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Psychology Internships 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.

All participants will need to apply on their own for the Temporary Worker – Government Authorised Exchange visa (Tier 5). You will need to obtain the visa before your arrival in the UK and must have your internship confirmed in order to apply for the visa. A step-by-step guide to this process will be provided by Global Experiences.

The Visa costs around $1700 (included within estimated personal expenses on the program cost page), depending on level of priority processing. To apply, you will submit an application online, send your application materials to a British Consulate, and will need to visit a British Consulate in order to provide biometric data.

If you intend to participate in another study, intern or travel program beforehand or afterward, you are responsible for your visa situation. Study Abroad can provide a verification of enrollment letter when requested. 

On Site Transportation

You will receive a transportation card to get you through the first week of the program and getting to/from your internship site. A transportation pass is not provided after the first week. The estimated expenses in the program budget include an estimated amount ($400) for on-site transport. The average commute of a Londoner is 45 minutes.

Entry Requirements for U.S. Citizens

A valid passport is required for this program. The Tier 5 visa described above 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. Global Experiences will provide you with information regarding visa requirements.

Entry Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens

A valid passport is required for this program. The Tier 5 visa described above 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. Global Experiences will provide you with information regarding visa requirements.

Non-U.S. citizens should check for visa and other entry requirements via the consulate of their travel destination(s): Visas and Immigration for the UK.

You are responsible for obtaining your own visa. Study 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 U.S. 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-U.S. 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.

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