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Program Overview

Program Overview

We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for Open Campus programs starting at $6,500. 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™.

Design 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 diverse options, then choose from our 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 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, politics, and more. Explore it 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.
  • Health Sciences - 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 a 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 classes taught on a unique six-week academic block system, which results in courses that are taught more intensively than in a traditional semester-length course. Student should be prepared for a more focused academic experience with longer class sessions. 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, London and Paris. Students typically take two courses per block, one of which might be an Academic Project (internship, service learning project, or independent research).

Stay in London – or combine multiple 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 and experience more of Europe in CIEE’s unique Global Scholar program.

Global Scholars are students who combine sessions in the Open Campus programs in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome. To amplify and maximize the experience, all Global Scholars participate in Global Scholars Online (GSO), a virtual course that will accompany you on your journey to multiple CIEE Global Institutes. GSO will help you squeeze the most learning and benefit out of your time abroad. It will support you in connecting with peers, making sense of cultural differences, and transitioning between multiple 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, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

CIEE Directed Independent Research

Make the most of your study abroad experience – gain academic credit while working outside the classroom with participation in an optional CIEE Directed Independent Research Project. Pursue an academically rigorous research project and final research paper of your own design.

For these projects, you might work at organizations such as the Raindance Independent Film Festival, Live Nation, the British Red Cross, Oxfam, Kids Cookery School, and more.

To be eligible to participate in independent research, students must be in London for at least two consecutive blocks; independent research is offered only in blocks 2 and 3. Additional restrictions apply.

EXCURSIONS

Go out and experience all this vibrant city has to offer. Excursions and cultural activities in and around London complement coursework and immerse you in British history and culture. You might visit the British Treasury to learn how fiscal policy and macroeconomic affairs are determined; tour the British Broadcasting Corporation to explore public broadcasting in Europe; or take a trip to the Science Museum to explore the history, debates, and development of modern psychology.

STUDY TOURS

Each academic block features a two-night study tour to a different region of the United Kingdom or another country that’s designed around the theme of your academic track. Gain practical experience gathering community stories at a journalism workshop in Liverpool. 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
Fall Block I 2016 (6 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
09/24/2016
$6,500

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 **
$4,002
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$118

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 2016 (12 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
11/05/2016
$12,500

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 **
$7,922
Housing
$4,160
Insurance
$118

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 2016 (18 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
12/17/2016
$17,000

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 **
$10,342
Housing
$6,240
Insurance
$118

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 2016 (6 wks)
06/01/2016
09/26/2016
11/05/2016
$6,500

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 **
$4,002
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$118

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 2016 (12 wks)
06/01/2016
09/26/2016
12/17/2016
$12,500

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 **
$7,922
Housing
$4,160
Insurance
$118

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 2016 (6 wks)
07/01/2016
11/07/2016
12/17/2016
$6,500

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 **
$4,002
Housing
$2,080
Insurance
$118

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 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)
05/01/2017
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)
05/01/2017
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

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Fall Blocks I, II, III 2017 (18 wks)
05/01/2017
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

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Fall Block II 2017 (6 wks)
06/01/2017
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

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Fall Blocks II, III 2017 (12 wks)
06/01/2017
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

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Fall Block III 2017 (6 wks)
07/01/2017
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

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OC Academic Year 2016-2017 (39 wks)
05/01/2016
08/15/2016
05/13/2017
$32,300

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 **
$13,113
Housing
$18,720
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
$5,400
International Airfare *
$1,250
Local Transportation
$1,200
Books & Supplies
$600
Visa Fees **
$500
Personal expenses
$6,000
Expenses during break ***
$900

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

*** academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

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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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Ray Casserly, PhD

Director, Global Institute – London

Ray Casserly holds a doctorate in ethnomusicology/anthropology of music from the School of History and Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast. Aside from his previous teaching role at the Queen's University of Belfast, he is experienced in the organization and delivery of numerous cross-community and cross-border initiatives with various music groups in Northern Ireland. Ray continues to incorporate his musical interests into his research on the highly sensitive political issue of parades in Northern Ireland. His academic interests include music and conflict, communal memory, and identity in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Having participated in a study abroad program to the United States, Ray is readily available to offer assistance and support, based on his own personal experiences for American students fitting into a foreign culture. Supporting and connecting students to their host environment is central to Ray’s ambitions. He has interwoven his research and international education work by connecting CIEE students and faculty to key community figures and leading academics in the United Kingdom. These exclusive encounters for students provide the balance between theory and practice, and observation and engagement, and help develop a unique, holistic, and high-quality study abroad learning opportunity for CIEE participants.

