The London Internship Program
Take the underground Tube railway to your four-week internship! Students will take their classes for the first four weeks then participate in internships Monday - Friday for the last four weeks. Students take one internship course and a class for a minimum of 8 units.
Students will interview and work with the International Programs Coordinator of Internships and Academics, as well as the London program staff, to find an internship that fits with their area of study and interests.
May 8 - July 2, 2016
The dates listed above are departure dates from LAX and from the program location back to LAX.
$4,032 Room & Board, 8 unit minimum ($1,510 per unit).
Along with a 4 unit internship course (IPIN 495), students will take an additional 4 unit course:
ENG 380 - Topics in Literature (4) Counts as Upper Division Literature GE
Prerequisite: ENG 101
Examines a given topic in literary studies. The course may be focused on a theme, a movement, a historical period, or a genre. May be repeated once when topics vary.
HIST 204 - History of the American Peoples (4) Counts as American Experience GE
This course provides a historical overview of the American peoples from pre-colonial times to the present, exploring the variety of the American experience in the context of political, social, and intellectual developments. Satisfies in part the general education requirement in the American experience.
The London Family
Click here to meet or contact the London Program Staff.
The Visiting Faculty member for the London Internship program will be Andrew Benton, President of Pepperdine University.
Andrew K. Benton has served as the seventh president of Pepperdine University since 2000 and continues to lead Pepperdine to prominence among the nation's top universities. A lawyer by training, President Benton cares deeply about the student and is often called "the students' president."
Benton currently serves as chair of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, on the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, and the President's Cabinet of the West Coast Conference. He is also past chair of the American Council on Education (ACE), the major coordinating body for all of the nation's higher education institutions.
Benton is a 1974 graduate of Oklahoma Christian University with a degree in American studies. He earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University in 1979. He has been involved in higher education administration for nearly 40 years. Prior to his presidency, Benton served in several key leadership roles at Pepperdine including executive vice president, and vice president for university affairs and administration.
He resides in Malibu with his wife Debby.
Reminder: As an applicant you will interview with the International Programs Coordinator of Internships and Academics.
London is one of the world's largest and most important cultural and commercial centers. A global crossroad, London is an intersection of history and modernity, literature, culture, and world business. Students who study in the London program have the opportunity to experience the city's countless theatres, famous museums, numerous parks, varied shopping districts, and iconic tourist attractions such as British Parliament, the London Eye, the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace.
56 Prince's Gate
Pepperdine's facility, 56 Prince's Gate is located in South Kensington, minutes away from the University of London's Imperial College of Science, Medicine, and Technology, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of Natural History, Royal Albert Hall, and Hyde Park. The house is a Victorian Grade II listed building that underwent an extensive remodel in 2008. The house includes student dorm rooms, a kitchen, a student center, two classrooms, a library, the visiting faculty apartment, and the program office.
A light breakfast is provided in the house seven days a week which includes crumpets, bread, cereals, yogurt, juice, milk, jam, Nutella, bagels, cream cheese, tea, and coffee. Group dinners are provided at local restaurants on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Students receive money Digitally Disbursed to an account of their choosing for five lunches and two dinners during the week Monday through Friday. There is a kitchen available in the house for student use, should students want to prepare their own meals. Meals while traveling on weekends will be the responsibility of the student.
Cultural Outreach Opportunities
Service and cultural outreach opportunities can be very limited during the summer due to the short duration. Please contact the program staff locally for more information.
- For photos, videos, and student blogging, visit the London Vimeo Site
- Background Facts on United Kingdom
- For academic resources available in your program visit the International Programs Library
- Find out more about London on Lonely Planet
- For U.S. Department of State Consular Information visit: www.travel.state.gov
Last Updated 8-28-15