London, England

Arts+Humanities (Goldsmiths)

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Information for term Arts+Humanities (Goldsmiths)

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2021

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Oct 2 – Dec 11, 2021 (10 weeks)*
  • Credit: 12 - 16 Fall/16 - 20 Spring semester hours / 18 - 24 Fall/24 - 30 Spring quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 15 – Jun 24, 2022 (23 weeks)*
  • Credit: 12 - 16 Fall/16 - 20 Spring semester hours / 18 - 24 Fall/24 - 30 Spring quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

May 1, 2021

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Oct 2, 2021 – Jun 24, 2022 (38 weeks)*
  • Credit: 12 - 16 Fall/16 - 20 Spring semester hours / 18 - 24 Fall/24 - 30 Spring quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 3.0 Overall GPA


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Motivated, creative thinkers eager to immerse themselves in London university life are invited to advance their academics at CIEE’s partner school, Goldsmiths, University of London. Surrounded by London’s must-see art, music, theater, and fashion – students focus their studies in one of 18 academic departments at Goldsmiths, which is renowned for its innovation and creativity. All courses are complemented with CIEE excursions beyond the city to enhance intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Attend Goldsmiths

    a prominent London university known for teaching excellence and innovation.

  • Get to know other parts of the UK

    with guided excursions that reveal more than most tourists typically see.

  • Find new inspiration

    in a diverse urban environment with palpable creative energy.

  • restaurants

  • red double-decker buses

  • colleges and universities


Location & Culture

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London has a history stretching back to the Romans, there are four World Heritage sites, leading museums, and plenty of green spaces. A contemporary global city, London is home to almost 9 million people from all over the world. A major financial center and leading hub for the arts, London has many eclectic neighborhoods to discover. 

The Culture


  • See more of the UK – England, Wales or Scotland – with an overnight trip.
  • Experience London’s highlights like the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, the British Museum, East London’s street art scene, and more.
  • Experience contemporary London entertainment by attending sporting events, concerts, and theatre.
  • Join students from all over the world through campus clubs and societies.
  • Take advantage of state-of-the art fitness facilities, or get out on the rugby and football fields, learn aikido, and more.
  • See what’s new at one of Goldsmiths many art, textile, and design shows.

Daily Life

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    Residence halls: Students live on campus in dorms with single rooms whenever possible. Housing can be tight, so students could also live at intercollegiate residences or private residence halls off campus, within easy walking distance.


    No meals are provided in London but students will have access to kitchen facilities to cook their own meals.

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    Getting Around

    The New Cross campus in South East London is linked to other parts of the city via excellent transportation. Students walk to and from housing to class.


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Founded in 1891, Goldsmiths joined the University of London in 1904 and is world-recognized for creativity and innovation. The urban campus is in New Cross, South East London, a lively, diverse, working-class neighborhood with a booming music and arts scene. Goldsmiths is large enough to offer a variety of facilities, yet small enough to give personalized attention and create a strong sense of community.

This program is geared for motivated, creative thinkers, who are eager to experience a new culture. Goldsmiths is known for its interdisciplinary approach and CIEE students can focus their studies in one of 20 academic departments. Courses are taught by Goldsmiths faculty.

Courses are taught by Goldsmiths faculty.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Program Requirements

Students must enroll in 4 courses for a total of 16 credits.


  • Total credits, one semester: 16 semester credits
  • Total credits, academic year: 32 semester credits

Students enroll in four 4-credit courses per semester.

Course Credit

University of London, Goldsmiths courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; typically, 24-50 contact hours

Academic Culture

Students notice striking differences between the U.S. and U.K. education systems. The British model is less structured and requires students to take more responsibility and initiative. Students will notice less class time and more independent work. The CIEE staff supports students as they adapt to this new style. Professors teach with lectures, group seminars, tutorials, workshops, studios, and laboratory work, depending on the subject. Key concepts and topics are usually introduced in lectures and might be discussed in smaller groups. Students have opportunities to collaborate, and a tutorial system provides support.

Class Format

Students take Goldsmiths classes with British students as well as other CIEE and international students.


Assessment is based on overall performance, including coursework, essays, exams, and participation in seminars.

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Below is a list of subject areas available at Goldsmiths. For specific course listings, please refer to the Goldsmiths website.

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Chinese Studies
  • Computing
  • Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Design
  • Educational Studies
  • English and Comparative Literature
  • English Language Development
  • History
  • Law
  • Management, Economics, and Marketing
  • Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Criminology
  • Theatre and Performance
  • Therapeutic Studies
  • Visual Cultures, Art History, and Curating

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.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Flight Voucher

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


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Fees & Housing

Fall 2021 10 weeks May 1, 2021 Oct 2, 2021* Dec 11, 2021*
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $19,123 **

Housing = $4,560

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $24,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,250

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $183 ††

Personal expenses = $3,000

Other = $161 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $7,894

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

†† For some non-US passport holders only

††† Covid test fees for entry to the US

Spring 2022 23 weeks Nov 1, 2021 Jan 15, 2022* Jun 24, 2022*
Academic year 2021-2022 38 weeks May 1, 2021 Oct 2, 2021* Jun 24, 2022*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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