Semester Program Application

Refer to the following application timeframe for the opening and closing dates for your application.

Program NameTermApplication OpensApplication ClosesEnrollment Deadline
LondonSpring 2017August 29, 2016October 1, 2016October 28, 2016
DublinSpring 2017August 29, 2016October 1, 2016October 28, 2016
Global Internship Program (London ONLY)Summer 2017December 1, 2016February 1, 2017March 10, 2017
Global Internship Program (all other locations)Summer 2017December 1, 2016February 15, 2017March 10, 2017
LondonSummer 2017December 1, 2016February 15, 2017March 10, 2017
DublinSummer 2017December 1, 2016February 15, 2017March 10, 2017
South AfricaSummer 2017December 1, 2016February 15, 2017March 10, 2017
LondonFall 2017January 1, 2016March 1, 2017March 31, 2017
DublinFall 2017January 1, 2016March 1, 2017March 31, 2017

The application CANNOT be saved midway, so make sure you have the following items ready before you begin:

A PDF version of your academic history
Your online academic history can be found from the Records Channel in Self-Service Banner (SSB). Log into TUportal, click on Student Tools, and choose Academic History. Copy your entire academic history (including courses you’re currently taking) and paste it into a word document. First, save it as a Word document. Then, with the Word document open, save it again as a PDF with your last name first followed by the word grades. I.e. SMITH grades.pdf.

A PDF version of your application essay
Describe the present state of your academic work and how you would like this study away program to contribute to your personal and academic development. It is important to include information about why you are interested in this study away program and location at this time in your academic career, what you hope to gain from the program and what you believe you will contribute to the program.

A copy of your Financial Plan for your semester away
Upon meeting with the Assistant Director or Director for Study Away, students will be encouraged to complete a financial plan, outlining the expenses of their respective program and potential income to offset those expenses. Students are expected to submit a copy of their completed Semester Financial Planning Guide as part of their application. Note that this will not be taken into consideration for admission – this is for Study Away’s reference in assisting students with their study away planning.

Email requests to your references (and an alternate references)

Once you have completed the above steps, proceed to the application below.

If you’re planning to intern, complete your CV and personal statement

A CV is the UK term for a résumé, which should be current and formatted to UK industry standards. Follow the detailed writing and formatting guidelines found in the FIE Internship Handbook.

Include an objective, an education section, relevant courses taken, your grade point average (GPA) and list pertinent employment, volunteer experience and relevant skills. You can also include special interests. A CV can be more than one page but it should not exceed two full pages.

This document goes out to prospective internship placements, so make sure it looks organized and professional.

You should have at least one other person review your document to check for spelling errors and grammatical mistakes: your documents will be sent directly to potential employers, who will judge your communication and writing skills based on what you have provided!

You should consider having your CV reviewed by the Temple University Writing Center.

A Personal Statement is a one-page essay about what draws you to London for your internship experience. It is also an opportunity for you to sell yourself more individually to prospective placements. The emphasis should be on your previous professional experience and the direct and transferable skills you can bring to a placement. Make sure that the tone is professional, as it will be read by employers.

Follow the detailed writing and formatting guidelines found in the FIE Internship Handbook when writing your Personal Statement.

Remember to proofread all of your materials carefully for spelling, grammar, and vocabulary.

This document goes out to prospective internship placements, so make sure it looks organized and professional,.

Please note that UK employers may not necessarily be familiar with US company names, acronyms or terminology. This means you may need to add more explanation or detail than you would normally. For example, when describing your previous work experience at a particular company, indicate what type of company it is. Write out acronyms in full; for example, write out Arizona rather than AZ or Grade Point Average rather than GPA.

You should have at least one other person review your document to check for spelling errors and grammatical mistakes: your documents will be sent directly to potential employers, who will judge your communication and writing skills based on what you have provided!

You should consider having your CV reviewed by the Temple University Writing Center.