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Program Overview

Program Overview

We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for Open Campus programs starting at $6,850. CIEE is committed to preparing global citizens for today’s workforce and tackling the barriers that prevent students from studying abroad. Providing affordable programs is key to these efforts, and supports our pledge to Generation Study Abroad™.

Customize your ideal study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the CIEE Global Institute – London offers unmatched flexibility to engage and experience this international metropolis in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Take one, two, or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five options; then choose a wide range of courses and subject areas. You can even choose a combination of CIEE courses and up to one course at one of our partner universities, where you’ll learn alongside British and international students.

Students can also opt to combine locations across the four CIEE Open Campus locations – in Berlin, London, Paris and Rome – to create a truly individualized study abroad experience.

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CREATE YOUR PERFECT STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

Select courses from five academic tracks:*

  • Literature and Culture - London has as many literary heroes as it does cobblestones – and then there’s cutting-edge music, theater, fashion, a rich Royal heritage, history, and more. Explore these as you study London’s influence on Europe and the world.
  • Business - With global stature as an economic powerhouse on the verge of breaking with European Union, London is an ideal place to explore economics, finance, management, strategy, and more.
  • Communications, Journalism, and New Media - Londoners always have understood the power of the word. Tap the expertise of London’s communications leaders, and get an inside look at key media outlets with on-site visits.
  • Global and Community Health - Learn about discoveries in the United Kingdom that are improving health care for people everywhere. Compare local and global health care systems, and learn about contemporary challenges in global health.
  • International Relations and Political Science - Dig into the complex issues that face European countries, and consider the effects they have around the world.

*You will be prompted to choose an optional track as part of your application; you can also select “no preference: multi-disciplinary.” Regardless of selected track, you can choose your courses from among all offered courses (unless your home university has other requirements). Study Tours and Academic Projects are designed to align with track themes.

Enroll in one, two or three 6-week blocks:

The Open Campus Program teaches full semester-length classes taught on a six-week academic block system, which allows for courses taught in an accelerated format. Students should be prepared for fast paced courses and to gain benefit from an a more focused academic experience with longer class sessions. You must take two courses per block, a full-time course load. One course can be an Academic Project (internship, service learning project, or independent research) and integrated seminar. Choose one, two or three academic blocks during either the fall or spring semester. Each block is six weeks long, and can be combined with blocks in the Open Campus program in Berlin, Rome or Paris.

Stay in London – or combine locations

Stay in London for the duration of your study abroad – or add on blocks in other CIEE Open Campus locations in Berlin, Rome and Paris to experience more intercultural learning in Europe with CIEE’s unique Global Scholar program.

Global Scholars are students who combine sessions in the Open Campus programs in Berlin, London, Paris, or Rome. To amplify and maximize the academic benefits of multi-location learning, all Global Scholars must participate in Global Scholars Online (GSO), a virtual course. GSO will support your learning objectives at multiple CIEE Global Institutes. It will help you connect with peers, make sense of cultural differences, and transition among host cultures.

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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    $2,500 toward program costs. To recognize high academic achievement, CIEE offers a limited number of merit scholarships to our strongest students. These awards are based on students’ academic records, and on the submission of a personal essay describing to us how their CIEE program will impact their college experience and future career plans.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-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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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

GLOBAL INSTITUTE CAMPUS

The CIEE Global Institute is located in the heart of Bloomsbury in close proximity to prestigious universities, cultural institutions and historic landmarks. The recently renovated Georgian buildings feature spacious state-of-the-art classrooms, comfortable lounge and study areas, and an on-site café. Located facing Russell Square, the CIEE Global Institute provides easy access to all points in London.

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Gain academic credit while working outside the classroom with an optional CIEE Academic Project and seminar. Choose from three options, based on your academic track/disciplinary focus, qualifications, and learning goals:

  • CIEE Academic Internship – Build new skills and intercultural competence, and become an active member of the London professional environment by going behind the scenes at a local business or organization
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project – Combine course-based learning with practical, relevant project experience to meet a community-defined need.
  • CIEE Directed Research – Pursue a research project of your own design incorporating independent, local field work

Students interning or participating in a service-learning project in London are placed with companies ranging from innovative start-ups to global organizations, local small and midsized enterprises, and non-governmental organizations in a variety of industry sectors. When you apply, we work directly with you to find an internship that suits your unique needs and professional goals.

With the CIEE Directed Research, you will pursue an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate research project and final research paper of your own design. For these projects, you might focus on projects such as business operations in London and Europe; the role the British media plays on the world stage, or what challenges are facing Britain’s National Health Service. Approval for participation in Directed Research must be obtained from both CIEE and the student’s home institution prior to the program.

To be eligible to participate in an Academic Project, students must be in London for at least two consecutive blocks; Academic Projects are offered only in blocks 2 and 3. Additional restrictions and application requirements apply.