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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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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 inan international student residence hall near the King’s Cross St. Pancras National Rail and London Underground stations, an ideal location and within walking distance of the CIEE Global Institute, the British Museum, and the British Library. Students are accommicated in rooms with private en-suite bathrooms. Meals are not included, but students can prepare their own meals in the provided kitchens. Larger common areas are on the ground floor for work and relaxation, and the dorm provides a series of activities and events to help students integrate with the residential community and beyond.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in London before you leave home with an online predeparture orientation to help you understand more about the program and focus your goals. CIEE resident staff members meet with students online and share information about the program and site, highlighting issues that past students have said are important, and allowing you to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish.

A two- to three-day on-site orientation at the beginning of each academic block introduces you to London, British society and culture, and the CIEE academic program. During orientation, you’ll get practical information on living in England, and London in particular. Excursions in and around the city introduce you to the subway system and highlight points of interest, resources, and amenities.

Students continuing from previous academic blocks must attend certain components of the on-site orientation, but also will have a mini-break between blocks.

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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

DIRECTED INDEPENDENT RESEARCH

Qualified students can choose to pursue an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate independent research project and final paper while in London. To enroll, students must submit a research proposal that includes 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. Approval for participation in Directed Independent Research must be obtained from both CIEE and the student’s home institution prior to the program. Once a student’s plan is approved, CIEE staff in London meets with an appropriate faculty member, and works out the details of the project with the student following their arrival. Students may choose to combine independent research with community service work. Students complete a total of 135 hours of research and meet regularly with designated faculty advisors.

EXCURSIONS

CIEE students visit numerous significant London locations each semester to underscore and expand on classroom learning. Instructors lead detailed discussions before and after these excursions to encourage students to synthesize and reflect on their experiences.

Half- or full-day excursions may include: the British Broadcasting Corporation, one of Europe’s leading public service broadcasters; 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.

STUDY TOURS

Student participate in a multi-day study tour to another country or region in the United Kingdom during each academic block, designed to support and further learning.

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 neighbour; Liverpool – to examine health challenges that developed alongside industry;Dover, to learn how migration issues affect Great Britain; Belfast, to examine the conflict that place in recent UK history; The Hague and tour the International Court of Justice; 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 that reflect London’s diverse population; guided walks to explore London’s vibrant arts scene; trips to local street and film festivals; 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 University College London Student Union to engage with local 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 typically take two courses per academic block.

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

Class environment varies depending on the course. CIEE courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute – London are for CIEE students only, and are designed to follow U.S. academic culture and standards. 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.

NATURE OF CLASSES

Courses taught at the CIEE Global Institute are for CIEE students only. Each course is a full semester in content, so the pace is quick and the work load demanding. Classes are scheduled Monday-Friday and meet either two, three, or four times per week. 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.

GRADING SYSTEM

The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. Students are graded on the basis of 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 England’s most-respected universities and research institutions to ensure the highest-quality course offerings. Faculty from local 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.

London Spring 2017 Course List

Courses offered by block and track; course list subject to change. All courses are 45 contact hours, credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours, unless otherwise noted. Subject to change.

