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United Kingdom: CEA CAPA London Internship Semester Program

"In London, I truly got a sense of cultural awareness and realized how cultures can influence your choice in food, clothing, neighborhood, religion, language... I had to problem-solve on numerous occasions in London, whether that was navigating myself in a new city without GPS or having to brainstorm ideas for a policy-briefing at my internship." - Rollins Study Abroad Alum
Students on CEA CAPA London will live, study and intern in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan capitals.

Experience London

Students on CEA CAPA London will live, study and intern in one of the world’s most exciting and cosmopolitan capitals.

London Internship or Service Learning + Courses

  • Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and College standing
  • Professional application: materials are edited and submitted on-time, and are thorough and thoughtful.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Strong resume, cover letter and successful Internship Interview
  • Prerequisites: INB Students must have completed at least one of the following courses: INB 337, INB 365, INB 372
  • Some majors have specific course pre-requisites for the internship; contact your faculty advisor or International Programs for more information
  • The Service Learning track is unavailable until further notice. But students can request an internship placement with an NGO or non-profit.
  • Required advising session (30 minutes). Please visit our home page to schedule an appointment.

Spring 2024

  • Jan 18: Required Arrival Date 
  • Mar 4-8: Spring Break
  • Apr 27: Program End Date 

Fall 2024

  • Sept 5: Arrival Date
  • Sept 6: Orientation 
  • Sept 9: Classes begin 
  • Oct 21: School break 
  • Dec 13: Classes end 
  • Dec 14: Move out 

Flight & Orientation

  • Students are responsible for booking their own flight to London and traveling from the airport to their assigned housing in London by taxi or train.
  • An extensive three-day orientation program will introduce students to the CEA CAPA London Centre, its staff, courses and academics, and the city of London and British culture.
  • The orientation also includes a welcome recepton, half-day panoramic bus tour of London and a walking tour of Kensington, where the CEA CAPA London Centre is located.


  • US citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to departure. The UK visa process does involve travel to a Biometrics center (there's one in Orlando).
  • CEA CAPA will provide information about this visa and the application process.
For general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see our Passports and Visas Page.


Courses + Internship: 

  • Intern approximately 20 hrs a week (2-3 days) and take an associated internship course for a total of 6 credits.
  • Take an additional 2-3 courses.
  • Available internships include businesses of every kind, as well as nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Accepted students have their materials sent to CEA CAPA who places each student in an internship that best matches their individual interests, skills, and past experiences. In most cases, interns aren't notified of the specific placement until 2 - 3 weeks prior to the program start.
  • Hear Rollins Students Share Their Internship Experiences in London (video)

CEA CAPA Courses (full list): When you click on this link, choose the semester and then the Global Cities program and then scroll down to see the full list of CEA CAPA courses, including course descriptions and syllabi.

*Currently not available* Courses + Service-Learning: 

  • Enroll in a 6-credit course, Contemporary Issues through Service-Learning: The Social Dynamics of London, that includes 12-15 hours of service-learning each week at community organizations throughout London.
  • Take 2-3 other courses.

Transfer of Credit

  • Courses are worth 3 credits; the internship and service-learning course are worth 6 credits.  Students take 2-3 courses and typically earn 12-15 credits.
  • Courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credit; the grades are displayed and are factored into the Rollins GPA. 
  • It can take up to three months for grades to be processed.
  • Students can take major and minor courses abroad (with approval from the academic department) and can also take competencies and rFLA200-level seminars abroad (with approval from the Registrar).
  • This program has Registrar approved rFLA200 seminars and competencies, check them out here!
  • NOTE: You cannot receive more than 12 credits total for internships completed during your time at Rollins.  As the internship on this program is worth 6 credits, you should plan accordingly.


  • CAPA students have two options for housing. You may choose to live in an apartment, or you may choose to live in a homestay - for more information about the homestays contact IP.
  • The apartments are typically shared by two to eight students, with single sex bedrooms in doubles and triples. Buildings may be co-ed. Apartments are fully furnished and include a shared kitchen and living space.
  • Apartments are located throughout Greater London within a 45-minute commute via bus or subway (Tube) to the CAPA Center.
  • Students living in apartments do not have a meal plan and are expected to buy groceries and cook for themselves.

Cheap Eats Out and Easy Make-it-Yourself Meals


  • The My Education program offers activities, events, lectures, walking tours and film showings organized around a monthly theme. For more information, see the My Education section of the CAPA website.
  • Students will receive associate memberships to the Imperial College Student Union, and can join any of the union’s 300+ clubs and societies as well as use the union facilities. The program also includes a mid-term dinner and British-style pub quiz and a departure ceremony.


  • The program includes a half-day panoramic bus tour of London, a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath, and a full day excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon and Kenilworth Castle.
  • Students are free to travel independently on weekends and breaks as the schedule allows.

Things to Consider

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

Program Fee

Most Rollins financial aid and scholarships will apply to the semester abroad.

  • Tuition: $30,290
  • Housing: $5,115

Also Includes

Orientation, program activities, one weekend excursion, on-site transportation, program administration, and emergency insurance.

Estimated Additional Costs

  • Transportation: Round-trip airfare from FL $900
  • Airport transfers in London: $75
  • US Passport: $165
  • Visa: $460 and biometrics fee $85
  • Background check: $25
  • Meals/food: $1,550
  • Books, course materials, supplies: $200
  • Personal expenses: $1,040
  • Federal student loan fees if applicable: $40
  • Professional licensure, certification or credentials costs: $0


Scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare and other costs associated with study abroad. Students can apply for scholarships as part of the Rollins program application. CEA CAPA also offers additional scholarships that students can apply for above and beyond the funding available through Rollins.

Living and Working

Having a credit card while abroad is very helpful. The United Kingdom has a slightly higher cost of living than the United States. Students can work part-time on a student visa while in the United Kingdom.