STUDY TOURS

Each academic block features a two-night, three-day study tour to a different region of the United Kingdom or another country that’s designed around the theme of your academic tracks. Gain practical experience gathering community stories or experiencing a politician’s home at the National Assembly in Cardiff, Wales. Compare and contrast social, political, and cultural differences between the United Kingdom and its only land neighbor, Ireland. Examine the financing behind international development projects in Dublin. Explore the post-conflict developments in Belfast and meet with survivors to hear their stories. Destinations and content vary by academic block.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Spring Block I 2017 (6 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
02/18/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,303
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Spring Blocks I, II 2017 (12 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
04/01/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$8,223
Housing
$4,160
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$200
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Spring Blocks I, II, III 2017 (18 wks)
11/01/2016
01/09/2017
05/13/2017
$17,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,143
Housing
$6,240
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,700
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Spring Block II 2017 (6 wks)
12/01/2016
02/20/2017
04/01/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,303
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Spring Blocks II, III 2017 (12 wks)
12/01/2016
02/20/2017
05/13/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$8,223
Housing
$4,160
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$200
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Spring Block III 2017 (6 wks)
01/01/2017
04/03/2017
05/13/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,303
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Fall Block I 2017 (6 wks)
05/15/2017
08/14/2017
09/23/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,303
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Fall Blocks I, II 2017 (12 wks)
05/15/2017
08/14/2017
11/04/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$8,223
Housing
$4,160
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$200
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Fall Blocks I, II, III 2017 (18 wks)
05/15/2017
08/14/2017
12/16/2017
$17,850

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,143
Housing
$6,240
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$2,700
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$300
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$3,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Fall Block II 2017 (6 wks)
05/15/2017
09/25/2017
11/04/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,303
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Fall Blocks II, III 2017 (12 wks)
05/15/2017
09/25/2017
12/16/2017
$12,850

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$8,223
Housing
$4,160
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,800
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$400
Books & Supplies
$200
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$2,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Fall Block III 2017 (6 wks)
06/01/2017
11/06/2017
12/16/2017
$6,850

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, residence permit fees, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$4,303
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$167

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

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$900
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$200
Books & Supplies
$100
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$1,000

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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

** not all students will require a Tier 4 Visa

More Information
Spring Block I 2018 (6 wks)
11/01/2017
01/08/2018
02/17/2018

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

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.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

More Information
Spring Blocks I, II 2018 (12 wks)
11/01/2017
01/08/2018
03/31/2018

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

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.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Spring Blocks I, II, III 2018 (18 wks)
11/01/2017
01/08/2018
05/12/2018

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

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.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Spring Block II 2018 (6 wks)
11/01/2017
02/19/2018
03/31/2018

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

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.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Spring Blocks II, III 2018 (12 wks)
11/01/2017
02/19/2018
05/12/2018

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

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.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Spring Block III 2018 (6 wks)
12/01/2017
04/02/2018
05/12/2018

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

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.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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OC Academic Year 2017-2018 (39 wks)
05/15/2017
08/14/2017
05/12/2018

Program Date Notes

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

Program Fees

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.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
  • Students interested in taking 1 direct enrollment class at University of Westminster must have a 2.8 GPA
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Students enroll in two courses per academic block, typically earning 6 semester / 9 quarter credits for one block, 12 semester / 18 quarter credits for two blocks, or 18 semester / 27 quarter credits for three blocks.

Each course is typically 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. CIEE Academic Projects are approximately 135 total hours of independent research and/or total work and seminar hours, plus meetings with CIEE faculty advisors, for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits.

Students who qualify and are participating in all three blocks in London have the option to enroll in one direct enrollment class at a local insitution during the semester worth 5 semester / 7.5 quarter credits. Students selecting this option must also provide home school approval of the total credit load, as they will be enrolled in a total of 20 semester / 30 quarter credits for the full semester.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students participating in the Open Campus program may select an academic track (i.e., Business; Language, Literature, and Culture; International Relations) during the application process and enroll in one, two, or all three six-week academic blocks per semester. Students must enroll in two courses per academic block, one of which could be an Academic Project or a direct-enrollment course at a local university (availability permitting; restrictions apply).

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About the City

About The City

The River Thames flows through this exciting global metropolis. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre rests humbly in the theatre district among busy trendy restaurants. Modern sensibility spills beyond the walls of the Tate Modern (a museum formed out of an old power plant) into the futuristic Millennium Bridge, a stark contrast to the traditions of Westminster and Buckingham Palace. More than 250 languages are spoken here in the capital of the United Kingdom, making London the most linguistically and culturally diverse city in the world. London is at the cutting edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, museums, comedy, and theater. Those looking for a break in the pace of London life will find an abundance of green space in and around the capital, which boasts eight Royal Parks right in the heart of the city.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Felicity Inns

Academic Director

Felicity Inns was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and majored in Environmental Science and Anthropology, obtaining her Masters in Anthropology in the area of international education from the University of Cape Town. Her studies increased her passion for intercultural communication and education. Felicity worked in the CIEE Cape Town Study Centre from 2003 until 2014 when she and her family moved to the United Kingdom and joined CIEE London in March 2015.