“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) MGMT 3001 LNEN Business Ethics and Leadership

International Relations and Political Science

POLI 3001 LNEN Peace and Conflict Studies

(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 3004 LNEN Music, Media and Public Spheres

Health Sciences

(GI) PSYC 3002 LNEN Psychology of Health and illness

BLOCK 2

Academic Project

(GI) INDR 4901 LNEN Directed Independent Research

Literature and Culture

LITT 3001 LNEN 19th Century British Literature

LITT 3003 LNEN Art Legacy or Tudor Propaganda: Shakespearean Drama

Business

(GI) MKTG 3001 LNEN International Marketing

International Relations and Political Science

ANTH 3001 LNEN Imagined Communities: Fracturing of the British Nation

INRE 4002 LNEN Transatlantic Relations: United Kingdom, Europe and the United States

Communications, Journalism and New Media

(GI) COMM 3301 LNEN Intercultural Communication and Leadership

JOUR 3002 LNEN Fourth Estate: British Media and Political Structure

Health Sciences

(GI) PUBH 3003 LNEN Comparative Health Care Systems

BLOCK 3

Academic Project

(GI) INDR 4901 LNEN Directed Independent Research

Literature and Culture

THES 3001 LNEN British Theatre: A History

HIST 3001 LNEN The British Industrial Revolution

Business

(GI) BUSI 3003 LNEN International Management

International Relations and Political Science

(GI) INRE 4007 LNEN Contemporary Controversies in International Relations

Communications, Journalism and New Media

(GI) GEND 3002 LNEN / COMM 3005 LNEN Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Popular Culture

(GI) JOUR 3001 LNEN International Journalism

Health Sciences

(GI) PUBH 3004 LNEN / PSYC 3001 LNEN Family, Schools, and Child Development

CIEE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

LITERATURE AND CULTURE TRACK

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. This class will help students understand the impact of the industrial revolution on Britain’s role in European politics and the world. Students will visit sites relevant to the Industrial Revolution including Canary Wharf and the British Transport Museum.

HIST 3002 LNEN

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

World War I was a turning point in British social history, which provoked a reexamination of the relationship among the socio-economic classes in British society. This course examines key debates in British history between 1914 and 1920. It charts political, economic, and social change in early 20th century United Kingdom, including the suffragette movement, nationalism, and socialism. In this class, students will develop an increased ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contemporary British history, as well as an enhanced ability to critically evaluate historical issues and problems in this field. Students will visit public spaces in London and several museums, including the Imperial War Museum.

LITT 3001 LNEN

19TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

At the peak of the Victorian era, the arts, learning, and literature received extensive support from the state, with British literature reaching great heights in popularity. Key authors from the 19th century include Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, George Eliot, Rudyard Kipling, Jane Austin, and the Bronte sisters. In examining the works of authors from this period, students will explore the significance of 19th-century British literature and the socio-political contexts of the writings. Students will visit a selection of London’s museums for the written word, including Dickens House Museum, Carlyle’s House, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum.

LITT 3002 LNEN

BRITISH WOMEN’S LITERATURE

This class considers how women writers have been constrained by – and 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, and Emily Bronte; 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 examines all the major genres of William Shakespeare: comedy, tragedy, history, romance, and poetry. Students will study Shakespeare’s use and manipulation of history; the influence of classical ideas and religion on his works; the importance of reception, readers and audiences; the “development” of a Shakespearean style; the political Shakespeare; the importance of early modern laughter, jokes, and puns; the poetic Shakespeare; and the Shakespearean rhetoric. A wide range of Shakespearean texts will be studied, including some of his less well-known works. Students will visit sites of significance to Shakespeare including The Globe Theater exhibition and Garrick’s Temple to Shakespeare.

THES 3001 LNEN

BRITISH THEATER: A HISTORY

This course introduces students to a variety of theater histories and historical methodologies, ranging from classic drama and Elizabethan and Jacobean theater to performance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, and from dramatic text to theatrical apparatus. Looking at key developments in theater historiography, students will consider issues such as the materiality of the stage; history and heritage; writing national theater histories; and the theatrical cultures of the past. Students will visit the Theater and Performance collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the White Lodge Museum and Ballet Resource Center.

BUSINESS TRACK

(GI) BUSI 3003 LNEN

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

This course will examine the ways that international and multinational companies develop international management strategies in order to effectively fulfill their vision and mission. Lectures, readings, and assignments focus on operations, management, and organization of multinational business ventures. The course examines the importance of effective intercultural communication among units of internationally distributed companies, their partners, and clients. International companies in and around London help students learn firsthand about the theories, issues, and practices discussed in class.

