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FIE is committed to maintaining the highest possible standards in teaching and study facilities. FIE's primary study center, Foundation House, is located in the center of London on Cromwell Roadone of London's main arteries leading into the heart of the city. Foundation house is equipped with updated classrooms, a student common room, meeting rooms, and administrative offices for staff. Library access is permitted at Birkbeck College, Kensington Public Library and Online Britannica. All academic and housing facilities feature wireless internet access.
You can select one of the two week sessions for this program.
- May 17, 2018 - July 15, 2018
- June 14, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are eligible to apply. A 3.0 GPA is required however students with a lower GPA may be considered. Students should have a strong interest in the curriculum offered and a particular interest in doing either an internship, service learning experience or independent research or study.
For the summer program, FIE offers an 8-week Internship program where students are placed in an internship, in addition to taking a British Life & Cultures course. Students then split their week evenly between classwork and placement time. The British Life & Cultures course will help students develop an appreciation for the issues of this rapidly changing nation and the exciting effects this has on British identity, its relationship with Europe and the rest of the world. In addition to the traditional classroom experience, learning will be supplemented with guest speakers, and guided visits to places of both historical and contemporary significance.
For more information on the British Life & Cultures class click here.
Fore more information on the Internship program and placement see the links below:
Internship Sites at FIE
International Internship Course
General Education Information for UAlbany students: credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these General Education credits. You may file a request to have additional courses approved.
All students studying abroad should attend the pre-departure session at UAlbany prior to your time abroad. UK participants also have an additional pre-departure session at UAlbany.
FIE London also provides on-site support. Experienced residential and student life staff based in the Foundation House work together to support students in fully utilizing the historical, cultural, social and political resources of London in their out-of-class time.
Their work includes:
- Coordinating a comprehensive orientation for all students upon arrival.
- Organizing and leading a variety of extra-curricular events.
- Keeping students informed about unique events happening in London.
- Offering help and advice on a wide range of issues.
FIE staffs Resident Assistants in each residence hall providing support for any problems encountered and knowledge of the surrounding area to new students. Assistance by reception staff is also available 24/7.
FIE offers student accommodation in Kensington, a short walk from the Foundation House Study Center and situated in a lovely and very safe neighborhood. Parks and gorgeously appointed homes are characteristic of this part of the city and are a welcome retreat from the busy city center.
All bedrooms are full furnished with twin beds, desks and dressers. The majority of rooms are doubles with a few singles, triples and quadruples. Common living areas in each residence allow students to interact with others in the program. Kitchens are fully equipped with cookware, silverware and dishes. Coin operated laundry facilities are available.
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Please click to view or download the most recent cost estimate here: FIE London Summer 2018
Click here for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
In a city of almost seven million people, it is hard to imagine that anyone would not be intellectually stimulated by the cultural diversity of this metropolis. London boasts a fine tradition of art and literature, a bustling commercial center, and a population from the far reaches of the globe. Today, visitors to London experience a blending of British culture and the cultures of former colonies such as India, Nigeria, and Malaysia, to name just a few. You can feast on authentic Indian cuisine followed by a rousing political discussion at a local pub any evening of the week.
To learn more about FIE London and this fabulous city, please feel free to browse through the following websites for more information: