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London International Internship

Take a walk through history as you explore the streets of London while you engage with school leaders and in university settings with your British colleagues. You will shadow London’s best school administrators and executive level leaders daily and learn about the British educational system from those in charge. Discuss political movements and current leadership trends. Enjoy your evening tea as you stroll by Big Ben and the London Bridge in the evenings. Take a bird’s eye view of the city from the London Eye and watch the famous changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace for a glimpse of Queen Elizabeth departing from her home. London is a bustling city of over 8 million people with an energy felt on every street corner and an experience that will be life-altering.

PARIS: A Paris day-trip excursion is built into the trip so you can experience both cities during your trip across the pond! Ride one of the fastest trains in the world, the Eurostar (referred to as the Chunnel), under the English channel to the City of Light! No worries, you are on land the vast majority of the trip while you see the French and English countryside. Visit the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame de Paris, Champs-Elysees and stand under the iconic Eiffel Tower! It is a day you will cherish!

EDL 664 – Internship International (2 credit hours), Summer II 2018

The trip is embedded in EDL 664: International Internships in the Educational Leadership for masters and doctoral level students. Your class is online in Canvas with pre and post work in preparation and debriefing from your travel. 

This 2-hour practicum includes at a minimum 60 hours of educational activities (administrator observations, meetings, and follow-up debriefing sessions) while in London. 

Program Activities and Features:

In addition to planned outings, some highlights and optional trips are:

  • Stroll the streets in downtown London
  • Take the Tube to Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, and Leicester Square
  • Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
  • Visit 10 Downing Street
  • Kensington Palace
  • Take the Euro to Paris for a day’s excursion
  • See Big Ben and cross London Bridge
  • Ride the London Eye
  • Ride a bus to Stonehenge
  • Visit Bath and Windsor Castle
  • Sign up for a Jack the Ripper tour
  • Tour the Harry Potter movie sites
  • Attend a play in a West End theatre

Informational Sessions:

  • Thursday, November 1, 2019, from 4:30-5:30pm through Zoom
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2019, from 4:30-5:30pm through Zoom

Term Year:

Summer II, 2019

Location(s):

London, England

Program Dates:

June 22 – July 2, 2019

Program Leader(s):

Dr. Kerry Robinson
robinsonkk@uncw.edu 
Phone: 910-962-3652
Fax: 910-962-3609

Application Deadline:

February 9, 2019

Eligibility:

This program is intended to immerse Watson School of Education graduate students in the U.K. educational system. Students traveling to London may include a variety of students, but the majority will be school administrators who have an interest in the fields of supervision and leadership. This internship is designed specifically for students in the Ed.D. program in Educational Leadership; but would be appropriate for students in programs such as Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision or Masters of School Administration that have an interest in school leadership or executive level leadership. Space is limited to 12. Sign up is first come; first serve.

Location: 

You will be beginning your excursion in the western area of London, England for a firsthand experience into the schools and university settings. You will also travel to the downtown district to visit some of the most popular worldwide sites such as Big Ben and the London Bridge. History will surround you as you walk the downtown district rich in the past.

Estimated Program Fee:

TBD

Program Fee Includes:

  • Guides to Schools
  • Lodging
  • Most Ground Transportation
  • Some Meals

Additional Costs:

  • Flight
  • Some Meals
  • Excursions
  • Miscellaneous