Location: London, United Kingdom
“This experience has made me more knowledgeable of the world and what goes on outside the USA. I've become much more familiar with European politics and issues.”
— Gabriela Walker, Spring 2017
Students in the London Internship program take 15-18 credits at Fordham London chosen from courses offered in the Liberal Arts or Gabelli School of Business programs. Interns work at their internship sites for 2 full days per week. Placements are available in Advertising, Marketing, Economics, Finance, Business, Film, Radio, Television, International Relations, Journalism, Politics, Pre-Law, Psychology, Health Science, Public Relations, and Theatre.
This program is open to Juniors with a GPA of 3.3 and above only. Applicants must plan to be on campus at Fordham in NY in the semester prior to studying abroad in this program to facilitate visa processing.
Due to ongoing visa processing issues in the UK, this program has been suspended for Fall 2022. We continue to monitor visa processing conditions and will make a decision in the early Fall of 2022 about the Spring 2023 program. Applications for the Spring 2023 program are now closed.
Fordham London is located in the Borough of Camden in Central London, in a neighborhood called Clerkenwell.
The United Kingdom—England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland—is a diverse place full of contrasts, featuring a wide range of landscapes and cultures. London, the largest city in Europe, is a bustling cosmopolitan center of astonishing variety and interest that a visitor could explore for months without turning over every stone. The other regions of the U.K. are fascinating for their own reasons, each with a unique personality and history.
While based at Fordham London, students may choose to venture from Cornwall in the far west to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in the north. Cities such as Edinburgh, York, Durham, Chester, and Canterbury are reachable by an excellent rail network, as are areas of great natural beauty, such as the Lake District, the New Forest, and North Wales. And it’s only a quick trip to the Republic of Ireland or France, Spain, and Italy in continental Europe.
Students in this program take 15-18 credits at Fordham London chosen from liberal arts and business courses and will be registered for a one-credit internship seminar. Interns will be expected to work at their internship sites for 2 full days per week.
This program is open to Juniors with a GPA of 3.3 and above only.
ISAP 4800: Internship Seminar (1 Credit)
Students accepted to the program receive an internship placement after comprehensive advising with our placement agency and successful completion of an interview with the placement company. Most internship placements are in small to medium-sized companies. Positions are unpaid and available in the following fields:
Advertising & Marketing; Economics & Finance; Business; Film, Radio & Television; Hospitality & Tourism; International Relations; Journalism; Politics; Pre-Law; Psychology & Health Sciences; Public Relations; Theatre Studies.
Internship placements are available with Fordham alumni living and working in London. Be sure to mention during your placement interview after being accepted to the program you are interested in working alongside one of our international alumni. Sample placements include:
Index is a nonprofit that campaigns for and defends free expression worldwide. Index publishes work by censored writers and artists, promotes debate, and monitors threats to free speech. The organization believes that everyone should be free to express themselves without fear of harm or persecution – no matter what their views.
Editorial Intern Position: Editorial interns assist the web team at Index and are expected to create content (written and multimedia) for the Index website through reporting and interviews. Students will also be tasked with research projects on various areas of freedom of expression related to an Index campaign. Interns will be required to pitch articles, assist with proofreading, editing and other administrative tasks, as required.
Sean Gallagher, FCLC'93, Head of Content
Students are housed in shared student residences in residential areas in Zone 1 or 2, both of which offer a commute by public transport to classes at Fordham London and your chosen host university. The residences have self-catering facilities with a shared lounge. All of our housing is centrally located within London, in areas with shops and transportation and within reach of city attractions. Read more about living in London here.
The London experience begins with a comprehensive orientation that acquaints students with health, housing, travel, academic, and safety information. Program costs typically include co-curricular activities in and around the city of London and one long weekend visit to another European country.
The Fall semester runs from approximately the end of August through mid-December, and the Spring semester runs from approximately the beginning of January through the beginning of May.
Fall 2022 Dates:
August 31: Students arrive in London
September 1-2: Orientation
September 5: Classes begin
September 19: Classes begin at Queen Mary
September 26: Classes begin at Westminster
October 3: Classes begin at City
October 24-28: Mid-Semester Break
December 12-16: Final week
December 16: Classes end at Westminster, City & Queen Mary
December 17: Students depart
Spring 2022 Dates:
January 12: Students arrive in London
January 13-14: Orientation
January 17: Classes Begin
January 24: Internships Begin
January 24: First day of teaching at Westminster
January 31: First day of teaching at City
March 14-18: Mid-Semester Break
April 14: Last day of teaching at Westminster (last day of exams - May 20)
April 15: Good Friday - Fordham London Closed
April 18: Easter Monday - Fordham London Closed
April 27: Last day of teaching/assessment at City
April 29: Internships End
May 2-6: Final Week
May 7: Students Depart (except Westminster students)
May 02-20: Westminster exam period
May 21: Westminster students depart (Additional housing supplement)