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Dominique Webb

Student Life Director

Dominique is originally from Durban, South Africa. After matriculating from high school, she travelled abroad on a long-term Rotary Exchange program to Norway. She then moved to Cape Town in 2008 to study at the University of Cape Town - after completing a Bachelor’s degree in 2010 and Honors degree in 2011 she went on to graduate in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Political Science. She has been working for CIEE Cape Town since 2012. Dominique moved to CIEE London in January 2017. After work, Dominique enjoys cooking and baking and is always up for trying a new recipe or restaurant, for which there is no shortage in London!

She is passionate about the student experience and intercultural communication. As Student Life Director, she is responsible for managing all aspects of the student experience in London. This includes housing, excursions, full activity program for the semester, all student concerns and support, counselling and managing the Student Life Team.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

The CIEE Global Institute is located in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of the most vibrant and student-populated neighborhoods of central London. CIEE’s new London campus, located on Russell Square, features Georgian-style architecture, 10 classrooms, a café, garden terrace, and tech zone.

The location offers a wealth of cultural and educational opportunities, located near the British Museum and many of London’s most prestigious colleges and educational institutions, including University College London and SOAS, University of London.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Students will live in a student residence hall with en suite bathrooms. Meals are not included, but students can cook in the kitchenettes or shared kitchens provided.

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Orientations

Orientations

Students will begin their study abroad experience in London before they leave home with an online pre-departure orientation to help them understand more about the program and address important logistical questions about arrival and their first day on site. CIEE resident staff members meet with students online and share information about the program and site, as well as the chance to ask questions.

A multi-day on-site orientation at the beginning of each academic block is a required element of the program and introduces students to London, British society and culture, and the CIEE academic program. Participants will get practical information on living in England, and London in particular. Excursions in and around the city introduce you to the subway system.

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Internet

Internet

Students should bring wireless-enabled laptops for both academic writing and research. Wireless Internet is available throughout the CIEE Global Institute and student housing.

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Culture

Culture

EXCURSIONS AND STUDY TOURS

CIEE students in all academic tracks visit numerous significant London locations each block to underscore and expand on in-class learning. Instructors lead detailed discussions before and after these excursions to encourage students to synthesize and reflect on their experiences.

Excursions may include the Wellcome Collection, a multidisciplinary research institution dedicated to the study of the evolutionary, historical, social, and institutional contexts of individual human development from infancy to old age; the Science Museum to explore the history, debates, and development of modern psychology; the Tower of London, a former castle, residence, and prison now preserved as a memorial and museum; and a guided walk along Shoreditch, a community undergoing gentrification in the heartland of graffiti art in London.

Students participate in a two-night, three-day study tour to another country or region in the United Kingdom during each academic block or interest. These are designed to further individual learning goals of academic tracks while offering students the opportunity to engage in intercultural comparative experience. All excursions and study tours are included in the program fee. Destinations and dates may be finalized after arrival in London.

Study tour locations might include:

Dublin to– discover the legacies and lessons of the Celtic Tiger boom and examine the social, political, and cultural differences between the United Kingdom and its land neighbor; Liverpool – examine health challenges that developed alongside industry; Edinburgh – explore the capital of heritage in Scotland, and discuss Scotland’s political and cultural position within the UK; Cardiff – visit the classic post-industrial city, and capital of Wales, to experience life in the peripheral economies of the UK; Dover, to learn how migration issues affect Great Britain; Belfast, to examine the conflict that place in recent UK history; or Stratford-upon-Avon, to explore Shakespeare’s legacy on literature and drama.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS

Throughout the program, CIEE organizes fun cultural activities that help students get to know their peers, as well as members of their host community and culture. Activities may include cooking lessons or communal meals that reflect London’s diverse population; guided walks to explore London’s vibrant arts scene; trips to local street and film festivals; discussion groups; and movie nights. On-campus CIEE interest groups are a great way to have fun and meet other students. Whether you prefer to play in a band, discuss British literature, or help plan a Halloween haunted house or summer BBQ, you’ll find a group that’s right for you. You can also take up the chance to play a mix of traditional British and American sports with fellow students and peers in the community. Head over to nearby Regents Park for a game of cricket or soccer.

You can join the a local Student Union to engage with British students by getting involved in some of the 120 clubs and societies offered by the University, including those focused on culture, sports, arts, religion, media, and academic major. The groups have access to meeting rooms, rehearsal spaces, and a resource center on campus, and the performing arts societies may perform at UCL’s own West End Theatre.

