London, England

Summer in London

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Information for term Summer in London

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Jun 24, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 5, 2023 (6 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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days
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Aug 5, 2023 (12 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 - 7 per Block semester hours / 9 - 10.5 per Block quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Spend one six-week block (or up to two blocks) of your summer in London, immersing yourself in the city's culture, history, architecture, and sights. During this customizable summer program, our highly regarded courses will enrich your knowledge of British theatre, politics, art history, media, and business. Classes are taught at our beautiful Georgian site in central London and are complemented with a broad range of co-curricular activities and excursions that introduce you to the real London alongside all the tourist must-sees. Your summer here will give you the chance of a lifetime to find out what it's like to live and study in this exciting, multicultural city!

Build Your Summer Adventure
Select one or two six-week blocks at any CIEE Open Campus Block location. Stay in London for both blocks or go mobile and spend your second block in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, or Yucatan. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

Unique Experiences

  • DESIGN YOUR IDEAL PROGRAM

    with your choice of one or two six-week blocks

  • BROADEN YOUR VIEW OF THE U.K.

    with a day trip to locations like Oxford, Brighton, or Cambridge

  • FANS FIT IN WEMBLEY STADIUM

    90 K
  • ROYAL PARKS IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

    8
  • FULL-TIME WORKERS EMPLOYED IN LONDON’S TOURISM INDUSTRY

    3,500

Location & Culture

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 London has a history stretching back to the Romans, and there are signs everywhere. This diverse and vibrant city is home to four World Heritage sites, more than 100 world-class museums, and 3,000 parks. A contemporary global city, London is home to nearly nine million people from all over the world, and you can hear 300 different languages spoken on its streets. A major financial center and hub for the arts, London also has many eclectic neighborhoods to discover.

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

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know London with regular outings and activities like exploring museums, markets, and iconic sites like Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, and the Greenwich Observatory.  
  • Take a break from the city's fast pace in one of many green spaces in and around the capital.  
  • Explore a historic location outside London on a day trip. Previous destinations include Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, and Brighton. 

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Apartments, dorms, or hotels: Students share twin rooms with basic kitchen facilities. All housing is within a 30-minute commute of CIEE London. 
     
    Space in London is very limited and living spaces are compact. 

  • fish and chips

    MEALS

     Students will have access to facilities to prepare simple meals. They may not have a full kitchen, but students can make their food.  
     

    Students can also take advantage of a wide variety of cafes and restaurants within walking distance. 

London, England

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE LONDON

    Russell Square, Bloomsbury

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    Getting Around

    Students commute by foot, bus, or train from housing to class

  • C

    London Eye

    A huge observation wheel giving passengers a privileged bird's-eye view of the city's landmarks

What People are Saying

  • "This program offers a great introduction to the city through excursions near or within London. There were many opportunities to go and explore several areas and CIEE places students in a great central location! The staff is incredibly welcoming and helpful and were willing to go above and beyond for their students!"

    Calista P., University of Colorado-Boulder
  • "This program helped me gain a broad knowledge of Identity and representation in media aside from my major Economics. Studying abroad through CIEE helped me understand British Culture, got to network with other people and made life long friends. This program helped brought the independent nature of me being away from home. Activities here are well organized and the staff here friendly and easy to talk to."

    Deborah O., Tougaloo College

Academics

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Academics

 Students choose two courses to study per six-week block, focusing on Britain's history, culture, politics, business, and more. Classes are taught by faculty from London institutions and visiting faculty from around the world. In-class work is augmented with linked co-curricular trips to the city's wide variety of cultural institutions and organizations.  

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

GPA

2.5

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

All students must enroll in two credit-bearing CIEE courses per block. 

Program Credit

  • One block: 6-7 U.S semester/9-10.5 quarter credits 
  • Two blocks: 12-14 U.S. semester/18-21 quarter credits 

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • Lab courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 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

Each course covers an entire semester of content in a six-week block. The pace is accelerated, and the workload is demanding. Courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lectures and discussions with co-curricular excursions and activities. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel away from the city when classes are in session. They can plan trips for the weekends in between blocks. 

Class Format

Courses are typically for CIEE students only. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet three or four times per week. You should be available for class on all weekdays. Attendance is strictly enforced both for classes and required co-curricular excursions. Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Instruction is supported and augmented online with our learning management system, Canvas.   

Grading

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded based on attendance, class participation, homework, project work, presentations and midterm and final examinations. Learning outcomes assessment is continuous through personal reflections, evaluation feedback, self-assessment, and requirements as set out in course syllabi. 

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

English

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.

Courses

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Course Information

  Course Notes 

  • Courses are listed below by block and track and the course list is subject to change. Courses are in English unless otherwise noted. “GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple CIEE locations. 
     

Summer 2022 CIEE Courses

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Summer Session I

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer 2023 Course List (syllabi available soon)

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Block I:

  • THES 3001 LNEN - British Theatre: A History
  • (GI) ENVI 3004 LNEN - Global Environmental Policy
  • ANTH 3001 LNEN - Imagined Communities: Fracturing of the British Nation
  • (GI) COMM 3009 LNEN - Media, Gender and Identity
  • (GI) PSYC 2002 LNEN - Social Psychology
  • (GI) MKTG 3001 LNEN - International Marketing

Block II:

  • AHIS 3001 LNEN - British Art History: The Golden Age
  • (GI) COMM 3004 LNEN - Music, Media, and Public Spheres
  • (GI) RELI 2001 LNEN - Politics of Religion
  • (GI) BUSI 3003 LNEN - International Management
  • (GI) INRE 4007 LNEN - Contemporary Controversies in International Relations

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.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Block I 2023 6 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Jun 24, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $4,613 **

Housing = $1,540 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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.

See Scholarships

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

*** no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Summer Blocks I, II 2023 12 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Aug 5, 2023
$13,300
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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 = $9,723 **

Housing = $3,080 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $13,300

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.

See Scholarships

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

*** no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

Summer Block II 2023 6 weeks Apr 1, 2023 Jun 26, 2023 Aug 5, 2023
$6,650
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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 = $4,613 **

Housing = $1,540 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,650

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.

See Scholarships

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

*** no meals are included for students staying in the apartment option

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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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
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
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

Get Started

Here's what you need to do to take the next steps:
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    START AN APPLICATION
    You're one step closer to an amazing study abroad experience! 

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    CONNECT WITH YOUR CAMPUS STUDY ABROAD OFFICE 
    Share your plans and confirm you're on track to meet all required steps to go abroad. 

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    Contact Us

    Send us an email if you still have questions or need information about applying to this program.