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Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Ethan Merritt Language Pre-requisite: none
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Class Level Required for Admission: Second-semester Sophomore standing
Non-AU Students Accepted by AU: No Language of Instruction: English
Language Courses Offered: No Housing: Dormitory, Shared Apt., Studio Apartment
Internship: Yes Program Type: Not Direct Enrollment
Program Description:

Is this Program Right for You?

In partnership with Boston University, AU Abroad is pleased to offer you the opportunity take courses and an internship in your field of study in the great city of London!

The BU London Internship Program, offered fall and spring semesters and featuring 13 different academic tracks, combines a professional internship with coursework that examines a particular academic area in the context of Great Britain’s history, culture, and society. Students take classes at the centrally located BU London Academic Center. After completing the program’s five-week core phase, students spend the final eight weeks in full-time internships with organizations in the greater London area while also enrolled in a related weekly seminar course.

A group of students in London


The BU London Internship program integrates the experiential and academic components of the semester, offering you an intimate understanding not only of your field of study, but how this relates to the context of the culture and society of Great Britain.

Students are accepted into one of the program’s 13 different academic tracks, which cover a wide variety of fields.

The semester is divided into two parts.  During the first half of your term, you will take a course to prepare you for your internship, which will explore the British aspects of your field of study. Concurrently you will take one elective course.

During the second half of your term, you will take your internship and an additional elective course, which may or may not be in your field of study, as you choose.

Students take four courses (including the internship) for 4 credits each for a total of 16 credits for the semester.

For more details on the courses and academic structure of the program, see the BU London website.

Course Equivalency: View the Course Equivalency Database to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.

Student Life


Your courses will take place at the BU Academic Center in South Kensington in central London.  The Center is fully equipped and Wifi enabled and has a library for your use.  The faculty and student life staff are located at the Center as well.

BU offers a variety of locations for student housing, where you will stay with other students participating in BU's London programs.  All housing options are equipped with shared kitchen facilities.  Students are responsible for their own meals.

NOTE -- Boston University is unable to guarantee wheelchair accessible accommodations at their own housing location in London.  For students with documented disabilities requesting such accommodations, reasonable housing accommodations may be provided at alternative housing locations.  Please be advised and consider that accommodation may be located at a significant distance from the Boston University London Academic Center.

Extra-Curricular Activities

BU student life staff will arrange for a variety of optional activities for you to choose from.  They offer social activities, including discount tickets to Theatre and Opera.  They will also arrange for one elective excursion, which historically has taken place in the highlands of Scotland!  You will also have two three-day weekends, and one week for personal travel.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Varies by program 09/09/2018 12/20/2018
NOTE: Program dates are tentative. Final dates will be confirmed upon acceptance into the program. Do not finalize travel arrangements until exact dates are given by program.
Spring 2019 09/17/2018 ** Varies by program 01/13/2019 04/26/2019

** The time it takes to receive an admissions decision varies greatly by program; it can take as little as two weeks or as long as several months. Contact AU Abroad for further details on your program's admissions timeline.

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