VOLUNTEERING

CIEE staff will organize a Day of Service in the community for students and staff members. Learn more about volunteering in the United Kingdom and how charities and NGOs operate.

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Academics

Academics

Students must take two courses per academic block, the equivalent of a full-time course load. Students choose from a wide range of courses in five academic tracks.

Students will be asked to select a track as part of their application; “no preference: multi-disciplinary” is also an option. Students can select their courses from among all offered courses, regardless of selected track (unless their home universities have other requirements).

ACADEMIC CULTURE

CIEE courses are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. The class environment typically features a combination of traditional lecture and discussion with co-curricular excursions and activities designed to provide students fully “place-based” experience. Heavy emphasis is placed on student participation. Instruction is supported and augmented online by our learning management system, Canvas. Students work independently to complete a Directed Independent Research Project (optional). Direct enrollment courses are held at our partner universities, where students learn alongside British peers and other international students. Host university courses typically follow a different academic calendar than CIEE cases, which may require an earlier arrival or later departure. Whether students select CIEE courses or an optional direct enroll course, students should prepare for a rigorous learning environment with a full-time equivalent for study, class attendance, and assignment completion.

NATURE OF CLASSES

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are typically for CIEE students only. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is accelerated and the work load demanding. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two or three times per week. Required co-curricular excursions complement your coursework and immerse you in the British history and culture. All required co-curricular activities are subject to change and may be finalized after arrival in London. To avoid falling behind, students should not plan personal travel out of London when classes are in session. Direct-enrollment courses at local universities are attended by British and other international students.

Students should expect an average of two hours of preparation required for each hour in class. Attendance at all in-class meetings and co-curricular activities is strictly enforced.

GRADING SYSTEM

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of attendance, class participation, homework, individual project work, presentations, and midterm and final examinations.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

English

FACULTY

CIEE has developed strong relationships with some of London’s most-respected universities and research institutions to ensure the highest-quality course offerings. Faculty from local research organizations, educational institutions, and visiting faculty from around the world teach CIEE courses. Students can also enroll directly in British university courses. A core group of CIEE faculty serves as academic coordinators and professors and is responsible for coordinating student Directed Independent Research Projects and working with CIEE resident staff members to set up special guest lectures, excursions, activities, and more.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Courses (with descriptions) offered in London are listed below by block and track; course list subject to change. Courses are 45 contact hours, credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. To compare classes offered across all Open Campus locations for each block, view the Fall 2017 course comparison tool here.

London Fall 2017 Course List

“GI” denotes courses that are offered at multiple Global Institute sites.

BLOCK 1

Literature and Culture

HIST 3002 LNEN “Lions Led By Donkeys”: British Social Dynamics during World War I

LITT 3002 LNEN British Women's Literature

Business

(GI) MKTG 3001 LNEN International Marketing

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) POLI 3002 LNEN European Comparative Political Systems

(GI) RELI 2001 LNEN / POLI 2001 LNEN Politics of Religion

Communications, Journalism and New Media

(GI) COMM 3003 LNEN Mass Media in Europe

(GI) COMM 3301 LNEN Intercultural Communication and Leadership

Global and Community Health

PUBH 3006 LNEN / INRE 3008 LNEN Contemporary Challenges in Global Health

BLOCK 2

Academic Project

(GI) INDR 4901 LNEN Directed Independent Research

(GI) INSH 3801 LNEN Internship Seminar

(GI) SVCL 3701 LNEN Service-Learning Project

Literature and Culture

LITT 3001 LNEN 19th Century British Literature

LITT 3003 LNEN Art Legacy or Tudor Propaganda: Shakespearean Drama

Business

BUSI 3003 LNEN International Management

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) INRE 4007 LNEN Contemporary Controversies in International Relations

Communications, Journalism and New Media

JOUR 3002 LNEN Fourth Estate: British Media and Political Structure

(GI) JOUR 3001 LNEN International Journalism

(GI) COMM 3009 LNEN Media, Gender and Identity

Global and Community Health

(GI) PUBH 3002 LNEN Comparative Public Health

BLOCK 3

Academic Project

(GI) INDR 4901 LNEN Directed Independent Research

(GI) INSH 3801 LNEN Internship Seminar

(GI) SVCL 3701 LNEN Service-Learning Project

Literature and Culture

THES 3001 LNEN British Theatre: A History

HIST 3001 LNEN The British Industrial Revolution

(GI) SOCI 3001 LNEN / GEND 3001 LNEN Gender and Sexuality

Business

(GI) MGMT 3001 LNEN Business Ethics and Leadership

International Relations and Political Science

INRE 3001 LNEN Transatlantic Relations: United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States

(GI) INRE 3407 LNEN European Immigration

Communications, Journalism and New Media

(GI) COMM 3004 LNEN Music, Media and Popular Spheres

Global and Community Health

(GI) PUBH 3003 Comparative Health Care Systems

CIEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LITERATURE AND CULTURE TRACK

