January in London
WATCH A PERFORMANCE
in the National Theatre, where many famous West End shows are first performed.
LIVE IN ONE OF LONDON’S PRIME AREAS
with easy access to museums, historical treasures, shopping, restaurants, and more.
GAIN ACCESS TO EXPERTS
in the healthcare industry .
LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN LONDON
OF LONDON IS GREEN SPACE
SPECIES OF BUTTERFLIES
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.
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.
If you’re considering a study abroad program, it’s likely that you’re also thinking about your housing options! While you’re anticipating exciting courses and foreign country exploration, having a better understanding... keep reading
Housing & Meals
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. As space in London is limited, living spaces are compact! We are regularly impressed with the meals our students manage to create in their kitchen areas. CIEE provides bedding and kitchen packs.
All our housing is within a 45-minute commute of CIEE London by public transportation. 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 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.
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.
Health Professions and Related Programs
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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.
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
|Program January 2024 3 weeks||Application Due Deadline Passed||Start Date||End Date||Fees & Housing $4,250|
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.
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 = $2,390**
Housing = $1,480
Insurance = $80Total Fees = $4,250
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 = $248†
International Airfare = $1,100††
Local Transportation = $150
Books & Supplies = $100
Visa Fees = $130†††
Personal expenses = $130††††Total Costs = $1,858
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.
**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
†††Visa National only
††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries
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
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
CIEE iNext travel protection
24/7 emergency on-site support
Mark is a Scot, a Brit and a Londoner. He has an MA in History from the University of Aberdeen and a postgraduate degree in Administrative and Information Management from...
Miriam studied at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and at the world-famous drama school the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has worked as a lecturer and author for...
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...
Start an Application
You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience!
Connect With Your Campus Study Abroad Office
Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad.
Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.