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3.0 Overall GPA
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01/07/2015 - 06/20/2015
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10/01/2014
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12 - 16 Fall/16 - 20 Spring semester / 18 - 24 Fall/24 - 30 Spring quarter hours
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Studying arts and humanities in London, a hub for the arts, education, finance, and more, is a no-brainer. CIEE’s program – featuring classes at a top creative university in the UK in the heart of a neighborhood known for its emerging creative scene – makes it even better. Coordinated cultural activities and activities with local students help to give you a real sense of social and intellectual life in one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities.

Study abroad in London and you'll:

  • Study arts, humanities, and social sciences alongside English students
  • Become part of the diverse campus community and participate in the student union, club sports, cultural and political societies, and musical, theatrical, and cultural events
  • Receive personalized attention from faculty and student services alike
  • Join CIEE in weekend excursions out of the country to Wales, Scotland, or Ireland
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • Michael Stohl Research Scholarship
  • Michael Stohl Research Scholarship

    The Michael Stohl Research Scholarship is awarded to students studying for a semester or year who are self-identified as a 1st generation college student, demonstrate financial need, are a non-traditionally aged student, have a non-traditional background, and/or are planning to conduct research as part of the study abroad program. Preference is given to students from public higher education institutions. Awards range from $1000-$5000, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

At Goldsmiths, University of London, you’ll focus your studies in one of 15 academic departments. The school provides excellence in teaching and research, particularly in the humanities, art and design, and social sciences, and is known for its interdisciplinary approach.

Excursions

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Travel with CIEE to another part of the United Kingdom – England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland – for an overnight trip that includes group activities. In London, you’ll visit key landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, or the London Eye. Plus, you might take a street art tour of East London, discovering the work of more than 40 street artists in the process. CIEE excursions to sporting events, concerts, and the theater help you explore all aspects of contemporary London during your stay.

Immersion

You’ll spend lots of time with local students throughout the semester at Goldsmiths, such as through numerous clubs and societies offered by the university. They’ll give you tips for navigating the local customs and culture. Also, through Host UK, you can arrange to spend a weekend or a holiday with a local family.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Fall 2014 (12 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
09/18/2014
12/13/2014

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Fall 2015
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$19,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,377
Housing
$5,060
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,600
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

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Spring 2015 (23 wks)
10/01/2014
01/07/2015
06/20/2015
$19,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$14,377
Housing
$5,060
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,600
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

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Spring 2016
10/01/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015 (39 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
09/18/2014
06/20/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2015-2016
04/01/2015
TBA
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$37,700

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$27,167
Housing
$10,120
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$5,200
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$1,200
Books & Supplies
$600
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$6,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

** Not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Students earn 12–16 semester/18–24 quarter hour credits during the fall term, 16–20 semester/24–30 quarter hour credits during the spring term, and 28–36 semester/42–54 quarter hour credits during the academic year.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students typically take four courses during the fall semester, four or five during the spring semester, and eight to 10 during the academic year.

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About the City

About The City

The River Thames flows through this exciting global metropolis. Shakespeare’s Globe Theater rests humbly in the theatre district among busy trendy restaurants. Modern sensibility spills beyond the walls of the Tate Modern (a museum formed out of an old power plant) into the futuristic Millennium Bridge, a stark contrast to the traditions of Westminster and Buckingham Palace. Over 250 languages are spoken here in the capital of the United Kingdom, making London the most linguistically diverse city in the world. London is at the cutting edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, museums, comedy, and theater. Those looking for a break in the pace of London life will find an abundance of green space to be explored in and around the capital, which boasts eight Royal Parks right in the heart of the city.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Elizabeth Cameron-Cooper

Originally from New York, Elizabeth Cameron-Cooper studied communications at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. She has lived and worked with American study abroad students in London since 2002 and is an expert on advising students on cultural adjustment and living abroad. Elizabeth has traveled extensively throughout the UK and Europe, providing a wealth of information for CIEE students. As resident director, Elizabeth is available for advice and support throughout the semester. She oversees all aspects of CIEE programs in London.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths joined the University of London in 1904 and has since gained international recognition for its creativity and innovation. Located in New Cross, South East London, Goldsmiths is situated within zone 2 of the city’s tube and railway system, and has excellent transport links to other parts of London. The area itself is a lively, diverse, working class neighborhood and is a hub for creative talents offering a booming music and arts scene. Goldsmiths is large enough to offer a variety of facilities, yet small enough to offer personalized attention to its diverse student community. For this reason, there is a real sense of community within this urban campus.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

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Housing is included in the study abroad program fee. Students are typically housed in single, self-catered rooms. However, college housing cannot be guaranteed and students may be placed in intercollegiate residences or private residence halls. The Goldsmiths residence halls are located on or adjacent to the New Cross campus, which is within walking distance of all classes. Most halls are just a five-minute walk away.

