Minimum GPA: 3.00

Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2024
    September 23, 2024 to December 13, 2024
  • Spring 2025
    January 13, 2025 to June 6, 2025


Emily Dougherty

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Queen Mary College, University of London


This program does not have capacity constraints; no back-up is required.

Opportunity Description

Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges of the world-renowned University of London, with over 15,000 students, about 15 per cent of whom are from overseas, contributing to a truly cosmopolitan environment that is extremely welcoming to students from all over the world.

What is unique about this program?

Participate in a semester internship, in partnership with Arcadia's London internship program (internship counts as one of your courses).  London is a leading destination for Study Abroad students, and Queen Mary offers a fully integrated academic experience. Queen Mary has one of the largest self-contained campuses in London, which provides a convenient, safe, and friendly atmosphere for students, and offers on-campus Accommodation*. "Countdown to Queen Mary" newsletters offer step-by-step guidance to get you ready for your arrival on campus. 

Queen Mary is a Cornell Global Hub partner university. Global Hubs are Cornell's collaborative centers of engagement around the world. Hubs will give students exciting opportunities for semester-long and short-term study abroad, field experience, participation in faculty-led research, curricular pathways through majors, internships, and more.

*Students must follow all application and housing deadlines to be eligible. On-campus housing is not guaranteed.  Instructions to apply for housing are sent to students after they accept their place in the program.  We encourage you to apply early.  Students who are not placed in on-campus housing will be provided with a range of suitable alternatives. 

How do I get more information about Queen Mary?

What is unique about the East End, London?

The East End is one of the most vibrant, exciting, and culturally diverse areas of London. There is something for everyone: street markets, parks, cafes, restaurants, pubs, museums, and galleries. Brick Lane, which is within walking distance from the campus, is famous for its eclectic market, Indian restaurants, 24-hour bagel shops and is also now home to a growing number of artists and designers. It may not be the most famous area of the city, but it is certainly worth getting to know!

Academic Calendar

  • Academic year: mid-September - late May
  • Fall semester: mid-September - mid-December
  • Spring semester: mid-January - late May

For specific dates, refer to the Queen Mary, University of London's Academic Calendar

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to the next steps.
  • Connect with a potential reference as the external application requires an academic reference.
  • Still have questions?  Visit the Get Advice page and learn how to connect with Education Abroad Advisors.
  • Want to keep up to date with Cornellians Abroad? Follow Education Abroad on social media, @cornelliansabroad

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section.  Select the "Undergraduate Associate with Internship" option when applying on Queen Mary's website. 
    • The external application requires an academic reference that must come from a faculty or graduate assistant. Applicants will input the reference's contact information in their external application and the reference will automatically be sent a prompt.