LONDON: Foundation for International Education

London, England

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  • Fall Semester - TBD
  • Spring Semester - Early Jan - Late April
  • Summer 1 Semester - TDB

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 1 5
  • Spring Semester - October 1
  • Summer 1 Semester - March 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Lane Marder (

The program through the Foundation for International Education provides students from all majors with a unique opportunity to study in the center of London. In addition to the coursework, students can participate in an internship, service learning program, or secure a research placement with supervision. Upon arrival, students receive a comprehensive on-site orientation and throughout the semester involvement in various course- and co-curricular activities is highly recommended.



  • The FIE Open Enrollment Semester in London incorporates 14 weeks of study with an FIE Key Course and two to three elective courses.
  • The semester is divided into two phases with an orientation at the start and mid-term break, for a total of 15.5 weeks.
  • All students will take courses during the first phase, and can choose one of four course pathways during the second phase: internship, research, service learning or study. Each pathway grants academic credit. Courses may be taught in phase one only, phase two only, or throughout phases one and two (This is determined by enrollment and student course selections).
  • Studying in another culture can be challenging for even the best students. Each FIE student will enroll in a Key Course to help them contextualize their experience in London in a broad, academic manner. This course serves as the anchor for FIE study abroad in London and will span both semester phases.
  • Summer Semester: students enroll in the 8 week FIE program and choose one academic and one internship course. Students will choose their academic course based on the relevant semester catalog.

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FIE: Foundation for International Education is a not-for-profit international educational organization. Their mission is to provide high quality educational experiences to the global community. In pursuit of these goals, FIE is committed to the development of creative learning environments wherein an understanding of, and appreciation for, the privileges and responsibilities of international citizenship is fostered. This commitment is driven by the belief that interaction between people of diverse cultures is the base upon which empathy among nations is built. As an educational organization, FIE is dedicated to active engagement with, and awareness of, their environmental impacts and responsibilities. FIE is committed to fostering a sustainable future by implementing initiatives to encourage practices such as ethical consumption, fair trade and education of those within our community. They will continually research methods of improving upon current practices, policies and procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 2.75
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    • Completed online OISP application

      Complete ONLINE FIE Application

    • FIE Application
    • Official transcript
    • Photocopy of Passport ID Page
    • 2 passport-sized photos
    • 1 letter of recommendation
    • *If you are interested in applying for the international internship or international service learning program, you are also required to submit an updated resume and a personal statement along with the
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Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

Summer 1 2015: $10,909

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($10,634) and International Security and Emergency Support ($275). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.


FIE offers student accommodations based in historic and charming Kensington, just a few minutes walk from the Foundation House Study Center. Student residential buildings in the Kensington area are usually mid- to late-nineteenth century converted townhouses. Bedrooms are fully furnished. The majority of students live in double-occupancy rooms, while some will live in single, triple or quadruple rooms. Common kitchens are equipped with utensils such as cookware, silverware and dishes. Metrogate Residence also houses a complete teaching kitchen. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available at Metrogate for use by FIE residents. Common living areas in each residence allow students to interact frequently with each other. There are no meal plans; students are responsible for all meals.


FIE is located near schools such as Imperial College, the Royal College of Art, and the Royal College of Music. Just down the street are some of the world's great cultural institutions, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Natural History Museum. Kensington is home to charming residential areas where famous residents of the present (Madonna, Hugh Grant, Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise) mix with the ghosts of those who lived in the area in the past (T.S. Eliot, J.S. Mill and Beatrix Potter). Students live and study near some of London's most fashionable streets, including Gloucester Road, where students will find banks, a post office, pubs, restaurants, and grocery stores; and High Street Kensington, one of London's premier shopping streets. Getting to the rest of the city is easy and convenient. The area is served by a number of underground (tube) and bus routes, opening up the whole city to the curious visitor. Foundation House is located near the corner of Gloucester and Cromwell Roads, at the Gloucester Road tube stop. From here, students have instant access to the Piccadilly, Circle and District Tube lines.