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Vibrant, cosmopolitan, and on the cutting-edge of the music, theater, and fashion scenes—London is a cultural powerhouse and one of the most exciting cities in Europe.

Through coursework, screenings, guest speakers, and cultural excursions, studying abroad in London will allow you to explore England’s vibrant and influential culture while giving you insight into the country’s social policies, value systems, and influence on the rest of Europe and the world.

Study abroad in London and you will:

  • Partake in either one, two or three four-week sessions, exploring communications and public heath in London
  • Have access to guest speakers, experts and practitioners from the selected fields of study
  • Enjoy day trips to neighboring cities as well as a weekend excursion to another part of England or the UK
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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

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Travel with friends to a new city to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experiences are an ideal way to highlight cultural differences and sharpen critical thinking skills.

Expand your global perspective. Choose to spend your intercultural weekend in one of these European cities:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Paris, France

Coursework

Go to the source. Study abroad in London and you’ll have access to and learn from experts and practitioners working in the fields of healthcare and communications.

  • Explore the National Health System through guest speakers and outings to a general practitioners service and local hospitals, giving you the opportunity to talk to frontline health workers and NHS patients.
  • Examine the rich history of British documentary in public broadcasting with screenings, visits from independent producers, and field trips to broadcasting networks
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Excursions

One weekend class trip and one day trip are included in each four-week session. The weekend trip will be a group trip by train to another part of England or the UK. Day-trip destinations could include Brighton, Oxford, or the Windsor Castle. London-based activities will include a guided walk linked to the themes of the class, and an evening outing to a theatre performance or broadcast. The program’s resident director will share daily, free London opportunities for you to take advantage of on your own.

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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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End Date
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Summer 2015 Session I
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$4,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,897
Housing
$1,540
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
$850
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$230
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$700

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

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Summer 2015 Session II
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$4,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,897
Housing
$1,540
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
$850
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$230
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$700

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

More Information
Summer 2015 Session III
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$4,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$2,897
Housing
$1,540
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
$850
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$230
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$700

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

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Summer 2015 Session I, II
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$8,730

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,237
Housing
$3,080
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
$1,700
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$460
Books & Supplies
$200
Personal expenses
$1,400

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

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Summer 2015 Session II, III
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$8,730

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$5,237
Housing
$3,080
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
$1,700
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$460
Books & Supplies
$200
Personal expenses
$1,400

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

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Summer 2015 Sessions I, II, III
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$12,610

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$7,577
Housing
$4,620
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
$2,550
International Airfare *
$1,500
Local Transportation
$690
Books & Supplies
$300
Personal expenses
$2,100

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

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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per session, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All study abroad students take the required course in each session.

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About the City

About The City

Home of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, London is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with over 250 languages spoken in the UK capital. London is at the cutting edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, museums (which are all free!), comedy, and theater. There are abundant opportunities for enjoying summer in London—with eight Royal Parks right in the heart of the city, and more than 3,000 parks and open spaces in greater London, the city has more green space than any comparable city in the world.

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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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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

study abroad in England

Study abroad students will be offered accommodations in historic and charming Kensington, just a few minutes walk from the CIEE Study Center in London. The majority of students live in double-occupancy rooms, while some will live in single, triple or quadruple rooms—all fully furnished. Students make their own meals in common kitchens, which are well equipped with cookware, dishes, and silverware. Common living areas in each residence allow students to interact frequently with each other.

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Orientations

Orientations

A mandatory on-site orientation session will introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, as well as provide practical information about living in London. Orientation includes a city tour by bus and riverboat, and a “warm-up” cultural activity such as theatre or comedy.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. All residences are equipped with high-speed wireless internet access. There is also a 24-hour, fully equipped computer lab at the Metrogate residence hall, which you will have access to.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Program

The three four-week sessions focus on communications and public health. Students may participate in one, two or three sessions. Students taking the eight or twelve-week alternative will be expected to take one course in each session.

Academic Culture

CIEE classes are taught at the CIEE Study Center, and are designed to follow U.S. academic culture.

Nature of Classes

All courses are for CIEE study abroad students only.

Language Environment

Language is not one of the subject areas of this program and there is no language requirement.

Grading System

Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including coursework, presentations, and essays.

Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for students who have made conflicting travel plans.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

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 canceled 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.

Session I

COMM 3002 LCSU: British “Reality” TV: Documentary’s Long and Winding Road
The British have always considered broadcasting as a powerful medium which should be carefully and creatively nurtured, rather than left to market forces. Since the days of radio, the ethos of the BBC and other public service broadcasters has been to inform and educate, as well as entertain the public. Critical to that philosophy has been the development of factual programmin—colourful tales of real lives, dealing with real issues which illuminate the world around us. This course will explore the rich history of British factual television, from John Grierson, who coined the word ‘documentary’ and made poetic films about the working class, to Michael Apted’s groundbreaking Up series, which has been filming the same group of people every seven years for 50 years, to the range of factual formats currently appearing on UK television. It will look at how the technological innovations, which paved the way for the American reality television phenomenon, have allowed the British to explore a much broader range of topics from manic depressive illness to cyber stalking and the “life” of a hospital bed. With daily screenings, visits from independent producers, and field trips to broadcasters, students will leave with an appreciation of the variety and richness of British factual programming, just how far it stretches beyond the American concept of ‘reality’ television, and the example it offers to the rest of the world.

