Psychology in London with Internship
The spring quarter Psychology in London program offers students the opportunity to gain real international work experience in the field of psychology and global health and earn major satisfying upper division Psychology credit, all while immersing themselves in one of the most significant and fascinating international cities in the world. You will take courses from faculty who are experts in psychological history and research. 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.
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You will enroll in two or three courses along with your internship placement and required internship seminar. Three course options will be upper division, major satisfying Psychology courses.
- Social Psychology (equivalent to PSY 306)
- Health, Cognition and Wellbeing (equivalent to PSY 300-level elective
- Individual Differences (equivalent to PSY 300 level elective)
- Psychology Practicum (equivalent to PSY 409)
- Managing People in Organizations (equivalent PSY 300 level elective)
- Contemporary Britain in a Global Context (GLBL 388)
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 history of psychology research in 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.
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.
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.
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.