Global Business and Economics in London with Internship

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore or above
Location: Europe, United Kingdom, England
GPA: 2.5
Program Overview

Prepare yourself for a future in global business and economics by studying and interning in London, one of the leading financial centers of the world.

This program offers the opportunity to gain real international work experience in the field of economics and business and earn major satisfying upper division Business Administration and/or Economics credit, all while immersing yourself in one of the most significant and fascinating international cities in the world. Gain practical and professional experience  in an individualized internship placement in a variety of industry sectors. This intensive program in a fast-paced city will require you to balance your academic, work, and personal responsibilities while allowing you to make progress towards your educational, professional, and personal goals by experiencing all that London has to offer.

Note: if you participate in an internship, you must apply for a Visa to the UK. This will require applying to UKVI for a student visa, going to a biometric appointment at a USCIS office (Portland has the only one in Oregon), and then sending your passport to New York to get the visa pasted in.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Priority Deadline Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Spring Quarter 2023 10/15/2022 11/15/2022 4/2/2023 6/10/2023

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Academic Details

You will enroll in two or three courses along with your internship placement and required internship seminar.  

  • Global, Legal, Social Environment of Business (BA 325)
  • Cross Cultural Business Communication (BA 361)
  • Leadership and Communication (BA 308)
  • Economic Integration of the European Union (equivalent to EC 300 level elective)
  • Monetary Economics (EC 470)
    • (NOTE: EC 311 and EC 313 are prerequisites for EC 470)
  • Contemporary Britain in a Global Setting (GLBL 388)

All courses and internship placements are recognized and approved for academic credit by the University of Oregon and the Lundquist College of Business. Courses can satisfy major or minor requirements within Lundquist College of Business, Economics, and General Social Sciences. 
London will serve as a classroom as much as the center itself. Academic activities are integrated with excursions, giving you an inside look into the vibrant business culture of the United Kingdom. Courses are taught by British faculty who have experience teaching US students as well as considerable practical experience in the related field they are teaching. Visits to several well-known cultural locations in the city and surrounding area are also planned. All instruction is in English. Courses make use of a variety of materials and texts, all of which are included in the program fee. Students should be prepared for a rigorous academic experience and a busy schedule. Classes and internship placements will run Monday-Friday every week. 
This program satisfies the Lundquist College of Business global context requirement with academic advisor approval. 
Classes and internship placements will run Monday-Friday every week, view this sample timetable.

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Housing Description

Experience life in Central London, living in apartments with 4-6 other students on the program. You’ll be within walking distance of the London Tube, local grocers, restaurants, and cafés. Each apartment is fully furnished with beds, desks and a kitchen table and chairs. You will share a bedroom with one or two other students, as well as the common spaces (bathroom, kitchen, etc.). The kitchens are equipped with refrigerator, stove, microwave utensils, plates, glasses, and cookware. All apartments have wireless internet access, a washing machine, bed linens, and 24/7 emergency support. 

Travel Advisories

GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

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