Working with colleagues at Queen Mary University of London, The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University has developed a new program which will enable students to undertake an internship arranged by Arcadia alongside their academic studies at Queen Mary. The new partnership will include the provision of internships offered by Arcadia to both Arcadia enrolled students at Queen Mary and study abroad students enrolling at Queen Mary independently of Arcadia.
The Internships will be for academic credit with a supporting seminar and placements will be available in a wide range of industries, including Parliamentary internships. This new study abroad and internship program is a unique opportunity which will allow participants to engage with London as both a professional and as a student, mixing with British and international students and with the local communities in and around the workplace.
Queen Mary and Arcadia’s London Center have a long-standing relationship having worked together for over 20 years in London, jointly managing the provision of study abroad programs and hosting students studying abroad. We are absolutely delighted to expand our partnership with Queen Mary and to offer this new opportunity for students to partner an internship experience with the huge range of excellent academic choices available at Queen Mary.
As an alternative to the internship opportunity, students will also have the option of combining their Queen Mary academic courses with an independent research course supported by Faculty at the Arcadia London Center. Opportunities for undergraduate research have been a growing area of demand amongst our students and we are pleased to make this available to a new group of students.
The full launch for these opportunities will be Spring 2020, but we will also be able to discuss the options with applicants we already have for Fall 2019 to see if there is any interest there. We would, of course, make it clear that home school approval would be required in all cases.
Both of these additions are steps on our journey to meeting students “where they are” and allowing them to build a program which meets their personal interests and academic and life goals.
Further information on both of these options will be published in due course.