(GI) BUSI 3004 LNEN

ENTREPRENEURIALISM IN A EUROPEAN CONTEXT

Students will develop a solid foundation in understanding the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the modern global economy. Entrepreneurship is an ever more important force in job creation, competitiveness, innovation, and economic growth. This course examines the state of entrepreneurship in Europe and assesses the outlook for the EU in its push to maintain and grow its economic and competitive strength, especially in view of emerging economic rivals. Special attention is paid to the legal, political, and economic consequences of increased entrepreneurial activity in EU countries. Company visits and guest lectures from local entrepreneurs allow students to witness and discuss contemporary entrepreneurship in action.

(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 the 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 public relations 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 specific national sociological and cultural market needs and constraints; and coordinating marketing and branding strategies in global markets. Included guest lectures by local business professionals and company visits provide firsthand context and experience for the issues explored in the course.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE TRACK

ANTH 3001 LNEN

IMAGINED COMMUNITIES: FRACTURING OF THE BRITISH NATION

This class will examine the numerous and sometimes conflicting national identities within the United Kingdom. Special focus shall be placed on how increased immigration into the United Kingdom in the latter half of the twentieth century further challenged the racial, ethnic, and religious stereotypes associated with British identity, with key critical writers arguing that the United Kingdom nation-state no longer exists in tandem with one homogenous ethnicity. Students will investigate how historical and socio-economic factors influence national identities through case studies. Students will visit the several ethnographic sites around the city, including the Windrush Centre in Brixton, to meet with representatives to debate nationalism in the United Kingdom.

INRE 4002 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. Focus is placed on the diplomatic dynamics of key historical events and the role of the media and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the period following World War II and leading up to the modern National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal. Students also examine and analyze differing values, conceptions, and mis-conceptions 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 visits to Europe House in London, the International Brigade Monument, and the American Memorial Chapel in St. Paul’s Cathedral in order to explore the creative, cultural, and historical connections between the U.S., UK, and Europe in London.

(GI) INRE 4007 LNEN

CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

This course looks at the legacy of the British Empire in sites of conflict and controversy throughout the world. In the African continent, the Middle East, and in the Indian sub-continent, the fallout from the collapse of the British Empire continues to resonate, often through violence amongst the people from the former colonies. This course will explore, using case studies from Africa, the Middle East, and the Indian sub-continent, the issues and difficulties surrounding former British colonies, and how these difficulties are impacting world stability and peace. It will examine the role of the British Government in current controversies and difficulties in relation to their foreign, economic, and military policies in the regions studied. Students will meet with representatives from the Palestinian solidarity movement, and the Pro-Israeli lobby in London on the British role and influence in the Middle East.

POLI 3001 LNEN

PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

This course explores and analyzes strategies for preserving and achieving peace and for managing and containing large-scale violent conflicts. Emphasis is placed on the European context, which is analyzed from two dramatically different perspectives: non-violent social movements and peace-preserving security policies through transnational cooperation among states. While the bottom-up perspective of non-violent protest is traditionally associated with peace and conflict studies, the top-down perspective of states as agents for peace and civil security has increasingly become the focus of peace researchers since the end of World War II. Using the peace process in Northern Ireland as a case study, students will investigate the dynamics and difficulties in maintaining a peace agreement. Experts in the field lecture in class, and visits to organizations working in the field of policing, security, peace, and conflict in London are offered to enhance the learning experience.

(GI) RELI 2001 LNEN / POLI 2001 LNEN

POLITICS OF RELIGION

This course will critically evaluate contemporary public discourses suggesting Northern Hemisphere societies are moving towards secular, and presumed progressive positions, whilst North Africa, Middle-Eastern, and other developing regions are portrayed or stereotyped as sites of virtually eternal religious based conflict. In order to provide students with the critical competencies to evaluate the impact of religion within geopolitical states, this course will explore the relationship between church, religion, politics, and the state through a comprehensive range of thematic approaches. Students in this course will assess evidence, both current and historical, on the relationship between religion and morality and how religious morality informs the politics of the state. This course will examine how and why some societies are moving from traditional religious moral frameworks towards often contrasting popular and populist notions of civic morality through case studies in different countries focusing 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 will give 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 a visit to London Studios and the National Media Museum.

