London: storied union of history, learning & business

Taste the UK’s culture and relish its capital

London, the capital of the United Kingdom, is the largest city in Europe and home to many iconic structures that you’ve probably seen in movies! During your time in London, make sure to listen to the chimes of Big Ben, enjoy walks through Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, and see landmarks like Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, and the Houses of Parliament. London captures the character and spirit of Britain, with 11 national museums that hold world-famous works from artists like Da Vinci, Monet, Rembrandt, Matisse, and Van Gogh. A dense and vibrant city, it is easy to explore on foot or via the Underground, and the unpredictable weather will always make your day an adventure (and give you an excuse to pop into a café for a cup of strong English tea.) Of course, as one of the world’s oldest business centers, London is a leading financial hub. Fellows have worked at The Hatchery in BaseKX, a startup hub associated with University College London (UCL). London’s many universities and business opportunities make it an excellent environment for students who want to excel and advance a career in business.

Fellow: Nina | Dartmouth | 2019 Summer, London:


worked under mckinsey alumnus/HArvard MBA project LEAd

“London has endless opportunities for exploration. The tube is convenient and easy to use to get around to all the different areas London has to offer…Anyone who has even a slight interest in business or consulting should do this program. I’m not 100% set on going into consulting but I found the market research to be compelling, and I learned to think in many new ways.”



The Beacon Fellowship is offered in 10-day winter programs and 4-week summer programs. Fellows can participate in multiple programs at a significant discount.

Note: Site-date combinations may become unavailable as sessions become full, so we encourage you to apply early! Reach out to for details on current program capacities.

Summer 2020:

4-week programs

  • May 23 - Jun 19

  • Jun 20 - Jul 17

  • July 18 - Aug 14

Winter 2019/2020:

10-day program

  • Jan 4 - 13

We are currently offering a post-grad Fellowship in Madrid from May 23 - June 19. Click here to learn more about this post-grad track. Post-grads who wish to choose a different date/location (London, for example) may do so, but will be with both undergraduates & post-grads.


What do fees cover?

Beacon is an investment, like other programs of its kind. The returns are both short and long-term: Fellows experience the immediate joy of being abroad and working on a challenging project. Additionally, they can leverage the experience for future internships, graduate school applications and jobs. Fees cover the following program elements:

  • Project Leads

  • Training from experienced McKinsey/Bain/BCG alumni consultants

  • Housing accommodations

  • Travel health insurance

  • Weekly excursions to local attractions, neighboring cities, etc.

  • On-site transport while abroad

  • Group breakfasts and some lunches and dinners

Program Options

Fellows can choose from programs with different lengths and price ranges. Whichever length you choose, you’ll get the same high quality Project Lead with experience at one of the MBB firms (McKinsey, Bain, or BCG).

The fees listed below include the $900 enrollment fee which is paid upfront to reserve a Fellow’s spot.

  • 10-day winter program: $2,999

  • 4-week summer program: $6,999

If you’re interested in an 8 week program, you can enroll in two 4 week programs at a discount of $900 (you’ll pay just one enrollment fee). Contact us for more information!

Possible Discounts

Pay in full discount:

When you pay the full program fee within 7 days of enrollment, you’ll receive a $150 discount off the total cost of your Fellowship.

Multiple program discount

When you enroll in multiple programs, you only have to pay one enrollment fee, which means you save $900.

External funding sources:

Another way to reduce the Fellowship cost is to seek external funding via scholarships or other sources. See here for ideas on funding your Fellowship.

start your application

There is no deadline to apply, but there are many benefits to enrolling as early as possible.

  1. Enroll early to secure a spot in the program of your choice and make plans for the rest of your summer (i.e. do another internship before/after Beacon).

  2. Students who enroll earliest get first picks on clients and Project Leads once they are announced.

  3. The best flight prices usually occur around 5 months out. Purchasing flights early can save you hundreds of dollars and there are usually more flight options to choose from.

The application process consists of 4 steps:

  1. Start your online application via the button below.

  2. Complete and submit your application.

  3. If selected, conduct a 30-minute video interview with an Admissions Coordinator.

  4. Receive notification of Beacon's decision.