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Internships and Culture in London

Program Orientation

Pre-Departure Orientation
There will be a program-specific orientation with the instructor and/or program provider at UC Davis. This orientation addresses travel, packing, academics, health and safety, and more. It also provides you the opportunity to meet with others on your program. Prior to orientation, you will receive a Program Specific Guide that will further support program preparation.

On Site Orientation
Soon after arrival to the program destination, you will have an on-site orientation. The on-site orientation serves to introduce you to the new environment as well as provide on-site resources and support.

Travel Arrangements

You are responsible for making your own travel arrangements to the program site. Detailed instructions for making flight arrangements are sent to enrolled students via email once the program is confirmed. Wait to purchase plane tickets until you receive this email. Instructions on how to get to the program accommodations will be included in your Program Specific Guide.

Students will need to apply on their own for a pre-entry visa to be able to complete an internship in the UK. Students will need to obtain the visa before their arrival in the UK. The visa costs around $550 (listed within estimated personal expenses on the budget). To apply, students will submit an application online, send their application materials to a British Consulate, and will need to visit a British Consulate in order to provide biometric data (digital photo and fingerprints). A step-by-step guide to this process will be provided and explained to all participants via email.

On Site Transportation

TBD

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A passport is required for this program.

A foreign visa is required for this program. Please be advised that you should not plan to travel prior to the program as you must surrender your passport in order to obtain a visa.  After the enrollment period ends, your Program Coordinator will contact you with more details regarding visa requirements.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

A passport is required for this program.

Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa and other entry requirements by contacting the consulate of their travel destination(s) (see link below). If required, participants are responsible for obtaining their own visa. Quarter Abroad will supply a verification of enrollment or other necessary documents for non-U.S. citizens upon request.

International students in the United States on an F-1 or J-1 visa interested in studying abroad should ensure the U.S. visa in their passport has at least 90 days validity remaining whenever they travel abroad. If the US visa expires or is about to expire (even if the I-20 is current), students may be required to apply for the visa to their study abroad country in their home country.

Non-US citizens unable to gain access to the study abroad country will be subject to cancellation fees as shown in the cancellation schedule. For this reason, international students are highly encouraged to research entry to their destination country well in advance, and before enrolling in the program if possible.

Insurance

Participants are enrolled in GeoBlue Global Health Insurance and UC Traveler Insurance for the duration of the program and will be provided with specific coverage information. More details about coverage is available in the Study Abroad Student Handbook