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United Kingdom: International Careers
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Click for Tuition + Program Fee Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Admissions Notification Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2018 11/01/2017 12/01/2017 03/16/2018 03/25/2018
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Liberal Studies Domain: EL
Program Description:


Do you want to work abroad?  Are you fascinated by different countries and cultures? Join us in London as we meet with DePaul alumni who have careers in the United Kingdom!  We’re open to all majors.  International careers span all degrees.  

We’ll meet with DePaul alumni daily during the trip. You’ll even plan your own visit to an organization/person of your choosing with the help of your trip co-leaders.  Your visits will include the world-renowned Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics, Counterpoint Consultants  (social and cultural consultants on cultural intelligence), and King’s College International students department. In addition to our visits, you’ll have free time to explore the city yourself! Our last full day will include a dinner cruise on the River Thames.

Learn about yourself and your place in an international career. There are many keys to your success with an international career.  Let us help you find your own personal keys.

“The further I went, the more I began to realize that there was one most difficult culture of them all to crunch, which is your own.” – Julia Middleton, founder and chief executive officer of Common Purpose UK


Leslie Chamberlain, Associate Director of DePaul Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) network & Alumni Career Services, oversees ASK and alumni career programming. Before joining the DePaul Career Center Leslie came from DePaul’s Center for Sales Leadership where she worked as the Manager of Corporate Relations/Operations. In that role, Leslie managed the corporate partners program as well as designed and executed student and alumni engagement opportunities. Leslie has also been in the classroom where she has taught MKT 376 (Effective Business Communication), MKT 398 (Sales for Social Impact), and UIP 240 (Career Pathways).

Leslie’s background is varied and interesting. She has a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy from Ohio University and a Masters of Music Therapy from Temple University. She worked in music therapy before she and her husband joined the U.S. Peace Corps where she served as Peace Corps Community Youth Development Advisor in Bayankhongor, Mongolia for two years.

Karyn McCoy joined EMM in May 2010 and she currently serves as assistant vice president of the Career Center. In this role, Karyn provides strategic direction and leadership for the Career Center - overseeing the development and delivery of career education and career experiences to DePaul students.

Prior to joining DePaul, Karyn worked as director of alumni relations at the Melbourne Business School, associate director of alumni relations at the Kellogg School of Management and assistant director of alumni education for the Northwestern Alumni Association. Karyn earned her BA in economics with minors in business and psychology from Washington University (St. Louis) and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers (MWACE).

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Karyn currently resides in Chicago. Karyn is a lifelong learner, taking classes in everything from pottery and photography to circus acrobatics and improv. In her spare time, she also serves as a mentor with the Menttium organization, volunteers for Chicago Ideas and travels as much as possible. 


Course: UIP 243: Career Pathways: International Careers
Credits: 2 credit hours
Term registered: Winter 2018
Liberal Studies Domain: Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by: Leslie Chamberlain
Course Description: This 2-credit course is part of a 2 course series.  This course will give undergraduate students who are interested in careers abroad a chance to analyze their own individual skills, values, and interests and explore career options.  In addition, this course will involve a study abroad trip to London, England.  In this study abroad component students will meet alumni who have worked and lived abroad. Students will research international careers ahead of the meeting and ask thoughtful and relevant questions to support their reflection assignments on careers abroad.  The course will provide a self-evaluation that will help point students towards careers that best fit their interests and abilities.  It will also introduce students to many different careers abroad and the process of finding work abroad and following through with the process.  

Class Meeting Dates and Times: bridge
Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
Mar 7
Course: UIP 244: Uncovering Your Skills (for Working Abroad) - A Study Abroad Course
Credits: 2 credit hours
Term registered: Spring 2018
Liberal Studies Domain: Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by: Karyn McCoy
Course Description: This 2-credit course is part of a two course series. The series is designed to help undergraduate students, who are interested in working abroad, with an opportunity to assess values, skills, interests and career options as well as connect with alumni who are working abroad in London, England. 
In this second course of the series, students will learn how their recent study abroad experience as well as their academic courses, campus activities and work experience will transfer to the workplace and be of interest to potential employers. Students will then identify the wealth of transferable skills they have already acquired, which will give employers concrete evidence of their qualifications for positions. These transferable skills, such as how to communicate clearly and effectively, the ability to be creative and solve complex problems, and having had multicultural experiences are characteristic of a liberal arts education and are much in demand. At the end of the course, students will learn how to articulate both their academic accomplishments and transferable skills in a way that will impress potential employers. 
In addition to 5 classroom meetings, the balance of the course will be conducted online via D2L.
Class Meeting Dates and Times: 
Apr 4, 18
May 2, 16, 30

Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.


Hotel accommodations are double occupancy in an exciting London neighborhood close to attractions.


There are hundreds of DePaul alumni who are graduates from every college in the university.  We will visit 9 alumni from various programs with a wide-variety of careers in London.  

Visits to Institute of Global Affairs at the London School of Economics & King’s College International students department will provide you with more opportunity to learn in person about an graduate degree abroad. 

Counterpoint Consultants  (social and cultural consultants on cultural intelligence) will be there to help you dig deeper into the benefits of being a professional with strong cultural intelligence.


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition and a program fee. Tuition is billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate based on the number of credits enrolled. Click here for the program fee for your program. Read the details carefully to understand exactly what is included. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.  Students are also encouraged to speak with the DePaul financial aid office for more information about financing their study abroad experience.



If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them. As of this publication, students on the United Kingdom: International Careers program who are US citizens might need a visa. Please note, however, that visa requirements can change. The Study Abroad Program will update this website to reflect changes to the visa requirements as they become available.


Questions about this program? Contact your study abroad advisor, Erica Rideaux.

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change at a host institution, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.