(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. Students will learn about different business models in 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 online audio streaming. The course will also explore the importance and economic contribution of popular and alternative music festivals throughout the United Kingdom. The British Phonographic Industry will be used as a model for discussing digital rights management, the rise of independent labels, and copyright issues. 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 course, you will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help you more appropriately and effectively engage, communicate, and lead in London and in other intercultural contexts. Course participants explore a variety of topics in intercultural communication based in the context of students’ experiences abroad, and practice intercultural learning processes that can be applied when working across cultural differences in a wide variety of common contexts. Students increase their cultural self-awareness and develop critical personal leadership skills that equip them to become more effective citizens and leaders in an increasingly 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-racial communities, the role of journalism in democratic societies, news values and ethics, and reporting and writing techniques. Using specific examples from contemporary Europe and the United Kingdom, students examine the influence of journalism on politics, business, and society. Students will visit the National Union of Journalists headquarters in London to examine the organization’s role in promoting freedoms for international journalism.

JOUR 3002 LNEN

FOURTH ESTATE: BRITISH MEDIA AND POLITICAL STRUCTURE

Students will develop an understanding of the influence of the media on public opinion and social interaction in contemporary British society. The course focuses on broadcasting and print media, exploring the dynamic relationship between the development of communication technologies and the content of media messages. Students will investigate the development and impact of British tabloid culture, along with the interaction between the state, politics, and the media in British society. This course will examine the language of tabloid media in relation to conflicts involving the United Kingdom, and tabloid commentary on contemporary British society. Students meet people directly involved in local tabloid media production and get a close-up view of the broadcasting process at BBC Studios in London.

(GI) GEND 3002 LNEN / COMM 3005 LNEN

GENDER, RACE, SEXUALITY, AND POPULAR CULTURE

Through this course, students will apply a critical lens to the representation of gender, race, and sexuality in popular cultural media including British TV, film, radio, the Internet, music, magazines and literature. Comparisons are made with similar representations in other European countries and the United States. Course materials pay special attention to questions of other identity markers such as race, economic status, and disability and the body. The course combines key concepts and theoretical frameworks in critical theory and cultural studies with analyses of media and popular cultural sites. This course will include guest lectures from media, and site visits to community groups and NGOs promoting awareness of sexuality issues in the community.

HEALTH SCIENCES TRACK

(GI) PUBH 3003 LNEN

COMPARATIVE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

This course explores the impact of demographics, infrastructure, political and public will, global economic conditions, and geopolitical circumstances on healthcare systems. Evidence-based health policy research points to the need to carefully assess health care delivery systems in individual countries in order to identify initiatives, patterns, and mechanisms that have most likely contributed to successful reforms and sustainable financing arrangements. Comparisons will be made among the different EU actors with special reference to the debate on health care in the U.S. Different countries commonly have different goals and motivations for introducing certain health care policies and interventions. Students will learn about, assess, and understand these unique interests, needs, and historical experiences that shape current health care at the national level. Visits to private and public health institutions in London are included.

(GI) PUBH 3004 LNEN / PSYC 3001 LNEN

FAMILY, SCHOOLS, AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Students will gain insight into the British approach to ensuring that children grow up healthy and with opportunities to become contributing members of society. The historical roots, current issues, and future challenges related to children’s wellbeing are addressed in this course. Students gain diverse knowledge and form opinions on a broad spectrum of related topics including: family life in British communities, the influence of the turbulent 20th century on British youth and education, regional differences in educational systems, preventive youth health care, public policy on social services and divorce support, parental leave, and day care provision. Guest lectures and site visits to lobby groups, NGOs, and community health centers enhance the learning experience around this important area of British society and culture.

(GI) PSYC 3002 LNEN

PSYCHOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS

Health psychology focuses on the relationship between behavior, health, and illness while trying to identify the predictors of health-compromising and health-enhancing factors. Through a dual focus on health care and psychology, students will examine illness identities in the British/EU context. Special emphasis will be placed on cultural differences related to quality of life, self-help, religious beliefs, alternative medicine, and rituals related to dying and death. Through an examination of the relevant literature, guest lectures and site visits, the course addresses philosophical questions about the perceptions and definitions of what it means to be “healthy” or “unhealthy” within a cultural context.

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