Summer in London

Summer Journalism In London

Study with Notre Dame Journalism Faculty and Intern in a British Newsroom

The Gallivan Journalism Program is planning to embark on an eight-week study abroad trip to London with up to a dozen Notre Dame students in summer 2019. Through the program, which will run from June 2 to July 27, students may also be placed at journalism internships with U.K.-based media outlets where they will work about 20 hours, or roughly three days per week. Participation in the internship component of the program is not required. Those who choose to pursue internships are guaranteed placements, which can be used to fulfill the internship requirement for the journalism minor. Participants will enroll in a three-credit class, “Journalism in Britain,” which also counts toward fulfillment of the minor.

Application Process

The application period has closed.

Summary and Eligibility

Applicants must be at least 18 years old; rising sophomores, juniors or seniors; and hold a minimum GPA of 3.00. Students who have an interest in journalism, but are not part of the Gallivan Program are also encouraged to apply. A Tier 4 general student visa is required for all participants, as is a valid passport that expires after Jan. 27, 2020.

Academics

Students will enroll in a three-credit class, “Journalism in Britain,” a Notre Dame course which will be taught by instructors in the Gallivan Program in classrooms provided by Anglo Educational Services, the visa sponsors for our trip. In addition, students may take part in an internship seminar, which will be taught in conjunction with Notre Dame’s journalism faculty.

Housing, Accommodations and Meals

Lodging is provided by Anglo Educational at one of more than 250 apartments in central London. Each apartment is between 2 and 5 bedrooms. The units are all fully furnished, self-contained, independently heated, and have their own fully equipped kitchens with utensils, cutlery, and appliances. The apartments all have such amenities as wireless internet and washing machines, and they are cleaned at least once a week; there is also a maintenance service on call 24 hours a day. For meals, students may cook on their own or dine out at any of the restaurants in central London.

Program Cost

The cost of the program is about $8,000. That includes about $4,650 (£3,557) to be paid to Anglo Educational for housing and internship placement assistance. Students must also pay for the cost of a three-credit summer course at Notre Dame, which is about $3,300.

We recommend that students budget about $1,000 for the purchase of groceries, personal expenses and entertainment while in London, and about $1,200 for phone, transportation and a visa (a Tier 4 Visa costs about $450). The Gallivan Program may be able to provide partial assistance for students with a demonstrated financial need.

Students are also encouraged to explore a variety of funding options.

For more information, please contact the Gallivan Program's director, Richard G. Jones at richard.jones@nd.edu.