Ganesan Shankar, Director, Honors Program
Cheryl Kirschner, Senior Lecturer, Academic Affairs/Accounting & Law
*PLEASE NOTE - You must be accepted into the Honors Program to participate in this program
Summer Full Session 2020
Information Session Date
Wednesday, October 30, 2020, 6:00 PM ET
Reynolds 244 following the Honors Program Class of 2022 Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 30, 2020, 9:00 AM ET
Friday, November 8, 2020, 11:59 PM ET
Mandatory Course Dates
No partial participation is allowed.
Admitted students must participate in ALL program activities.
Pre-Departure Class #1
Mid-April, 2020 - TBD
Course Travel: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - Saturday, August 22, 2020 Orientation Week in London: June 22 – 27, 2020
Internship: June 29 – July 31, 2020
Weekend in Paris: July 31 – August 2, 2020
Session 3 Course at LSE: August 3 – 21, 2020
The Honors International Program in London offers students the opportunity to combine academic study with a volunteer internship in a business environment. The program aims to provide students with a unique learning experience that enables them to develop global competencies. Students are selected to participate based on the following criteria: academic standing; interest in international business and culture; ability to adapt to living, working, and studying overseas; and leadership.
• Professional experience from a multicultural perspective.
• Exposure to company/industry research.
• Use of information technology and research skills.
• Application of concepts/tools (data analysis, market research, presentations, written reports) from core curriculum.
Things to Expect:
• All internships are unpaid, and companies select interns.
• Internships differ across firms. Some are very structured, and others are more fluid. We encourage companies to have projects in mind for interns.
• Travel to some internships can be up to 60 minutes each way, as some are located outside London.
• Hours of work vary across firms. While most are in the 40-hours/week model, investment banks and consultants hitting a project deadline do not punch out at 5:00 pm.
• Reimbursement for commuting expenses may vary from one firm to another, but any significant travel would be reimbursed.
• Quality control can only go so far to ensure a valuable experience. Most of our company sponsors participate every year, but occasionally a participating supervisor misunderstands the program. We do our best to monitor, and we do listen to students as we make decisions regarding participating companies in future years.
1 general credit and 3 credits corresponding to course taken at LSE
Open to Honors Program sophomores and juniors. The London School of Economics recommends a minimum GPA of 3.3.
Student must be, and remain, in good academic standing with the college for duration of the course.
Student must be in good standing with the Office of Community Standards by time of travel.
Students will be staying in the High Holborn Residence Hall at LSE during the course in single occupancy rooms within suites
International Flight (Not Included in Program Cost)
Students will be responsible for booking their own international flight to and from London (LHR). The international flight cost is not included in the program cost.
Arrival Airport Code: LHR
Departure Airport Code: LHR
Students should also expect to pay for additional individual transportation around the city and to do significant walking during the orientation week in June.
The following meals are also included in the program fee: meals during the orientation week in June.
Students are responsible for paying for most meals on their own.
Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary restrictions are encouraged to contact their Program Manager prior to committing to the course to discuss any questions or concerns.
Estimated Program Cost: $13,750
Included: Babson summer tuition for 4 credits, accommodations, BUNAC sponsorship, program planned meals, and cultural excursions during orientation week.
Not included: International flight, visa costs, additional meals, and personal expenses.
Payment: A non-refundable $1,000 deposit is paid to the Glavin Office. The remaining balance (including tuition) is paid to SFS at the end of April.
Cancellation Policy: All students who confirm their placement and later withdraw from the course are subject to the Elective Abroad cancellation policy. Please review this policy to understand any additional financial obligations.
Babson Tuition: 4-Credits
Summer: Tuition is paid directly to SFS and is billed at the 2019-2020 credit rate ($1,644 per credit). This program is 4 credits.