Information for term Global Internship
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineMay 1, 2021
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Tentative Dates: Aug 12 – Nov 16, 2021 (14 weeks)*
- Credit: 12 - 15 semester hours / 18 - 22.5 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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This program has been cancelled for Fall 2020. All semester Global Internship programs have been consolidated to Berlin. Please review the program modifications for important information on specific changes that will impact the program in Berlin.
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. Internships are competitive and confirmed upon a successful interview. You will have an edge on the competition because CIEE helps you navigate the internship interview process. CIEE staff offer constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview. 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.
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
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London Underground stations270
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London history may be grounded in Roman times, but it’s always reaching for the future. As a major financial center with a strong flow of venture capital and a leading hub for the arts, you’ll find a high-energy vibe and plenty of eclectic neighborhoods to explore. Home to nearly nine million people from all over the globe, you can hear 300 languages here.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- 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
- 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
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Housing will be in either a residence hall or shared apartments centrally located in Bloomsbury, Farringdon or Kings Cross. Students will share double or triple rooms.
No meals are provided in London but students will have access to kitchen facilities to cook their own meals.
Where You'll Study
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.
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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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.
There are no specific language requirements for this program.
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 6-week block, students participate in an integrated academic seminar taught alongside the 8-week, full-time internship. The two 6-week elective courses, seminar and internship are required components of the program.
Explore literature, history, religion, and more with our course offerings. Students will enroll in:
- Two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system.
- 8-week full-time internship with an integrated online academic seminar.
- Optional additional CIEE elective course: Doing Business in Europe.
Total credit: 12-16 U.S. semester/18-24 quarter credits
- CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours (language courses = 60 contact hours)
- CIEE Internship: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits; 30 seminar hours, 200-240 internship placement hours
CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment for elective courses typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion. The integrated academic course which correlates with the 8-week internship is taught primarily in an online learning environment to complement the internship experience. Mandatory co-curricular activities for this integrated academic course are delivered in person. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organization.
Students begin by taking two CIEE elective courses offered on a 6-week academic block system. All courses are customized for and open only to CIEE students. Elective classes include a combination of lectures, group work, presentations, and discussions. The second part of the program includes an 8-week CIEE full-time internship and academic seminar and one optional CIEE elective course.
The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Final grades are based on class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final exams. In the integrated academic course which correlates with the 8-week internship, students should expect to be assessed via assignments and mandatory co-curricular activities, as outlined in the syllabus. Internship supervisors provide a written evaluation of progress towards internship goals at the conclusion of the placement.
Language of Instruction
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- All internships are offered in English.
- Students should expect to spend 30-32 hours per week engaged in internship work
- Week 1-6 elective courses are chosen from any of the courses offered through the Open Campus Block program in Block I. Courses are listed as “Fall Block I” and “Spring Block I” respectively.
- The optional Week 7-14 elective is “Doing Business in Europe” and/or “Intercultural Communication and Leadership,” as listed below.
- “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institutes.
Spring 2021 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing
Visual and Performing Arts
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
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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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.
Fees & Housing
|Spring 2021 14 weeks||Nov 1, 2020||Jan 4, 2021||Apr 10, 2021||
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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 = $167Total Fees = $12,850
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 = $1,750Total Estimated Costs = $5,540
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.
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.
** 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
|Fall 2021 14 weeks||May 1, 2021||Aug 12, 2021*||Nov 16, 2021*|
*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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