London, England

Global Internship

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Information for term Global Internship

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

May 1, 2018

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Dates: Aug 13 – Nov 17, 2018 (14 weeks)
  • Credit: 12 - 15 semester hours / 18 - 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

November 1, 2018

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 7 – Apr 13, 2019 (14 weeks)
  • Credit: 12 - 15 semester hours / 18 - 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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CIEE Global Internship programs are built just for you! All of our locations offer a wide range of internship opportunities across a diverse set of industries. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

The sights and sounds of London will be at your fingertips during this incredible program. Participate in a full-time internship — based on your individual skills and interests—as you explore one of the world’s most historic and influential cities.

Unique Experiences

  • Work in the center of global business and finance

    and a major international hub for nearly every industry

  • Learn from the largest city in Europe,

    with a thriving student population and a multi-cultural environment where over 300 languages are spoken

  • Live in central London

    near the British Museum and the British Library, and take advantage of London’s museums, theatres, restaurants, and cultural events

  • museums, art galleries, and libraries

  • bridges

  • London Underground stations


Location & Culture

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Palace of Westminster
The London Eye

From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, London is home to some of the world’s most incredible landmarks and well-known companies. With a large business and financial industry, and rapidly growing technology sector, some say London’s tech community is growing faster than Silicon Valley! London is also at the cutting-edge of arts and provides access to music, fashion, museums, comedy, and theatre. 

The Culture

The Palace of London and the river thames


  • Visit local organizations and learn from industry experts to gain insights into work culture and a better understanding of your industry on a global scale
  • London and the UK will be your classroom with day trips and excursions to museums, London neighborhoods, and nearby towns and villages providing a cultural context
  • Grow your professional network by attending networking events and free lectures, and connect with professionals in your field

Tower Birdge


  • Take advantage of resume help and interviewing skills based on local business culture
  • Explore your own career path through workshops on personal branding, networking skills, and making the most of out your internship
  • Examine and develop your transferable skills through guidance and feedback from your supervisor and instructor

Daily Life

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  • London Open Campus


    Housing will be in either a residence hall or shared apartments centrally located in Bloomsbury, Farringdon or Kings Cross. Students will share twin or triple rooms.

  • London Open Campus Facilities


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

London, England

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE Global Institute

    Located in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of the most vibrant and student-populated neighborhoods of central London. CIEE’s new London campus, located on Russell Square, features Georgian-style architecture, 10 classrooms, a café, garden terrace, and tech zone, located near a wealth of cultural and educational opportunities.

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    Getting Around

    Students will commute mostly via public transportation. We provide an introduction to the system during orientation, and students are responsible for securing their own public transportation pass.

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What you need to know

The program details

As a global intern in London, you’ll work in a non-paying position within a wide range of opportunities across a diverse set of industries. Co-curricular excursions and cultural activities in and around London  complement your coursework and immerse you in the history and culture of the city.

This semester-long program includes 6-weeks of academic coursework and an 8-week full-time internship and academic seminar. Class environment varies depending on the course and is designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards.


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    Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a six-week academic block system. The second part of the program includes an eight-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 hours) and academic course for 6 semester/9 quarter hours. In addition, students have the option to enroll in one additional CIEE elective course. Students should expect to spend 30-32 hours per week engaged in internship project work.


    The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and mid-term and final exams. Students will be assessed via assignments and activities related to the integrated academic seminar, as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors and students each provide written evaluations of progress towards goals.


    Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations.



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5. Students participating in the London Semester Global Internship program must maintain full-time student status at their home university while participating in the CIEE program, and must have matriculated full-time at their home university at least three months prior to application. Students should be prepared to obtain a signed letter from their home university confirming student matriculation details. *Additional visa restrictions may apply and CIEE will advise students as part of the early application process. 


    Upon completing the two electives during the first six-week block, students participate in an integrated academic seminar taught alongside the eight-week, full-time internship. The seminar and the internship are both required components of the program. 

  • Program Credit

    Total credit for the program is 12-15 semester/18-22.5 quarter hours.


Explore literature, history, religion, and more with our course offerings. Students will enroll in:

  • Two CIEE elective courses offered on a six-week academic block system
  • Eight-week full-time internship with an integrated online academic seminar
  • Optional: one additional CIEE elective course on Intercultural Communication and Leadership or Doing Business in Europe.

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.

Spring 2018

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Students may choose between any of the 6-week courses offered through the Open Campus program in Block I. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.


WEEKS 7-14
All students enroll in the 8-week CIEE Global Internship with integrated academic seminar and then will have the option to choose one of the two elective courses.



Students can choose one of the following courses:

FALL 2018

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Courses offered in London are listed below; course list subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours; 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits, unless otherwise noted.

The 8-week CIEE full-time internship (200-240 internship hours) with a hybrid integrated academic seminar includes 30 contact hours; 6 semester / 9 quarter credits.

WEEKS 1 – 6

Students may choose between any two of the 6-week courses offered through the Open Campus program in Weeks 1- 6 (Block I). “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

WEEKS 7 - 14
All students enroll in the 8-week CIEE Global Internship with integrated academic seminar and then will have the option to choose one of the two elective courses.



Students can choose one of the following courses:


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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & 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.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Pre-departure online orientation and optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees


Fall 2018 14 weeks Spring 2019 14 weeks

Application Due

May 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018

Start Date

Aug 13, 2018 Jan 7, 2019

End Date

Nov 17, 2018 Apr 13, 2019

Fees & Housing

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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 = $6,143

Housing = $6,240 **

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $12,850

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 = $1,515

International Airfare = $1,150

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $525 ††

Personal expenses = $1,750

Total Estimated Costs = $5,540

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

** no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Roundtrip based on U.S. East Coast Departure

†† Approximate, based on a 355 GBP fee for the Tier 4 visa and average shipping fee to the US

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