(GI) SOCI 3001 LNEN / GEND 3001 LNEN

Gender and Sexuality

This course will explore issues of gender and sexuality by reading, watching, and listening to contemporary gender- and queer-inspired artistic productions. As we attend a variety of exhibitions, artist talks, and film screenings, or read fiction and poetry, our focus will be on how each of these “texts” construct in a specific way and thereby negotiate gender and its intersection with other axes of difference such as ethnicity, sexual orientation, or class; how they represent the human body; and how they relate multiple forms of sexuality to social categories and hierarchies. The course examines how a fictional story or a dance performance, for example, may supplement, undermine, or complicate the very interpretative categories that we as readers inevitably bring to the object of analysis.

HIST 3001 LNEN

THE BRITISH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Britain experienced change in all aspects of life as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Scientific advances and technological innovations brought growth in agricultural and industrial production, economic expansion and changes in living conditions. These transformations promoted a new sense of national identity and civic pride. Juxtaposed to national developments was the ever-changing form of the British Empire, with expansion of control in India and Africa framing British economic power at the start of the 20th century. Students will visit sites relevant to the Industrial Revolution, including several museums in London and the city of Manchester, as part of the course work in order to gain a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the course.

HIST 3002 LNEN

“LIONS LED BY DONKEYS”: BRITISH SOCIAL DYNAMICS DURING WORLD WAR I

The First World War was a turning point in British political, economic, social and cultural history which provoked a reexamination of the relationship among the socio-economic classes in British society. The course examines key debates in British history during the war and into the interwar period. It charts political, economic, social, and cultural change in early twentieth century United Kingdom, including the suffragette movement, welfare reform and gender discourses. In this class, students will increase their knowledge and understanding of contemporary British history as well as critically evaluate historical issues and problems in this field. Students will visit public spaces and museums in London, including the Imperial War Museum and the Cenotaph, to add to their understanding of history.

LITT 3001 LNEN

19TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

This class considers how women writers have been constrained by--but have also exploited--literary traditions. It traces the indexes of conformity and subversion in their writing by placing them in contexts of prevailing discourses on femininity. Students will examine constructions of femininity in the visual arts and conduct writings. Key texts include fiction by Eliza Haywood, Mary Wollstonecroft, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, poetry by Aphra Behn, Anne Finch, Anna Laetitia Barbauld and labouring women poets such as Mary Leapor and Ann Yearsley, and the 'Turkish Embassy' letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Students will visit a selection of London’s centers for the written word, including the Sir John Ritblat Gallery at the British Library and the Women’s Library at the London Metropolitan University.

LITT 3002 LNEN

BRITISH WOMEN’S LITERATURE

This class considers how women writers have been constrained by-- but have also exploited—literary traditions. It traces the indexes of conformity and subversion in their writing by placing them in contexts of prevailing discourses on femininity. Students will examine constructions of femininity in the visual arts and conduct writings. Key texts include fiction by Eliza Haywood, Mary Wollstonecroft, Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, poetry by Aphra Behn, Anne Finch, Anna Laetitia Barbauld and labouring women poets such as Mary Leapor and Ann Yearsley, and the “Turkish Embassy” letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. Students will visit a selection of London’s centers for the written word, including the Sir John Ritblat Gallery at the British Library and the Women’s Library at the London Metropolitan University.

LITT 3003 LNEN

ART LEGACY OR TUDOR PROPAGANDA: SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA

This course will offer an introduction to Shakespeare’s life and work by studying his plays on the page and in performance. We will read and analyse a wide range of Shakespeare’s works, focusing on his plays from all dramatic genres but also some of his poetry. You will get a better understanding of his style, his use of other sources for inspiration, and his occasional collaboration with contemporary dramatists. It’s impossible to study Shakespeare’s plays without knowing more about the times and places he lived in – this course will provide a solid socio-historical background to Renaissance England, with particular emphasis on London and the influence of Queen Elizabeth I.’s and King James I.’s court.

You will learn more about the way Shakespeare’s texts were published, the rediscovery of Shakespeare (e.g. by David Garrick), and the celebration of his works in other forms of art.

Shakespeare wrote his works for performance, hence performance analysis will play a big part in this course. We will see at least 4 live performances of Shakespeare’s plays in London and shall closely analyse the different aspects of each performance, e.g. set and lighting design, the use of different stage forms, acting, directing, audience participation and music. Excerpts from other modern interpretations of Shakespeare will be shown on DVD, but we shall also look at additional sources such as photographs, stage models, audio recordings, theatre reviews, academic articles and books.

A backstage theatre tour at the Globe Theatre (tbc) will give you a better idea of the tireless efforts of the American Sam Wanamaker and his colleagues that made the recreation of a Shakespearean stage possible. It also explains in detail how the Globe is used nowadays and how performances here might differ from more conventional stages.

