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High School Abroad in the United Kingdom

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Information for term High School Abroad in the United Kingdom

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

February 15, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 4, 2022 – Feb 15, 2023 (23 weeks)*

Extended Deadline

October 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jan 2 – Jun 15, 2022 (23 weeks)
$18,450

Application Deadline

August 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 2 – Jun 15, 2023 (23 weeks)*

Application Deadline

February 15, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 4 – Dec 20, 2022 (15 weeks)*

Extended Deadline

October 1, 2021
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2021
  • Dates: Jan 2 – Apr 2, 2022 (13 weeks)
$15,950

Application Deadline

August 1, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 2 – Apr 2, 2023 (13 weeks)*

Application Deadline

February 15, 2022
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 4, 2022 – Jun 15, 2023 (41 weeks)*

Overview

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Small Island. Big possibilities!

Calling all Harry Potter readers, soccer fans, wannabe Beatles and cheese & crackers lovers: you can now live a full immersion in a British high school with CIEE!

Pack up your bags for a semester or a full academic year and settle in on the other side of the pond with a placement in a local high school and homestay. Your adventure will start with a 4-day orientation in London, where you’ll meet other American exchange students and visit the capital’s main attractions from Piccadilly Circus, to Trafalgar Square, the Thames River or the British Museum.

Once you reach your final destination, you’ll live the everyday life of a British teen at a day school. Students pick 3 to 4 core topics in the Language Arts, STEM, Creative or Vocational fields (travel/tourism, sports, engineering, health and social care, hair & beauty…), and add enrichment activities. Typically, Wednesday afternoons are left open for enrichment activities. Get ready for your school’s soccer tryouts, or sign up for clubs and activities!

Our network of public and private high schools spreads all over England, in both urban and rural areas – from beach towns in Southern England to big cities like Cambridge or Liverpool in Northern England - providing you access to a wide variety of experiences and facets of the British culture and lifestyle. If you have a set preference for a particular school or location, you can request it for an additional fee. Just let us know and we’ll work with you to make it happen!

Relax after school and on weekends with your new friends and family. Experience everything British life has to offer from cozy evenings cooking, to nature walks or trips to the local city center, shops, sights and festivals.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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

The Take-Aways

  • Independence & Resilience

    Come home better prepared to make transitions, take control of new situations, and appreciate challenging experiences for what they are: opportunities to learn and grow.

  • College Readiness

    Studying abroad gives you the kinds of life skills that can’t be learned in a classroom — and shows college admissions reps that you’re already one step ahead in terms of initiative, maturity, and independence.

  • Global Citizenship

    After immersing yourself in unfamiliar practices and customs, you’ll become better equipped to interact with people from other cultures — in school, on the job, or in your personal life.

  • said their experience made them more aware of global issues.

    93%
  • said their experience with CIEE helped shape their college applications.

    79%
  • said they regularly use the knowledge and skills they acquired while abroad with CIEE.

    96%

Location & Culture

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William Shakespeare. Charles Darwin. Margaret Thatcher. Jolly old England has been home to some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, and doers. Come see what inspired them, and find your own inspiration.

Discover a land where an idyllic landscape of rolling green hills and solitary moors abuts metropolitan cities. You’ll also see how easy it is to travel through time here, investigating the ancient megaliths of a 5,000-year-old stone circle, visiting medieval Dover Castle perched on white cliffs above the English Channel, and zooming in on modern architecture in industrial Manchester. Don’t forget to experience quaint, traditional events, like cheese rolling in Gloucestershire, which you’ll find amidst a rich arts scene that includes some of the best theater, music, and fashion Europe has to offer.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After dinner we always sit around, have tea and toast, and talk together about the day...The days fly by here!" Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

Explore Program Blogs

  • Housing

    Carefully screened homestay in Ireland

  • Local Support

    Local Coordinator in country and CIEE support staff available 24/7

Activities

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Sample Activities

Your immediate surroundings will depend on your placement. You could be living the quiet provincial life in Southern England with easy access to beaches and nature, or experience bustling cities like Liverpool, Manchester or London. Wherever you land, England is a fairly small island, very well connected by public transportation. So whether you tag along with some friends for an afternoon in the city center, join the group for an multi-day excursion (available at an additional cost – destinations, schedules and details vary for each semester and are communicated on site), or follow your homestay on a weekend out of town, you will get to travel and experience multiple facets of England.

Rich with history and strong with regional identities, each corner of England has its gems for you to discover!

Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. For Fall 2021, local health and safety guidelines may not allow for overnight excursions or day trips. Participants will be updated as the program start date comes closer.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

ELIGIBILITY

At the time of departure, students must:

  • Be in their 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th year of schooling
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrate, through the application process, their flexibility, maturity, adaptability, and readiness to face the challenges of living in a new culture
  • Be between the ages of 14-18 at the time of the program

APPLICATION FEE

$50

Priority deadline discount: Apply to a fall semester or academic year by 2/15 and get a $400 discount. Apply to a spring semester by 8/1 and get a $400 discount. Discounts are deducted from final balance.

Program fee includes international airfare and iNext travel insurance. Full inclusions are found online.

Program

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Costs

Academic Year 2022 41 weeks Feb 15, 2022 Sep 4, 2022* Jun 15, 2023*
Spring Trimester 2022 13 weeks Oct 1, 2021 Jan 2, 2022 Apr 2, 2022

$15,950

Spring 2022 23 weeks Oct 1, 2021 Jan 2, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

$18,450

Fall 2022 23 weeks Feb 15, 2022 Sep 4, 2022* Feb 15, 2023*
Fall Trimester 2022 15 weeks Feb 15, 2022 Sep 4, 2022* Dec 20, 2022*
Spring 2023 23 weeks Aug 1, 2022 Jan 2, 2023* Jun 15, 2023*
Spring Trimester 2023 13 weeks Aug 1, 2022 Jan 2, 2023* Apr 2, 2023*

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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