London, England

January in London

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Information for term January in London

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2023

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2023
  • Dates: Dec 27, 2023 – Jan 17, 2024
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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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

  • Watch a performance

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


    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


Location & Culture

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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


  • 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. 

Daily Life

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    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 of our housing is within a 30-minute commute of CIEE London either by walking, bus, or underground. 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

    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.


London, England

Where You'll Study

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    Located within walking distance of the student accommodations in central London, near the King’s Cross St. Pancras Underground stations.


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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 Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

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.

Program Requirements

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.


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Course Information


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

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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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2024 Nov 1, 2023 Dec 27, 2023 Jan 17, 2024
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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 = $2,390 **

Housing = $1,480

Insurance = $80

Total Fees = $4,250

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 = $690

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $130 ††

Personal expenses = $150

Total Estimated Costs = $2,320

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.

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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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

†† Visa National only

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.

What's Included

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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 and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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