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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.75 Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Flat/Apartment Number of Credits Offered: 6
Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior Type of Program: Internship
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Click here for a definition of this term Course Equivalency Database: View Approved Courses Open to non-Mason Students: Yes
Program Description:

Internship Placements in London

England, Summer 

London

Global Internship in London:

The Global Education Office partners with Anglo Educational Services to place students in an unpaid two-month summer internship program. Students work three days per week, and take one course twice a week, while living in the heart of London, in a shared student apartment. Students gain valuable global work experience and professional skills in various industry fields, while also earning Mason resident credit, and enjoying the culturally rich, historic, cosmopolitan, international city of London.

During the two-month internship program, Anglo Educational Services offers student support services in-country, such as a welcome orientation, discounted passes to London attractions, 24/7 staff support, and more. 
Internship Placements in London, Overview
Type Internship Credit Course Credit
Credits 3 credits 3 credits
Course Internship British Life and Culture
Instructor Taught by a Mason professor online through Blackboard Taught in London by a faculty member at Anglo Educational Services 
Details Previously, students have been able to obtain alternate credits in the following:
  • Integrative Studies (INTS) 390: International Internship
  • Economics (ECON) 498: Internship
  • Conflict Analysis and Resolution (CONF) 385: International Field Experience
  • Government (GOVT) 480:Internship
Seeking credits for the following:
  • History and Art History (HIST) 388: Topics in European History
  • Anthropology (ANTH) 398: Study Abroad
  • Global Affairs (GLOA) 480: Study Abroad

Credits

6 credits

 

Eligibility

This program is open to all undergraduate students who meet the GPA requirement of 2.75. Students from all universities are eligible to participate. Graduate students should contact the GoIntern@gmu.edu to inquire about graduate GPA and credit requirements before enrolling in the program.


Course Options:

Undergraduate:
  • Default Credit:
    • Integrative Studies (INTS) 390 - International Internship (6 credits)

Graduate: Graduate credit may be available for this internship study abroad program, contact GoIntern@gmu.edu for more information.  
 
Students can request alternate credits in their course of study through our Course Equivalency and Registration System but approval is based on each department’s requirements.

Check out our Course Evaluation and Registration to learn more about requesting course equivalency and to create a Plan of Study. 

The UK Visa and Immigration laws require all students studying and working in the UK on a Tier 4 visa to work no more than 20 hours per week, and students must be enrolled in a course. During the London Summer Internship program, students take a course titled British Life and Culture. The British Life and Culture course is taught in London by an adjunct faculty member at the Anglo Study Centre. Students should expect to be in class for at least six hours on Mondays and Fridays. The course looks at Britain's past to explain why the UK is how it is today. It is an excellent way to make the most out of the internship program and better understand British society. See table above for more information regarding credits.

Internship Placements:

The internship component involves students working no more than 20 hours a week, Tuesday through Thursday, for two months at non-profit or for-profit organization. Please find an overview of internship fields on the Anglo Educational Services web site. Learn more about the Internship Placement Process.

Students may inquire about the type of internship opportunities in their area of study and about the complete support services offered during the program by emailing the Program Administrator before enrolling in a GEO internship program. Please include your major, career goals, and what knowledge you wish to gain from the internship experience. 
 

Housing

Student housing is in shared student apartments, in zones 1 and 2 of London. Students are housed with other Mason program participants and participants from other programs (if applicable).


Visa Information

A UK Tier 4 visa is required for U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens. Citizens holding passports from non-English speaking countries are required to take and pass a knowledge of English language test from an approved provider, before enrolling in the program.

Program Cost

Summer 2020: $7,172*

(prices subject to change slightly)
Included:
  • Tuition (6 credits)
  • Housing - shared student apartment
  • Hop On/Hop Off pass for Welcome Orientation City Tour
  • Travel cards for the London Underground and London bus system for use throughout the internship program
  • Internship placement
  • Pre-Departure Orientation
  • International Emergency Medical insurance

Not Included:
  • International airfare
  • Meals
  • UK Tier 4 visa application fee
  • UK Tier 4 visa application expediting fee (if applicable) & postage fees 
  • Personal expenses

Program Payments

Students on MasonGEO programs must pay the advertised program cost in order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Deposit + First Payment + Final Payment). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.

Application Deposit: A non-refundable program deposit $200 must be received by the application deadline. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee.

First Payment: A non-refundable payment of $1000 must be received by March 22, 2020. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

In the event that a student’s financial aid or VA Benefits is estimated to cover the entire costs of the study abroad program, the entire charge will be posted to their student account, since that is where the aid will be applied. In this case students do not pay their first payment through MasonAbroad. However students must submit their “Intent to Use Financial Aid” form by the first deposit deadline.​

Final Payment: The final balance payment is due by April 19, 2020. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus the $1200 you've already paid (Deposit + First Payment). Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits: Students who intend to use financial aid or VA benefits to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" or "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form" completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the First Payment deadline. The "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form is available in the MasonAbroad application system once you have started your application for this program. If you are using VA Benefits please contact your program officer to request the "Intent to Use VA Benefits Form."

Withdrawal and Refund Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy.

Payment Instructions

For more information on payments, financial aid, and information for non-Mason students:
Payments

Scholarships

GEO offers a number of need-based and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
Scholarships

Application Deadlines:

Summer 2020 programs open: September 1, 2019 
Priority Deadline: February 1, 2020
 

Application requirements:*

Program Deposit: $200 for all applicants.

Mandatory Meeting: With Experiential Programs Administrator

Course Selection Questionnaire: You will choose the course(s) you would like to be receive credit for on this program. Check the "Academics" tab to see what courses are offered on this program. If you need help selecting your course, check with your academic advisor.

Passport Status Questionnaire: You do not need a passport to complete this questionnaire or the application. However, if you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now. The Global Education Office offers Passport Grants to help.

Personal Statement:Your personal statement is a letter given to a potential internship host along with your resume. A personal statement is your chance to describe and give examples of the skills you possess and to give a potential internship host a better idea your goals and interests. As you are writing your statement, think of your audience - your potential employer abroad. 

Resume/CV: Your resume (Curriculum Vitae or CV) is given to a potential internship host along with your personal statement. 

Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents regarding the acknowledgement of risk, the pre-departure orientation, and your financial responsibility.

Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: For Mason students only. If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the 1st payment deadline.

Additional requirements for non-Mason applicants:

Official transcript: To be mailed or emailed to the Global Education Office at George Mason University.

Non-degree Contract Course/Admission Form: Please complete the form and upload it into the questionnaire.

* Additional application requirements may apply to individual programs. Once you open your application, you will see all application requirements.
 

Application instructions:

Travel Links
Department of State 

Mason Links
Mason University Career Services Resources (find out how Mason Career Services may help you prepare for your internship, or how to prepare for an interview)
Mason Career and Internship Guide
Mason University Career Services Resume and Cover Letter Review Services

Questions? Contact:

 

GEO Experiential Programs Administrator

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Name Kelly McNulty
Email GoIntern@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-4798
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/31/2020 07/25/2020
NOTE: Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.