||In partnership with Queen Mary University of London, one of the United Kingdom’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, Wake Forest’s London University Studies & Internships program provides students the exceptional opportunity to experience London in both academic and professional capacities. From Queen Mary’s fully integrated Mile End campus – part of London’s historic East End district – students can pursue coursework from dozens of academic departments and gain real world experience through carefully selected internship placements.
Known as a “world in one city,” London is a city of contrasts. It is not only a modern bustling metropolis, home to seven million people and workplace for many millions more, but it is also an ancient city dating back to Roman times. With over 300 languages spoken throughout the city, London is truly a global capital and world center for arts and culture, business, scientific inquiry and much more. Whether exploring Britain, continental Europe or the rest of the world, London is the ideal place to begin the journey. As the nation’s transportation hub, the city offers easy access to national and international rail lines as well as close proximity to major airports.
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||The London University Studies & Internships program is based at Queen Mary University of London in London, England. Students will be at the main QM campus at Mile End in east London. Most academic schools are based at Mile End, as well as several halls of residence, lecture theatres, the main Library, and our central administrative services. London is a well connected city with great public transportation. Most people use the London Underground to get around the city. The nearest stations on the London Underground are Mile End on Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines; and Stepney Green on the Hammersmith and City and District lines.
To learn more about QM's east end location visit here.
Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End Road
||Students will enroll in three courses directly at Queen Mary and take a fourth course, INS 229 Internship in International Studies for 3 hours of credit. This combination will allow students to earn a total of 12 credits. Students on this will have an opportunity to gain work experiences in a variety of placements within London with interns working between 16 and 20 hours a week. Internships are arranged by the program but accepted students are guaranteed a placement within their field. All internships are unpaid.
Possible placements include:
Students will be fully enrolled at Queen Mary which means that students will have full access to the University Student's Union and sports facilities (additional fees may apply). We also encourage students to keep track of the QM social calendar for exciting events and activities on campus and in London.
- Politics: Members of Parliament in Westminster, NGOs, campaigning, research, media
- NGOs and Charities: International and domestic focus, human rights, environmental, marginalised populations (homeless, refugee women, children/youth, former prisoners)
- Health Services: Policy, health clinics, children’s care, medical device sales
- Media: Film festival, production studios, international channel
- Public Relations: Fashion PR, media PR
- Publishing, Literature and Journalism: Publishers, magazines, webzines
- Museums and Galleries: History, art, music, archives
- Performing Arts: House management, stage management, arts management, costuming, lighting, children, orchestra management
- Entrepreneurial Business: Start-up companies in sport, hospitality, technology, graphic design, PR
- Fashion: Clothing designers, bridal, couture, millinery, fancy dress
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Students may only enroll in a course if it is listed in the course matrix. Students who enroll in courses that are not approved by Wake Forest University will not earn any credit for those courses. Courses are not guaranteed to be offered for its associated term. Final course selection depends on available courses and meetings times. Your final course schedule will be set during the Queen Mary registration period. While this program allows for a maximum of 12 hours of credit, if students wish to enroll in the optional INS 151 (1 hr) online course, they are able to earn 13 hours of credit on this program (assuming successful completion of all coursework and passing grades).
The Study Abroad Office does its best to maintain an accurate course listing and cannot guarantee placement in any course or subject area.
It is the student’s responsibility to speak to their major and minor advisor(s) regarding their abroad coursework and how (or if) it will count towards their degree plan.
Departmental policies on this program:
School of Business majors: You must speak with the School of Business concerning your abroad classes
English majors: A maximum of 3 ENG courses from this program may count toward the ENG major.
Politics & International Affairs majors: A maximum of 9 hours from this program may count toward the major or a maximum of 3 hours from this program may count toward the minor. If 9 hours (or 3 hours for the minor) are counted, no additional domestic transfer credits, AP credits, or courses taken abroad may be used towards the major.
NO ART DIVISIONAL CREDIT AVAILABLE ON THIS PROGRAM
NOTE on Transcripts:
If you are applying for a fall program, you will need to upload your transcript showing your grades from the previous fall. If you are applying for a spring program, you will need to upload your transcript showing grades from the previous spring.
||All courses will be taught by regular Queen Mary faculty.
||All students will live in at the Mile End Campus which consists of 18 halls of residence. All rooms are arranged in flats, maisonettes and houses accommodating between 3-11 students, with each unit sharing kitchen/dining facilities.
Features of en-suite and non en-suite bedrooms:
More information on living on campus can be found here and photos of the housing can be found here.
- All bedrooms are carpeted and equipped with a single bed (on average 190x90cm), wardrobe, desk and chair, as well as storage space and bookshelves.
- Central heating.
- Communal kitchens for 3-11 students, fully equipped with fridge/freezers, cookers, microwave ovens, washing up facilities, storage cupboards, food preparation surfaces and dining areas.
- A personal refrigerator is provided in all of the ensuite bedrooms at Mile End.
- Basic insurance up to £5,000.
- Launderettes situated in, or close to, all residences.
- Shop, 200-seat restaurant, central reception and Security Lodge (which is manned on a 24-hour-a-day basis) on the Mile End Campus.
||Students on the program will have the opportunity to participate on various excursions throughout London. Excursions may include theater outings, museum visits, historical walks, and possibly field trips to popular places like Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, Bath, Stonehenge, Brighton, and Cambridge.
||Most successful applicants have a GPA of 3.00, a strong application and a good reference. If your GPA is slightly lower than 3.00, you are still encouraged to apply and to discuss your application with a study abroad advisor. The admissions committee considers a number of factors into account as well your cumulative GPA.
Students can have their CVs reviewed in the Office of Personal and Career Development. Students can go to OPCD's walk-in resume review hours, which are held in Monday -Thursday 1:30 - 4:30 during the semester. No appointment needed during those hours.
||Current Wake Forest tuition and room fees, which covers tuition and academic fees, fully furnished housing, orientation, airport pick-up, health insurance, e-mail and Internet access, group activities and excursions, and farewell dinner.
Accepted students are eligible for a travel scholarships of $1,000.00 to offset the cost of roundtrip airfare. Additionally the program covers the cost of an oyster card for each student however students are responsible for topping up after the initial amount is spent.
Visa fees, meals, airfare, personal travel and expenses not included.
||Federal and institutional financial aid may be used. Additional funding is available through the Center for Global Programs and Studies with over half a million dollars in study abroad scholarships award annually. Detailed information and applications can be found here. Please note scholarship deadlines may be earlier than application deadlines.
Senior Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Reynolda Hall, Room 116
Phone: (336) 758 6194
Feel free to read through the current version for general program information.
WFU/London: University Studies & Internships Handbook