary London
  • Shakespeare and Elizabethan Literature
  • Elective (optional)
  • Communications Internship

Comparative Public Health Track

  • British Life and Culture
  • Health Care Policy
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Genetics in Nursing & Healthcare (optional)
  • Internship or Service Internship

Political Science

    • British Life and Europe
    • British Politics
    • International Diplomacy
    • Elective (optional)
    • Politics Internship

Sustainability Studies

  • British Life and Europe
  • Sustainable Cities: London in the Era of Climate Change
  • Ecology, Environment, and Economics: Market Forces and Sustainability
  • Elective (optional)
  • Environment & Sustainability Internship

Women’s Studies

  • British Life and Culture
  • Pride & Prejudice: LGBTQ Histories, Rights, and Contemporary Issues in London
  • Social Welfare Issues in the United Kingdom
  • Elective (optional)
  • Women’s Rights & Issues Internship

Eligibility

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences major.
  • Must have completed two semesters at UF prior to program start.
  • 2.5 UF GPA and in good standing.
  • Valid passport good through 6 months after program end date (by application deadline) and ability to get a Student Visa. Serious legal issues may impact ability to obtain a student visa.
  • Fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • You must participate in an internship or service internship. A resume and personal statement must be ready for submission to FIE by application deadline.

Internships

Westminster Abbey

Internship and Service Internship opportunities for CLAS students are available in the following areas that can complement a variety of our majors including Criminology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Sustainability, and Women’s Studies. Law related internships may also be available.

You will choose 3 interest areas to submit to FIE for internship placement. Placement in one particular area is not guaranteed, you may be placed in any of your 3 chosen areas. See FIE’s London Internship Preparation page and Service Internship page for more information.

Estimated Program Fee

Summer 2023: TBD (paid directly to FIE) + $425 fee (paid to the UF International Center)
Fall 2022: $15,595 (paid directly to FIE) + $425 fee (paid to the UF International Center)
Spring 2023: $15,595 (paid directly to FIE) + $425 fee (paid to the UF International Center)

Program cost includes tuition, orientations, housing, international travel medical insurance, Oyster Card (provides unlimited Zones 1 & 2 London Bus and Underground transport), 24-hour emergency support, welcome reception and evening theatre excursion. Some courses, such as Contemporary British Theatre, require additional fees.

UF Students may apply Federal Financial Aid, Bright Futures, and many other scholarships toward program expenses (please note 529 funds usually may not be used). FIE also has a scholarship program available. Program fees are the same for in-state and out of state students. Please speak with your financial aid advisor and any scholarship/fund administrators for confirmation of how funds will apply.

Other Estimated Expenses:

  • Health/Travel Insurance: $38/month (billed by UF)
  • Meals: $1,500 – $2500 (depending on term)
  • Books and Supplies: $400
  • Passport: $145
  • Visa: $550
  • Airfare: $800 – $1,200 (summer fares are generally higher)
  • Personal Expenses: $2,000 – $3,000

Housing

Students are housed in one of FIE’s residence halls located in beautiful Kensington. Accommodation type varies and is included in the cost of the program. Find out more about housing locations at FIE’s Housing in London page.

Activities

FIE’s student life team can help you make the most of your time outside of the classroom. Participate in optional extracurricular activities like a Harry Potter Studio tour, an evening at the theater, or a weekend in Wales. There’s always something exciting going on to help you experience British life!

Pre-Departure Information

Once your application is approved you will receive more information on the next steps. We’ll offer in-person pre-departure sessions before you go, including guidance on applying for the student visa.

Withdrawal Policy (subject to change)

To withdraw from an FIE program, the student must notify the International Center and Program Director in writing. Currently refunds will be issued as follows, however, this information is subject to change. Please speak with the program director prior to withdrawal to confirm the policy for your term of attendance.

  • If the student withdraws 31 days or more prior to the first day of the program, you will receive 100% of the program fee minus a cancellation fee of $500.
  • If the student withdraws 30 days or less prior to the first day of the program, you will receive 10% of the total program fee minus a cancellation fee of $500.
  • If the student withdraws on or after the first day of the program, no refund will be issued.

Additional Resources

About Foundation for International Education (FIE)

London's Big Ben

FIE: Foundation for International Education is a London-based non-profit educational organization, providing customized partnership programs and individual student enrollment programs in London for undergraduate students.

Students from over 50 US colleges and universities attend their study abroad programs.

The institution of record for transfer credits is Drexel University.

Both FIE and UF CLAS program directors provide advising and support, however, there is no UF-employed staff on-site. You are expected to assume significant responsibility and initiative for your study abroad and intern experience.

For more information, email Christine Richmond or make an appointment.

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