There will be at least one acting workshop with a theatre director (tbc) and an actor, followed by a Q&A session in which you will be able to get an insight into ”practical” approaches to Shakespeare and the ways directors and actors manage to re-interpret the old texts in rehearsals. During a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon you will not only see the Royal Shakespeare Company perform one of Shakespeare’s plays but we will visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and his grave at Holy Trinity Church.

THES 3001 LNEN

BRITISH THEATER: A HISTORY

This course offers a general introduction to British theatre history through text and performance analysis. It gives you the opportunity to see a wide canon of plays in performance and study texts and relevant secondary sources, including interviews, pictorial and photographic material, reviews and academic articles. We will study a number of British plays which are key pillars of British theatre history. By reading and analysing them in chronological order we will be able to follow developments from early medieval England to modern playwrights and their work today, tracing major developments in writing for and about theatre, and understanding how theatre making in Britain has evolved in the last seven centuries. We will discuss key dramatists, theories, and stage practice and look at other historical material such as playbills, reviews, biographies and interviews to understand theatre’s socio-political impact on this country and the Commonwealth.

The other focus of this course will be on performance analysis, an aspect that is shaped and defined by the plays currently being performed on the London stages. You will see a variety of performances on the London stage with modern interpretations of traditional plays as well as newly written and devised material. We will discuss the role of theatre in today’s society, its relevance and its ability to address issues such as politics, race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion and class. We will also talk about the historical context and stage history of these plays. In our post-show discussions we will talk about various aspects of each performance, including set and lighting design, the use of different stage forms, acting, directing, audience participation and music.

The course will introduce you to theatre-related terminology and a wide range of materials used by theatre historians to reconstruct and reassess historical performances, such as theatre reviews, playbills, promptbooks, film and photographic material. A backstage tour of one of the London theatres will provide you with a better understanding of modern theatre practice, illustrating the history and present-day use of different theatre venues and different stage forms, as well as the work of set and costume designers. We will visit the Theatre and Performance Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum for a glimpse into theatre history and to discuss their current exhibition

BUSINESS TRACK

(GI) BUSI 3003 LNEN

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

This course examines a multinational corporation and the ways it formulates, implements, evaluates, and conducts its international and global business in the most cost-effective and efficient way. As an organic entity, an organization must effectively coordinate all business units (human resources, finance, accounting, sales and marketing, R&D, logistics, corporate social responsibility, just to name a few) across national boundaries, extending them to places where the environment can be challenging and, at times, even hostile. Based on strong intercultural communication skills between all national and international units, management practices among the external and internal environments will constantly interact and determine the success or failure of a company in the international arena. This course will equip students with the necessary tools and concepts to analyze and understand the formulation, implementation and evaluation of a company.

(GI) MGMT 3001 LNEN

BUSINESS ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP

This course examines the philosophical foundations and basic principles of ethics as they apply to businesses and the environments in which they operate. Real-world case studies are used to provide students with insight into how businesses and organizations manage – and in some cases fail to manage – challenging ethical and moral dilemmas. Students also consider the particular responsibilities of business leaders in fostering ethical awareness and practices within the corporate context.

(GI) MKTG 3001 LNEN

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Students will gain an understanding of the issues and processes involved in developing an international marketing and branding strategy and plan, as well as the execution of marketing and PR operations on an international scale. Course content and practical assignments focus on real-world problems such as identifying and evaluating opportunities in international markets, developing and adapting marketing tactics in relation to multiple, specific national market needs and constraints, and coordinating marketing and branding strategies in global markets. Guest lectures by local business professionals and company visits provide first-hand context and experience for the issues explored in the course.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE TRACK

(GI) POLI 3002 LNEN

EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE POLITICAL SYSTEMS

This course examines the political systems of various European nation-states. Focus is placed on the main political cleavages in each, such as class, ideology, ethnicity, and religion, and how these divisions have influenced the political playing field. Additional topics include nationalism, citizenship, party structures, corporatism, the welfare state, and electoral politics. A special focus will be recent symptomatic challenges to European democracy. As we compare the features of these different democratic systems in detail and relate them to their historical and cultural context, we will focus on three major challenges common to all of these democracies: the decreasing level of participation, especially regarding voter turnout; the decline of large political parties, which raises the question of who, in future, is going to mediate between the citizens’ interests and those of the state; and the perception that the major decisions in democratic countries are increasingly made outside the purview of democratic institutions.

INRE 3001 LNEN

TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS: UNITED KINGDOM, EUROPE, AND THE UNITED STATES

Through periods of war and peace, tension and détente, the United Kingdom and the United States have maintained close ties to one another, often referred to as the “special relationship”. This course examines the transatlantic relationship between the British and U.S. governments within the context of European and global politics and power in the period from the end of WWI to the twenty-first century. Students also examine and analyze differing values, conceptions, and misconceptions held among British and American leaders and citizens on both sides of the Atlantic (including anti-Americanism and anti-Europeanism). Examples of cooperation, competition, military – and economic – alliances, secrecy, and transparency are examined through use of historical case studies. This course will include a visit to the Europe House in London in order to explore the creative, cultural, and historical connections between the USA, UK and Europe in London.

