The 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 work with the International Programs Assistant Director of Orientations and Internships to find an internship that fits with their area of study and interests.
May 6 - June 28, 2014
Along with a 4 unit internship course (IPIN 595), students will take an additional 4 unit course from either:
- ENG 380 – Modern Drama (4 units; ENG 101 prereq) (GE)
- HIST 304 – History of the American Peoples (4 units, POSC 104 prereq) (GE).
The London Family
Click here to meet or contact the London Program Staff.
The Visiting Faculty Member for the London GE Program will be Professor Craig Detweiler. Professor Detweiler can be contacted via email here. Filmmaker Craig Detweiler, Ph.D., is Professor of Communication and director of the Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture at Pepperdine. His books include Into the Dark, which searches for the sacred amidst the top-ranked films on the Internet Movie Database, Halos and Avatars: Playing Video Games with God which is the first collection on theology and video games, and his upcoming release, iGods: How Technology Shapes Our Spiritual and Social Lives. His cultural commentary has been featured on ABC's Nightline, CNN, Fox News, Al Jazeera, NPR, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Craig's wife, Dr. Caroline Cicero, teaches in Pepperdine's School of Public Policy. Their children, Zoe, 14 and Theo, 11, attend Malibu High School. Craig first traveled to the British Isles as a college student during a summer program at Cambridge University. He rode the train to explore London's vibrant theatre, art, and music scene as often as possible and is eager to share similar cultural plunges with Pepperdine students.
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 credited on a stored value card 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.
The tuition cost is $1,395 per unit, and each student must take a minimum of 8 units. There will be an additional International Programs Charge of $3,760 which will cover room and board.
Cultural Outreach Opportunities
In all of our International Programs, students are encouraged to join local organizations or participate in activities that allow them to meet and interact with locals for a more intensive intercultural experience. There are numerous opportunities for students in London to engage with locals. For instance, the students have the opportunity to take equestrian lessons in Hyde Park. Also, adjacent to the London house is Imperial College, a thriving local university. Since our residential facilities do not have a gym or weight room, those students interested in fitness or simply getting in a good workout often choose to obtain monthly gym memberships through Imperial College. A nearby church, Holy Trinity Brompton, as well as All Souls Churches each have volunteer groups that the students can get involved with.
- 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 10-02-13