PUBH 3001 LCSU: Bioethics in Britain
In an age of rapidly advancing scientific developments, hardly a week goes by without a debate about a major medical issue in the British media. From the thrashing out of a government policy towards assisted dying, to the provision of fertility treatment on the NHS, to the fraught arena of allocating expensive life-extending medication on limited NHS resources, each day practitioners face difficult ethical dilemmas. In this course, students will examine a series of real-life bioethical case studies, focusing on the questions that arise in the relationships between life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law and philosophy. The focus will be on challenging students to develop analytical tools and apply critical thinking to all aspects of a bioethics debate. Topics will cover recent cases in the media, and will include: recreational drug use, organ donations, sperm and egg donation, drug allocation, informed consent, quality of life, confidentiality, reproductive rights, euthanasia and human subject research. The class will include expert guest speakers and a field trip to the UK’s leading biomedical charity, The Welcome Trust.

Session II

COMM 3001 LCSU

British Media in the Digital Age
The digital revolution has profoundly shaken up the British media establishment. The newspaper industry – which remains a lively, dominant force in UK society – has applied a range of strategies to embrace the digital age. Meanwhile the broadcasting industry has faced fundamental shake up in the way that it interacts with viewers and listeners. In this class, students will examine how the British media establishment has responded to the digital age. It will focus on challenges facing the traditional media, and failures and successes in its grappling with new media; focusing on the intersections between new and old media, and what can be learned from them. The course will include field trips to a production company leading the transmedia revolution, and to the Guardian newspaper to hear about its “digital first” strategy; it will also include guest speakers who are experts in cross platform media. Topics will include: the BBC in the digital age, the challenges of cross-platform projects, interactive programming, citizen journalism, internet-connected TV strategy; commissioning for convergence; broadcasting and the blogosphere; and innovations in user generated content. The class will also regularly look at relevant topical media news stories as a focus for discussion.

PUBH 3002 LCSU: Britain's NHS, the Cost of Free Health Care
This course is intended as a lively and informative introduction to the British National Health Service. Established in 1948, Britain’s NHS owns the vast majority of the country’s hospitals, blood banks, and ambulance operations, employs most specialist physicians, and has made medical care available to every resident for free. Beloved by the British, the NHS remains controversial in the U.S., where it has been used as a lightning rod to inflame the health care debate, raising the specter of “socialized medicine.” This course will focus on building a nuanced understanding of the National Health Service. Students will study how the NHS emerged from the gradual nationalization of health services during World War II, and how it has grown to become Europe’s largest employer. They will gain an understanding of the governing structure of the NHS, and how policies are determined and carried out within it. Through screenings, class exercises, debates, and field trips, students will research the major challenges facing the NHS, including managing limited resources, the demands of a growing and aging population, providing community care, as well as the current reform efforts spearheaded by the Coalition. They will pay particular attention to the ethical dilemmas raised by a nationalized health system, e.g. setting guidelines for the provision of life extending medicines and the setting of targets for emergency admissions. Guest speakers will include NHS practitioners; field trips will include an outing to a general practitioners service and local hospita,l and the opportunity to talk to frontline health workers and NHS patients.

Session III

PUBH 3001 LCSU: Bioethics in Britain
In an age of rapidly advancing scientific developments, hardly a week goes by without a debate about a major medical issue in the British media. From the thrashing out of a government policy towards assisted dying, to the provision of fertility treatment on the NHS, to the fraught arena of allocating expensive life-extending medication on limited NHS resources, each day practitioners face difficult ethical dilemmas. In this course, students will examine a series of real-life bioethical case studies, focusing on the questions that arise in the relationships between life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law and philosophy. The focus will be on challenging students to develop analytical tools and apply critical thinking to all aspects of a bioethics debate. Topics will cover recent cases in the media, and will include: recreational drug use, organ donations, sperm and egg donation, drug allocation, informed consent, quality of life, confidentiality, reproductive rights, euthanasia and human subject research. The class will include expert guest speakers and a field trip to the UK’s leading biomedical charity, The Welcome Trust.

PUBH 3002 LCSU: Britain's NHS, the Cost of Free Health Care
This course is intended as a lively and informative introduction to the British National Health Service. Established in 1948, Britain’s NHS owns the vast majority of the country’s hospitals, blood banks, and ambulance operations, employs most specialist physicians, and has made medical care available to every resident for free. Beloved by the British, the NHS remains controversial in the U.S., where it has been used as a lightning rod to inflame the health care debate, raising the specter of “socialized medicine.” This course will focus on building a nuanced understanding of the National Health Service. Students will study how the NHS emerged from the gradual nationalization of health services during World War II, and how it has grown to become Europe’s largest employer. They will gain an understanding of the governing structure of the NHS, and how policies are determined and carried out within it. Through screenings, class exercises, debates, and field trips, students will research the major challenges facing the NHS, including managing limited resources, the demands of a growing and aging population, providing community care, as well as the current reform efforts spearheaded by the Coalition. They will pay particular attention to the ethical dilemmas raised by a nationalized health system, e.g. setting guidelines for the provision of life extending medicines and the setting of targets for emergency admissions. Guest speakers will include NHS practitioners; field trips will include an outing to a general practitioners service and local hospita,l and the opportunity to talk to frontline health workers and NHS patients.

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