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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer Full Session
  • Budget Sheets: Summer Full Session
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Undergraduate Program Type: Babson-Sponsored
Language(s) of Instruction: English Only Eligible Populations: UG Junior, UG Sophomore
Housing Options: Residence Hall Internship Available: Yes
Program Advisor: Meredith Dziuba
Program Description:

London Summer Honors Program

London Honors

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
United Kingdom

Important Dates

Information Session

Information Session Date

Wednesday, October 30, 2020, 6:00 PM ET
Reynolds 244 
following the Honors Program Class of 2022 Welcome Reception


Application Deadlines

Application Opens

Wednesday, October 30, 2020, 9:00 AM ET

Application Deadline

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


Journal Assignments

Academic Overview

Course Description

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.

Internship Opportunity:
•    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.

Course Information

Course Type

1 general credit and 3 credits corresponding to course taken at LSE 


4 credits


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.

Course Documents

[Information Session Materials]

Academic Accommodations

Students requesting accommodations due to a disability should visit the students with disabilities abroad page for more information.

Course Logistics


London, England
Paris, France


  • 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.
Electives Abroad Cost Elements

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. 
  • To discuss tuition or your financial situation or to learn about grant opportunities, visit Student Financial Services.

Travel & Meals: 

  • Airfare (Individual estimated to/from BOS)
  • Estimated Additional Meals: $350/week 
  • Estimated Incidentals: $200/week
    • Expenses may be higher or lower depending on student's meal preferences.
  • Visa (if applicable):
    • All students are asked to research the visa requirements for their nationality to travel to the United Kingdom (including countries transited through) before committing to the course.
    • Students are responsible for securing visas (as needed) before travel.

Grants & Scholarships

Contact Information

Lead Faculty

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Ganesan Shankar


Program Coordinator

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Meredith Dziuba 



Course Administrator

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Sabrina Stehly



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