London, England

Arts+Sciences (Westminster)

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Information for term Arts+Sciences (Westminster)

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 14 – Dec 16, 2023 (13 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.7 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 11 – May 20, 2023 (18 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.7 Overall GPA

Overview

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Bring your passion for media, communications, business, and related fields to London for practical learning at CIEE's partner school, the University of Westminster. Take classes alongside British students, and even add an optional internship at a British company alongside your academic courses to gain real-world work experience abroad.

Outside the classroom, all your courses will be complemented with co-curricular activities and excursions organized by CIEE beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding. Join us during your time at Westminster to experience all that England's capital – and most famous – city has to offer!

Unique Experiences

  • STUDY IN ONE OF LONDON’S PRIME AREAS

    with easy access to museums, historical treasures, shopping, restaurants, and more.

  • TAKE ADVANTAGE OF

    a highly respected media, arts, and design department with state-of-the-art studios for radio, television, and arts.

  • POWER UP YOUR RESUME

    and earn credit by optionally interning at a British company.

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Location & Culture

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London has a history stretching back to the Romans, 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. 

CIEE London is within walking distance of all the tourist highlights of the city but it is also tucked away in the University district. Located in a beautiful Georgian square just moments from the British Museum and 10 minutes from Trafalgar Square and its art galleries, CIEE London has a lounge, cafe and study areas. It is right at the heart of central London and the perfect place for exploring the city. In the Center, you are a 10-minute walk from the British Library, a 15-minute walk from seeing the free-ranging pelicans in St James’s Park, and a 20-minute walk to the London Eye. Our students walk, take the bus or London’s Underground tube.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in London.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Join one of our exciting day trips outside of London: now’s your chance to see Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, or Bath! 
  • Visit London’s highlights including  the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, the British Museum, East London’s street art scene, and more. 
  • Sail down the Thames and visit Greenwich, where you can have one foot in the Western Hemisphere and the other in the East. 
  • Experience contemporary London entertainment by attending sporting events, concerts and theater. 
  • Get involved on campus by joining student clubs and using the fitness facilities. 

PROJECTS

Internships. Add valuable international work experience to your resume by opting to intern at a British company, like AMP Publicity, Eurosport, HOK, Killik & Co., or New Century Media.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    London is home to 18 universities and competition for housing is fierce. We place our students in shared apartments, dorms, or hotels. Students share twin rooms, a bathroom, and basic kitchen facilities. We are regularly impressed with the meals our students manage to achieve in their kitchen areas. We supply bedding and a kitchen pack and will provide more information about this in due time.

     

    All of our housing is within a 30-minute commute of CIEE London either by walking, bus, or underground. We will get you started with a travel card when you arrive, but you should budget for travel expenses while you are in London. Don’t worry - you will feel like a local in no time!

     

  • MEALS

    Meals are not provided - students will have the facilities to prepare basic meals. This may not be a full kitchen, but students can make their own food.

     

    Students can also take advantage of a rich variety of cafes and restaurants within walking distance.

     

London, England

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE LONDON

    London

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    UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER

    The university has four campuses in different parts of London. Students commute to their classes and social clubs from their residences located throughout the city, no more than 30 minutes away.

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    Getting Around

    Students walk or take London’s Underground Tube.

What People are Saying

  • "It’s a great experience, and it allows you to fully immerse in the culture"

    Sam L., Wheaton College (IL)
  • "The program was well-organized and provided me with all of the relevant information throughout the program."

    Taylor C., California Lutheran University

Academics

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Academics

University of Westminster – Britain’s first polytechnic school opened in 1838 and was rededicated in 1992 as University of Westminster. Known for its innovative courses and teaching methods as well as its diversity, the university hosts 22,000 students, including 5,000 international students from more than 150 countries. Students choose from over 700 modules (courses), including London Studies, designed specifically for study abroad students.

This program is designed for students who enjoy practical learning and are particularly interested in media, communications, business, and related fields.

GPA

Students must have a GPA of at least 2.7

Students who plan to take courses in communications, design, or media need a GPA of at least 3.0

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

All students must enroll in 3 courses for a total of 15 U.S. credits

Program Credit

Total credit: 15 U.S. semester/22.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

University of Westminster courses: 5 U.S. semester/7.5 quarter credits; typically 200 notional hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Students notice striking differences in the British model, which is less structured and requires students to take more responsibility and initiative. The CIEE staff supports students as they adapt to this new style. Teaching methods include a blend of lectures, group seminars, and practical work, and tutorial support is available for all students.

Class Format

Students take University of Westminster classes with British students as well as other CIEE and international students. Courses are taught by faculty from University of Westminster.

Grading

Assessment varies by course and department but usually is based on a combination of assignments and exams. Some classes require group work and presentations, allowing students to work closely with peers. Fall students complete papers or exams early in lieu of the final exam in mid-January (please check with your advisor before applying to ensure credit will be accepted for this schedule). Spring students take exams with Westminster students. Academic year students are assessed for both fall and spring courses in June with Westminster students.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes

  • Students whose college or university requires them to take 4 courses must provide written approval, and students must cover the additional cost.
  • Internships are available through University of Westminster. Students who choose this option must still take 2 additional courses.

HOST INSTITUTION COURSES

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UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER

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

School of Architecture and the Built Environment
School of Science and Technology
School of Media, Arts, and Design*
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Westminster Business School

*Students wishing to select classes from the School of Media, Arts, and Design are required to include a portfolio of work with their application. This should consist of color photocopies, slides, photographs, or a CD representing the student’s level and suitability for the requested 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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

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Fees & Housing

Spring 2023 18 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 11, 2023 May 20, 2023
$25,450
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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 = $19,733 **

Housing = $5,250

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $25,450

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 = $200

Visa Fees = $130 ††

Personal expenses = $3,000

Total Estimated Costs = $7,780

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

Fall 2023 13 weeks May 1, 2023 Sep 14, 2023* Dec 16, 2023*
$24,950
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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 = $19,203 **

Housing = $5,250

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $24,950

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 = $130 ††

Personal expenses = $3,000

Other = $161 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $7,841

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.

See Scholarships

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, if required

*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

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
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

Our Staff

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