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CSUF: London Spring Semester/Internship
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Spring Semester
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Spring Semester 2019 09/28/2018 10/19/2018 TBA TBA
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CSUF Department/Faculty-Led
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Financial Aid:
Federal Aid (Pell/EOP/FSEOG/Direct Loans), Guardian Scholars, President's Scholars, Private Student Loans, State Aid (Cal Grants/SUG)
Housing Options: Apartments, Host Family
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All Undergraduate Majors
Language Prerequisite: None Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
GPA requirement: 2.5
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London Spring Semester/Internship, Spring 2018
Big Ben in London
Study and intern during the spring semester in London, England and take your educational experience to another level. This vibrant city dating back 2,000 years has become a world center for art, music, theater, and literature.

London was founded two thousand years ago as a colonial capital at the edge of the Roman Empire. Later, it became the capital city of the largest empire in the world. Today, it is a center of global finance and a hub for the performing arts. The legacy of centuries of wealth and power has left London with unrivaled museums, cultural experiences from Shakespeare's Globe theater to the modern West End, and food as varied and dynamic as London's cosmopolitan population. With academic courses and visits to both well-known and more obscure sites all over the city, the London semester abroad is a chance to experience this world capital in a way tourists cannot. Internships in your area of study can enhance your career potential, providing valuable experience working in one of the great capitals of the world. 

Through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences London study and intern program you can earn 12 to 15 credits in courses taught by CSUF faculty, while enjoying field trips to the Museum of London, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the British Broadcasting Company, and more.
Program Dates
Friday, January 26, 2018 - Friday, April 27, 2018

Program Highlights

  • Enroll in 12 to 15 units
  • All courses are taught by CSU faculty and count towards degree
  • Intern within your major and career interests
  • Choice of living accommodations: homestay or student apartments
  • Classes are held at University of London Student Union
  • Many academic field trips and tours included in the program
  • Transportation pass for unlimited access on the tube (subway) and day/night buses provided.
  • Optional tour of Scotland
Exploration Events and Information Sessions
For more information about the London Study and Intern Abroad program please attend our Exploration Event on TBD, or make an appointment for study abroad advising at the Humanities and Social Sciences Student Success Center (H-112).
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Courses and Faculty

You must enroll in a minimum of 12 units to participate in the London program. If you are interested in taking an independent research and study course, please email for more details.  Students enrolled in an internship must enroll in 12 units that are physically taught in London (online courses do not count toward this requirement).

London Semester and Internship Students are expected to attend all of their registered classes, unless there is a medical reason which prevents them from doing so, and to adhere to all behavioral norms established on their respective campuses. Additionally, they are required to follow the laws and regulations, and respect the cultural mores, national traditions and customs of the host country.

HUM 350: British Life and Culture - Required (3 units) [GE C.3 & Z] 
This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary British culture and related issues through a combination of travel and study. Students will be introduced to some principles and methods useful for analyzing cultures and their own interactions with them. 

ART 311: Foundations of Modern Art (3 units) [GE - C.3]
In the London program, we will visit a wide variety of museums and art collections across the city that hold spectacular collections of art, focusing on works from the 18th century to the end of the 19th century. In addition to painting and sculpture, we will also look at decorative arts and architecture.

GEOG 373: Global Cuisines (3 units) [GE - E] 
In the London program, we will focus on past and present cuisines of London, including migrant cuisines and the relationships between food and empire. In particular, we will examine the influx of new foods from Britain’s expanding colonial trade in the 17th to 19th centuries, and the rise of immigrant cuisines including Chinese, Indian, African and Afro-Caribbean. The rise and spread of tea consumption will also be examined. The class will include exploring food markets and sampling various London cuisines.

POSC 350: World Politics in the 21st Century (3 units) [GE - D.5]

HUM 499 or 599: Independent Study or Research
These courses are independent study or research projects that are arranged by a selected faculty member within your major department.

HUM 495: Internship

CSUF students can choose to participate in an unpaid work placement during their stay in London. This program complements classroom learning with practical experience in an international workplace and develops personal skills and strengths that will assist in creating future job opportunities and building a competitive résumé.  Internships are available for students in any major.

Additional courses are available from the CSU Long Beach London program through concurrent enrollment. 


April Bullock holds a PhD in modern European history with a specialty in modern Britain. Her research has explored the underworld of the Victorian arts community in London and how food and culture have defined nation, and transformed relations between the household, the market, and the land in Britain. An experienced traveler, she led the CSUF London semester abroad in spring, 2006, and the Ireland summer program in 2014 and 2015. 
Dr. April Bullock
Liberal Studies



There are two types of housing available:

2-3 students will live in a house with a London family. Breakfast is provided 5 days-a-week. Laundry and cooking privileges are also provided. Free wireless internet is available.
Homestay Room in London Neighborhood in London

2-3 students will share a fully furnished apartment in Kensington, London. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom and living space. Free wireless internet is available.
Apartment Room in London (2 Beds) Commons Room

Costs & Financial Aid

Program Fee

Program fees cover airport transfer upon arrival, housing, 3-Day London orientation, weekly cultural program of extra curricular activities, a transportation pass that allows unlimited access to the tube (subway) and day/night buses, breakfast (homestay only), membership to the University of London Union, International Student Identity Cards, student medical insurance, access to the AIFS Student Centre and the services of AIFS Student Advisors for support, and 24-hour emergency contact service. 

  • Program - Homestay: $7825 
  • Program - Apartments: $9225 

Program fees are based on a minimum enrollment of 15-19 students. If more than 20 or more students enroll, the program fee will be reduced slightly.  If enrollment falls below 15 students, CSUF reserves the right to adjust the program fee to accommodate a smaller number of students.

Additional Fees

  • CSUF Spring 2018 tuition and fees
  • Passport and visa fees (Please note: students completing an internship will need a Tier 4 Visa.  The estimated cost of the visa is $500.  Students participating in the internship program will be reimbursed for the cost of the Tier 4 visa and receive an additional partial airfare reimbursement.)
  • Refundable security deposit (due with final payment): $250
  • Optional group flight
  • Optional 4-day Scotland tour: $595
  • Optional AIFS London meal plan
  • Optional medical insurance upgrade
  • Optional personal effects coverage

Financial Aid
There are many opportunities for CSUF students to study abroad and continue to receive financial aid. Click here to learn more about financial aid for study abroad.  Students participating in the internship program will be reimbursed for the cost of the Tier 4 visa and receive an additional partial airfare reimbursement.  Students with majors in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences are eligible to apply for the HSS Experiential Learning Scholarship.  Applications are due during early Spring Semester via the CSUF online application portal.

Optional Features

Tour of Scotland
This is a 4 day, 3 night excursion to Scotland. Included in the tour are visits to Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, the highlands and islands of Scotland. Breakfast and evening meals are provided on most days. $595

Group Flight

On a space-available basis, students may purchase the optional transportation package consisting of round-trip airfare between LAX – London – LAX and round trip transfers overseas between the airport and the housing in London for an additional fee

Passport & Visa

You must have a valid passport for the duration of the semester.  U.S. passport applications can be obtained at any major post office. Click here for more information.

For U.S. Passport Holders Only!:  Student Visitor Visas are issued when you arrive in the U.K. and are good for 6 months. You may not work or volunteer with this visa.

Prior Entry Clearance Study Visas (Tier 4) are required if you are planning to work or volunteer, including internships, and must be obtained prior to departure for the U.K. A valid passport is required for this visa application. Click here for information about UK Visas.

Non-US passport holders can visit Click here for specific information on visas for other passport holders.    

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