UC Davis Quarter Abroad
British Culture & Internships in London
Arrive Date: March 29, 2017 End Date: June 10, 2017
Spend spring quarter in the heart of London! You will take two upper-division English courses focusing on the rich culture, literature, and history of England—with a special focus this year on London crime stories, from Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper to contemporary fiction about London’s underbelly. Students will take classes in the fashionable borough of Kensington, near Hyde Park and Kensington Palace, and visit the real-life places where the fiction is set. You will also have the unique opportunity to participate in a professional internship for 18-20 hours a week in almost any field. In past years, student internships have included positions at museums, publishers, health organizations and marketing firms. Excursions out and about in London are an integral part of the program, and, beyond London, students can expect to visit Cambridge University, Stonehenge, and other cultural attractions outside London. After acceptance into the program, students are required to complete additional application materials for their internship placement.
Instructor: Liz Miller
Taught in: English
Max Enrollment: 29
Program Coordinator: Brianne Holden
Info Session Presentation
Courses (14 units)
English (ENL) 149. London Crime Stories (4)
English (ENL) 163. British Life and Culture (4)
English (ENL) 192. Internship (6, P/NP)
Eligibility & Prerequisites
NOTE: International students may be required to take a language test as part of the visa process.
Students will participate in a professional internship for 18-20 hours per week in almost any career field and have the opportunity to receive transcript notation. After students enroll in UC Davis Quarter Abroad London, there will be a separate internship application that is required in order to participate in the program. Students will receive information about deadlines for the supplementary application which will require a resume, cover letter, two letters of recommendation (academic and professional), police background check, and an online application to CAPA. Final internship placement will be determined just prior to departure and may require an in-country interview. Click on the internship examples below to get an idea of the types of placements that can be offered. Please note: you apply to a specific field for your desired internship, not a specific company.
- Accounting and Finance
- Business and Economics
- Communications and Publishing
- Fashion Design
- And many more...
This list is not exclusive. If you'd like more information about internships, feel free to contact the program coordinator.