London Eye river at dusk
London, England

January in London

Study Program



3 weeks


3 semester hours

4.5 quarter hours


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Spend your January studying abroad in London, a global hub for art, music, fashion, and literature. When class is in session at CIEE London in the center of the city, you'll earn three credits studying intensive healthcare and exploring the British National Health Service. Outside the classroom, you'll broaden your understanding of British culture by participating in exciting co-curricular activities organized by CIEE to enhance classroom learning. You won't want to miss what this three-week winter program has to offer in England's capital city!

Unique Experiences


in the National Theatre, where many famous West End shows are first performed.


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


in the healthcare industry .







  • London Westminster Cathedral aerial
  • London students on a hill

Your Destination

Home of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games, London is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city. London is at the cutting edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, free museums, comedy, and theater. There are abundant opportunities for enjoying London – with eight Royal Parks right in the heart of the city and more green space than any comparable city in the world. 

London is the perfect place to study Global Health. Our multicultural city and broad socioeconomic variety allow students to explore pathologies that other more homogeneous cultures lack. You also have access to the resources of the British Medical Association, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the Wellcome Trust. 

Centrally 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 - perfect for discussing your program with your fellow students.

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 student group in Chinatown

Excursions & Activities

  • Let us show you the secret parts of London that remain off the tourist map: the Foundling hospital for abandoned children, Brick Lane – home of waves of immigrants and a thriving, bustling community and maybe even the outdoor ponds on Hampstead Heath where the brave swim all year round.  
  • Spend a day exploring a historic location outside London: Oxford, Cambridge, Bath, and Canterbury are all favorites. 
  • Sail along the Thames and see the Globe Theatre on one side of you, St Paul’s Cathedral on the other, and the Houses of Parliament ahead.
  • Explore central sites in the City of Westminster, home of Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, St. James’ Park, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and the Palace of Westminster. 
  • Browse the urban markets on Sundays in Shoreditch and Petticoat Lane; eat fabulous food in Borough Market; shop for souvenirs in Camden.

Program Blogs


Cherishing My Summer in London With CIEE

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Zahra Firoz London is a globally influential world financial hub, and with that comes an immersion into world markets and one of the world's most impressive histories. From the... keep reading


Five ways to balance study abroad and travel

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By Tayler Baldwin Studying abroad is a transformative experience that offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture while pursuing your education. However, balancing the excitement of exploring... keep reading


Budgeting while studying abroad: 5 tips to minimize your spending and maximize your experience

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By Tayler Baldwin Studying abroad is an enriching experience that often comes with a whirlwind of excitement, cultural immersion, and, of course, new expenses. As a student abroad in London... keep reading



During the January in London program, students spend three weeks taking a full credit course complemented with co-curricular activities to immerse students in the culture and facilitate intercultural learning.

CIEE London is located in the heart of Bloomsbury. It sits in one of the most vibrant and student-populated neighborhoods of central London. It features Georgian architecture, 10 classrooms, a café, and a garden terrace.



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.


1 CIEE elective course

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact 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

The program is made up of three weeks of classes with an intensive orientation beforehand. CIEE classes are designed to follow U.S. academic culture. Class attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions.

Class Format

Courses taught at CIEE London are for CIEE students only. Courses are taught Monday – Friday. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas.


Assessment is based on the individual’s overall performance in the course, including essays, coursework, and final examinations or papers. Students must check with their professors to find out exam and project presentation dates. Under no circumstances will CIEE alter deadlines or exam dates for study abroad students who have made conflicting travel plans. The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used.

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


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.


Course Information

Health Professions and Related Programs

Semester Credit

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.

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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program January 2025 3 weeks Start Date End Date

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.

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.

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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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support


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...

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