(GI) INRE 4007 LNEN

CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The course provides an overview of important international conflicts of our time, their causes, main agents, and recent developments. Investigating a number of case studies will allow us to not only identify and learn in detail about different areas of international controversy, but also to study models of international cooperation. Course participants are to analyze a variety of current conflicts by diagnosing the conflict, providing an outlook for the medium-term future, and proposing solutions. Classroom content is supplemented and enhanced by debate meetings with experts and practitioners from different organizations and institutions.

The course addresses the following and other questions: In which policy domains do we find contemporary / future international controversies? What are the ways in which these controversies are diffused and settled? What are existing obstacles to the resolution and settlement of international conflicts? What major multilateral forums exist? Is global governance a realistic and desirable goal? What could possible forms look like?

(GI) INRE 3009 LNEN

EUROPEAN IMMIGRATION

Subjects of migration vary in different geographies and time scales. Migration is sometimes explored as the movement of people (together with knowledge, goods, capital and networks) across borders. It is understood as a platform of challenges. It is also examined in relation to state policies. The course will provide a detailed review of European immigration particularly since the late 20th century. The course is arranged thematically, rather than temporally. By looking at various subjects of European immigration through empirical case studies, it will build up an interactive discussion with some questions: what are the definitions of migration? Who is (not) a migrant? Who has control over the definitions? What are the features of migration? Does it complement, compete with, subvert and / or foreshadow ethnic, national, religious, class and gender identities? How do practices of migration cohabit with the state? What are the references in migration studies to concepts such as multiculturalism, toleration, collective rights, alienation and difference?

(GI) RELI 2001 LNEN / POLI 2001 LNEN

POLITICS OF RELIGION

This course examines the relationship between church, religion and state, evaluating a comprehensive range of thematic approaches in the politics of religion. Where evidence, both current and historical, suggests a relationship between religion and morality, this course will review how religious morality informs the politics of the state, and how some societies are moving towards popular and populist notions of civic morality. Through the contrast between civic and religious morality, students will explore case studies in different countries on issues such as homosexuality, contraceptives, abortion, legitimate and illegitimate violence, the role of women in society, and the significance of rational thought in the sciences.

COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM, AND NEW MEDIA TRACK

(GI) COMM 3003 LNEN

MASS MEDIA IN EUROPE

This course provides an overview of the major branches of mass media in the dominant European markets, with a focus on the transition from traditional mass media to digital media. After an introduction to media history, theories, and current research, the course examines specific industries such as television, radio, music, film, and print. Theories and models of mass communication are introduced and analyzed against their practical application in the markets studied in the course. Students are asked to compare how political and regulatory influences impact different sectors of the media in several European countries. The course is taught using a dynamic mix of lectures, case study discussions, student presentations, and site visits.

(GI) COMM 3004 LNEN

MUSIC, MEDIA, AND PUBLIC SPHERES

This course examines music markets and the ongoing evolution of the music industry with a focus on the cultural and social influence of music, the changing perspective of music consumers, and the role of artists and producers. Students will learn about varying debates and models within the music industry, the interaction of music with other media, and the intersection of traditional music forms (radio, records, and concerts) with new technologies such as on-line audio streaming. The course will also explore the importance and economic contribution of popular and alternative music festivals. Utilizing the city as a field site for study, this course will encourage students to engage with a range of music performances and events. The course is taught using a dynamic mix of lectures, case study discussions, student presentations, and a field trip to a local music label.

(GI) COMM 3301 LNEN

INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP

In this class, students develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in their study abroad location as well as in other intercultural contexts. We will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of your experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that you can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. You will increase your own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help you become more effective in an interdependent world.

(GI) JOUR 3001 LNEN

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISM

This course is designed to provide an introduction to the theories and techniques of journalism, with an emphasis on fairness and accuracy of journalistic coverage of diverse, multi-ethnic communities, the role of journalism in democratic societies, news values and ethics, and reporting and writing techniques. All this is done with a special comparative focus on the situation of journalism in the country of study, in Europe as a whole and the U.S. Using specific examples from especially the first two geographical and political areas, students examine the influence of journalism on politics, business, and society. Being in a vibrant European capital, with dozens of newspapers, magazines, and new media produced here, students experience the location and organizers of the most influential national press briefings as well as attend an editorial board meeting of one of the most popular daily newspapers. They will also pay particular attention to the role of foreign correspondents. Much of the coursework will include practical reporting, with students developing a journalism portfolio based on weekly exercises.