Students are responsible for their own meals during the entire program; however, some meals are provided during orientation. Meals may be prepared in the residence’s kitchen facilities, or eaten at campus cafeterias and restaurants or London restaurants.

New Cross is a lively, rapidly changing urban environment, populated largely by immigrants, offering a variety of commercial enterprises including cafés, pubs, takeaways, and restaurants. A short distance away are the pubs, restaurants, parks, and historical attractions of Greenwich, and the open green spaces of Blackheath.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in London even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions.

The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

An on-site orientation, also led by the resident director, includes an introduction to British society and culture, review of London transportation, safety around London, and health and wellbeing. The CIEE resident director also helps you prepare for classes at your host institution. In addition, various activities such as a bus tour of London, West End theatre performance, and a comedy show are provided by CIEE, allowing you the opportunity to meet other students and get adjusted to London before the start of classes.

Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop and Ethernet cable, or plan on purchasing one on arrival. You will have Internet access through wired cables in the residence halls at Goldsmiths, as well as free Internet and email access at the library and computer labs.

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Culture

Culture

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

CIEE excursions to Parliament, sporting events, concerts, and the theater help you explore all aspects of contemporary London during your stay. Each semester also includes a weekend trip to another area within the UK or Ireland. Past participants have had the opportunity to visit Edinburgh, Dublin, and the Welsh coast.

University Life

study abroad in England

Goldsmiths has a thriving student union, which is a hub for social life, with frequent entertainment and outings. There are many opportunities for you to participate in club sports – from rugby and football to aerobics and aikido. There is also a training field with cricket nets and open-air tennis courts. Cultural and political societies thrive at Goldsmiths, organizing plenty of events. The Department of Music promotes a wide range of concerts, from classical to contemporary and world music. At the Composer’s Forum, presentations are made by Goldsmiths students and staff. Goldsmiths is also known for its art, textile, and design shows.

Goldsmiths has a state-of-the-art fitness facility on campus. With a large range of exercise equipment and regular fitness classes, it provides you with first-class fitness facilities at affordable prices. As part of the University of London system, Goldsmiths students can access a gym, swimming pool, weight room, and sports hall at the Malet Street building near Russell Square, a 30-minute jaunt from New Cross.

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Academics

Academics

TThe CIEE Study Center in London opened in 2000 and is designed for students who are highly motivated, think creatively, and look forward to living in a different culture.

CIEE study abroad students at Goldsmiths focus their studies in one of 15 academic departments. Goldsmiths provides excellence in teaching and research, particularly in the humanities, art and design, and social sciences, and is known for its interdisciplinary approach. CIEE students may register for all courses available to study abroad students for which they meet the prerequisites. Students normally take four courses per semester and eight to 10 courses for the academic year. Cross registration among CIEE host institutions is not possible.

Academic Culture

CIEE participants may notice a striking difference between the educational system in the U.S. and Britain. The British educational system allows students greater responsibility and initiative in a less structured environment. The CIEE program is geared towards students who are motivated, self-sufficient, and fully interested in experiencing the British educational system. To aid in this transition, the CIEE London resident director will cover these differences during orientation and be available throughout the semester.

Learning takes place through a coherent blend of lectures, group seminars, tutorials, workshops, studios, and laboratory work, depending on the subject. Key concepts and topics are usually introduced in lectures, sometimes involving the entire group, and then might be discussed in depth with a smaller group in seminars. Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with other students and a tutorial system ensures academic support. Students will find that the number of classroom hours is less than they are accustomed to. This does not imply there is less material to cover but that more independent study is expected.

Goldsmiths fall term runs from September to December; the spring term runs from January to March; and the summer term runs from April to June. Students participating in the U.S. spring semester attend Goldsmiths for the spring and summer terms; there is a four-week break between terms. Students studying in London during the spring term earn slightly more credits than students studying during the fall term. Students may not enroll in the Goldsmiths spring or summer term only.

Nature of Classes

CIEE students take Goldsmiths classes with CIEE, British, and other international students.

Grading System

Assessment is based on overall performance, including coursework, essays, exams (where applicable), and performance in seminars.

Language of Instruction

English

Faculty

All courses are taught by faculty from Goldsmiths.

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All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Goldsmiths’ Subject Areas

Below is a list of subject areas available at Goldsmiths. For course listings, please refer to www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/studyinlondon.

Anthropology
Art (Fine Arts and Textiles)
Computing
Cultural Studies
Design
Drama
Educational Studies
English and Comparative Literature
Entrepreneurship
History
Language Studies
Media and Communications
Music
Politics
Professional Community Education
Psychology
Sociology
Visual Cultures

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