The University of Westminster is located in London, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. It is known for its excellence in teaching and world class research, as well as its established study abroad programs. Westminster is the home to over 22,000 students, including more than 5,000 international students from over 150 countries.
Located in the center of London, Westminster students have easy access to London's world class theatres, libraries, museums, shops, and other entertainment venues. London is a city of 8 million people with enough museums, social and cultural events, gardens, shopping, and sight-seeing to keep you busy for months, if not years! You will never be bored as a student studying in London.
*Westminster has reached the cap on internship placements and will no longer be accepting further internship applications for the Fall 2012 semester*
The Internship Programme is made up of practical work placement of approximately 16-20 hours per week and the Internship Toolkit module (worth 15UK / 4US credits). The Internship Toolkit is a programme of reflective learning of three hours per week about students’ experiences at work and how these relate to their academic studies and future professional career. Students will be required to keep a weekly reflective log of events. The graded progression of the module fosters students’ development of analytical thinking skills by applying relevant theory and concept to their work experiences. The Internship Toolkit module must be taken alongside of 3 academic modules and the Internship work placement.
Some areas are more competitive than others. Internship applicants should attract the attention of employers by listing their relevant interest, education, and experience in the Résumé’s and Personal Statements. All applicants are required to provide at least one reserve choice of area in case they are unsuccessful with their first option - considering other internship sectors can also open up more opportunity.
Interns should keep in mind that their employers take existing skills/experience into account when considering levels of responsibility for the candidates. Tasks will also vary depending on the needs or current business strategies of the companies. These can change over time as well. With all roles, internships are a great way to gain exposure to an industry of interest. By working in London, interns can develop a new cultural business perspective to compare with their home countries.
Past internships placements have included:
Click here to view the academic calendar.
After Your Trip:
Beginning in Summer 2013, Westminster will partner with AES to provide four-week internships in London. Participating students will study one of the Westminster modules for the fist session (plus a week of excursions/lectures), completeing the internship during the final four weeks. Follow the link below for more information on internship partner, Anglo Internships.
*There is currently no cap on the number of students accepted to the summer internship program.
The University of Westminster Study Abroad social programme has been designed to give you a taste of key cultural and historic sites in London and the UK whilst having great fun in exciting locations! You will join a Welcome Boat Party and a Gala Farewell Reception, and for a small fee, you will also be able to take part in activities during the semester. These include weekend trips to places such as Edinburgh, day trips to locations like Stonehenge, theatre trips, walking tours of London, and guided visits to London's galleries and museums (many of which are free).
The University has several cafes and a large music venue. They also have their own online social network site, "Connect," to help you meet students with similar interests.
During the semester, you have the option to apply for a room in one of five halls of residence...
During the summer, you can choose to stay in our Halls of Residence at either Wigram House or Furnival House. You will pay one price for the tuition/housing.
Foreign Entry Requirements
Travel Document Systems (TDS) can also provide you with helpful information on every country, including entry requirements, cultural information, travel conditions, economy, and more.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **
Please note that EIU does not own, operate, or sponsor this program.