Location: London, England - London School of Economics & Political Science
This 10-week, 9-credit program gives students, from all Villanova University colleges/majors, the opportunity to study at one of the most prestigious schools in the world, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), take a Villanova course on international business, as well as participate as an intern for an organization located in London, UK. Students from all Colleges may participate in this program, internships are available in a variety of areas, not only business! The summer program is designed to allow each student to earn a total of nine undergraduate credits.
Upon arrival, during the first week, students will participate in a comprehensive program and city orientation. Students will learn what is expected within the British workplace; participate in discussions about the professional working culture within London, and other related insights to this overseas internship placement.
Students will take the VU-taught MGT2350, Global Business, alongside a part-time, six week internship. Students will be placed in an internship that corresponds to that student's course of study, professional and personal goals, to ensure the quality and academic relevance of the placement.
Students will work with our London partner to determine the appropriate placement opportunity. All students are expected to enunciate his or her skills, interests and professional goals for the internship. The student will select three areas in which they would like to intern; all three areas will receive equal consideration. The placement team then draws upon the extensive employer network to find the right match. If a match does not exist in the employer database, the team will conduct vigorous outreach to locate a proper placement. The companies and organizations that make up the list of approved internships in the database are carefully and regularly monitored by site visits and student assessment. Once the student commences the internship, the team provides office hours for counseling beyond the standard workday and acquires the supervisor evaluation at the conclusion of the placement.
Upon completion of MGT2350 and the Internship, students will take a trip to Paris, taking a city tour and seeing the monuments and museums for which Paris is known.
Upon return to London, students will take one course (3 academic credits) at LSE during Summer Session III during the final three weeks of the program. Once the LSE course has been completed, the program will finish its time in London by holding a farewell reception for the students.
Villanova University has the right to make cancellations, substitutions, or changes in case of emergency or changed conditions, or in the interest of the program.