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London, England

Arts+Sciences (Westminster)

Study Program Part-Time Internship

Dates

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13 weeks

Costs

Credit

15 semester hours

22.5 quarter hours

Eligibility

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Dates

TBD

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22.5 quarter hours

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Dates

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18 weeks

Costs

Credit

15 semester hours

22.5 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

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Tentative Dates

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18 weeks

Credit

15 semester hours

22.5 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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Overview

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.

6,138

RESTAURANTS

8,500

RED DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES

43

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Experience
  • London group of students posing with Tower Bridge
  • study abroad students in london eating together
  • London Tower Bridge with cars at sunset

Your Destination

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

London Abbey Road sign

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.
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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.

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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

Housing
Academics

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 Requirements

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.

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

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.

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

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
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

Dates & Fees

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

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Fall 2024 13 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $25,950
Program Academic year 2024-2025 Start Date * End Date TBD*
Program Spring 2024 18 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $26,750
Program Spring 2025 18 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*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.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $18,956**

Housing = $6,500

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $25,950

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 = $1,155

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $0†††

Personal expenses = $190††††

Other = $161†††††

Total Costs = $3,556

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $750^

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

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††Unless a student is completing an internship, there are no visa fees for academic programs under six months in the UK for US-passport holders. US-passport holders stay in the UK on a Visitor visa.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

†††††Covid test fees for entry to the US, if required

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $19,256**

Housing = $7,000

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $26,750

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 = $1,568

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $200

Visa Fees = $0†††

Personal expenses = $250††††

Total Costs = $3,868

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee:

Select Housing Fee = $750^

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

*non-refundable

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

For groceries if you plan on making your own meals, budget more money if you plan on eating out regularly.

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

†††Unless a student is completing an internship, there are no visa fees for academic programs under six months in the UK for US-passport holders. US-passport holders stay in the UK on a Visitor visa.

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 protection with benefits.

Estimated Costs

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

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

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support

Staff

Our Staff

Mark Simmons

Center Director

Mark Simmons has an M.A. in History from the University of Aberdeen and a postgraduate degree in Administrative and Information Management from Napier University Edinburgh. 

Seán O’Donnell

Student Life Manager

Seán O’Donnell studied Anthropology at Goldsmiths – perhaps that’s why he is so good at working with students as they explore and study with us in London! He has worked...

Get Started Steps

Get Started

Here’s what you need to do to take the next steps:

1

Start an Application 
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2

Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office 
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

3

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