Program Overview

Prepare yourself for a future in economics by studying and interning in London, one of the impactful economic centers of the world. The spring quarter Economics in London with Internship program offers the opportunity to gain real international work experience in the field of economics and business and earn major satisfying upper division 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.

Additional requirements

Completed Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (EC311) and Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (EC313)

Academic Details

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

Required courses: 

  • Economic Integration of the European Union (equivalent to EC300 level elective) 
  • Monetary Economics (equivalent to EC470)  
  • Internship Seminar

If you would like to add an additional course, your options include: 

  • Global, Legal, and Social Environment of Business (equivalent to BA325)
  • Cross-Cultural Business Communication (equivalence to BA361 pending) 
  • Leadership and Communication (equivalent to BA308)

All courses and internship placements are recognized and approved for academic credit by the University of Oregon. 

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.

Course Equivalencies

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.

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.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Spring Quarter202010/15/201911/15/201903/29/202006/06/2020
Spring Quarter202110/15/202011/15/202003/28/202106/05/2021

Travel Advisories

For current health, safety, and travel advisory information, search the US Department of State country webpage.

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.