London, England

January in London

Study Terrorism, Security, and Policing in the Metropolitan City or Contemporary British Theatre
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Information for term January in London

Application deadline, and cost information.

Extended Deadline

November 15, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 15, 2019
  • Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Study abroad this January in London, a global hub for arts, music, fashion, and literature. Gain an in-depth understanding of the city’s active community-policing policy or explore Contemporary British Theatre. Classes are taught at CIEE Global Institute – London and complemented with co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Watch a performance

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

  • Take a weekend excursion

    to Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.

  • Gain access to experts

    in either the theater or security industry.

  • languages spoken in London

  • artifacts in the British Museum in Bloomsbury

  • 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, museums (which are all free!), 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.

The Culture


  • Research the challenges facing the modern police force and debate whether London is safer than other world cities.
  • Take daytrips out of London to Hampton Court Palace or Oxford.
  • Visit Tate Modern, Borough Market, and The British Museum.
  • Enjoy a rock concert at the Wembley Arena or the symphony at Royal Albert Hall.

Daily Life

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    You will be living in a hostel in Bloomsbury, which is a 10 minute walk from the CIEE London Global Institute and 5 minute walk to Kings Cross St Pancras station. The hostel is conveniently located near amenities such as grocery stores, book shops, restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets. There is also a pharmacy and post office close by.  

    It is a modern, hip hostel for student groups. You will be allocated with other CIEE students from your program in single sex, en-suite rooms. There will be between 2-6 students per room and linen and towels are provided. There is a 24/7 reception desk, laundry facilities, and Wi-Fi internet.

  • Meals

    In your housing, there are no kitchen facilities for cooking meals but breakfast is provided each morning of the program. A café and restaurant is available in your accommodation building.  

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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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

During the January in London program, students spend three weeks taking coursework focused either on: Terrorism, Security, and Policing in the Metropolitan City, or Contemporary British Theatre. Both courses are complemented with co-curricular activities to immerse students in the culture and facilitate intercultural learning.

CIEE Global Institute – 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-style architecture, 10 classrooms, a café, garden terrace, and tech zone.


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    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.


    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.



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Course Information

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

Language of Instruction

1 CIEE elective course

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:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

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 & 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.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals are not included  
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Orientation - an introduction to British culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 15, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 Jan 20, 2020
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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 = $2,053 **

Housing = $950

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

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 = $450

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $130 ††

Personal expenses = $625

Total Estimated Costs = $2,555

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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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

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

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