(GI) COMM 3009 LNEN
MEDIA, GENDER AND IDENTITY

In this course, students will apply a critical lens to representations of gender and identity in contemporary media. Taking gender and sexuality as a critical starting point, we will examine the construction of identities under the simultaneous influence of race, class, and nationality. By focusing on popular representations in both the US and the European country where the course is taking place, we will gain a deeper understanding of identities as both culturally specific and influenced by global media. Instead of suggesting that contemporary identities are determined by what we see on TV screens, computers, and in local movie theaters, the course seeks to describe the complex interactions between national audiences and concrete media productions, and analyzes how different audiences reproduce or challenge traditional concepts and stereotypes of gender, race, sexuality, and class. By combining the study of theoretical texts with examples from the advertisement industry, television, the movies, and other forms of contemporary cultural expression, it offers a comprehensive and thorough introduction to contemporary studies of the media and identity.

JOUR 3002 LNEN

FOURTH ESTATE: BRITISH MEDIA AND POLITICAL STRUCTURE

Students will explore the British media’s influence on public opinion and the political sphere in contemporary British society. The course focuses on broadcasting and print media, exploring the dynamic relationship between evolving media technologies – including the rapid rise of social media – and its influence on cultural and political discourse. By examining Britain’s unique newspaper culture and the continuing strong presence of tabloid and quality broadsheets, students will explore the enormous influence that the press wields in shaping agendas, and the frequent abuse of that power. They will also examine how broadcast and online technologies are changing the power balance in a rapidly evolving media landscape. Students meet people directly involved in local tabloid media production as well as those from the political arena who work to influence the media.

GLOBAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH TRACK

(GI) PUBH 3003 LNEN

COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

Students learn about the economic, cultural, ethical, and structural challenges faced by health care systems today. The course explores different approaches to health care system organization and financing, strategies for using limited resources, and challenges to providing universal access to health care. Students address specific approaches to these challenges, with a comparative focus on European countries and the United States.

(GI) PUBH 3002 LNEN
COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

This course examines the interface of community involvement and highly effective governmental approaches to public health. By studying how actors in the public health sphere collaborate to identify public health needs, select appropriate responses, and implement large-scale projects, students will gain understanding of the different public health issues facing communities in Europe, and the varied approaches to public health. The course pays special attention to identifying and understanding the main actors in public health systems, how public health policies and systems are influenced, and how the implementation of public health tools are affected by cultural and religious traditions. Students participate in site visits to public health institutions at various levels (local, regional, national).

(GI) PUBH 3006 LNEN / INRE 3008 LNEN

CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN GLOBAL HEALTH

In this course students examine the economic, cultural, ethical, and structural challenges faced by health care systems today. The course explores different approaches to health care system organization and financing, strategies for using limited resources, and challenges to providing universal access to health care. Students address specific approaches to these challenges, with a comparative focus on European countries and the United States.

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Each Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s academic track, project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.

Students in London may participate in an Academic Project in block II or III. To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project in order to prepare for and plan the placement. There are a limited number of openings for the Internship and Service-Learning Project placements, and a separate visa is required.

(GI) INSH 3801 LNEN

INTERNSHIP SEMINAR

The CIEE Academic Internship provides immersion in the local work environment and helps build both practical skills and intercultural competence. Students will learn how to apply academic knowledge in a business setting, interact with co-workers, and compare teamwork and interpersonal interactions in different cultures. Students will work in local companies and organizations for a total of 100-120 contact hours. On-site experience is reinforced by a solid academic component with weekly seminar meetings and individual academic advising meetings, for a total of 15 contact hours. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

(GI) INDR 4901 BRGE

DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

CIEE supports qualified students who wish to pursue an academically rigorous independent research project while abroad. In order to enroll, students must submit a research proposal including a clearly defined research topic, explanation of research plans, description of preparation in the planned area of study, list of resources, tentative outline of a final paper, and suggested schedule of progress. Students complete a total of 100-120 hours of research and meet regularly with an advisor to complete an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate research project and final research paper. Approval for participation in Directed Independent Research must be obtained from CIEE and the student’s home institution prior to arrival on the program. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours

(GI) SVCL 3701 LNEN

SERVICE-LEARNING PROJECT

The Service-Learning Project combines a practical community-based project with a CIEE Seminar and is designed to challenge students to combine their course-based learning with practical experiences in relevant community-based projects. The project consists of a new project (or an extension of an existing project) that meets the demonstrated need of a local community organization. Students are required to develop a diagnostic plan and to produce a full project proposal that will be reviewed for approval by a service-learning committee by the end of the previous academic block of study. The project will include a community needs-assessment, data collection, and final presentation. Students will work in local organizations for a total of 100-120 contact hours. The service-learning seminar covers the core service-learning principles of engagement, reflection, reciprocity, and public dissemination. Total contact hours: 115-135. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

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