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Global Institutes
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Get the edge you need to succeed in today’s interconnected, intercultural world.

At CIEE’s Global Institutes in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome, you have unmatched flexibility to design a study abroad program that offers maximum mobility, immersion, and intensive study – tailored to fit your needs. Whether you want to study for 6, 12, or 18 weeks, you can build the ideal study abroad program with CIEE.

You’ll benefit from:

  • CIEE’s unique Open Campus block programs, which are designed to fit together seamlessly across locations, allowing you to move forward academically in one location or while easily traveling among our Global Institute locations in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome.
  • A range of courses and academic disciplines
  • Internships, directed independent research, and service-learning opportunities
  • Affordable programming options
  • Scholarships and grants to help fund your experience
  • Cultural activities that connect you with professionals, students, and others in your community
  • The chance to take part in weekend homestay
  • CIEE interest groups and Student Life Offices that will help you explore all that your host city has to offer

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Global Institute – Berlin

CIEE’s Global Institute – Berlin is your staging area for an energetic venture into Berlin’s creative economy. Housed in a newly renovated factory building in the Kreuzberg district, the campus is embedded in a neighborhood known for its thriving multiculturalism and artsy vibe. You’ll enjoy endless food and entertainment options, street festivals, and easy access to all of Berlin.

You’ll also be able to enjoy two of CIEE’s premier Global Programs, Global Architecture and Design, and Global Sustainability and Environment. Each program draws on leading resources in Europe to blend centuries-old infrastructure and tradition into cutting-edge – and smart – design.

Learn more about the Berlin Open Campus Program

Global Institute – London

CIEE Global Institute – London is your home on Russell Square in a renovated Georgian townhouse with royal connections.. There you’ll enjoy Bloomsbury’s best, with many prestigious cultural and educational institutions just steps away. You’ll find yourself amid numerous University of London Colleges and Institutes, all just a short walk from landmarks such as the British Museum, the British Library, and one of the city’s largest Royal Parks.

Learn more about the London Open Campus Program

Global Institute – Paris

CIEE’s Global Institute – Paris situates you in one of the world’s leading centers for art, cuisine, and fashion. Just minutes from campus, you’ll find the lively Sentier district in the 2nd arrondissement, known for textile manufacturing and Internet start-ups. From there, you can explore rue Montorgueil – a pedestrian-only haven of cafés, markets, tantalizing sweets, and so much more.

Learn more about the Paris Open Campus Program

Global Institute – Rome

CIEE’s Global Institute – Rome places at your door all that the Eternal City has to offer. Explore and experience one of the birthplaces of Western Civilization through a program tailored to your academic needs – and your passions – all just minutes from iconic landmarks such as Vatican City and the Colosseum.

Learn more about the Rome Open Campus Program

Global Scholars

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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A 3.0 overall GPA
  • Sophomore standing by the start of your experience

Program Requirements

  • Commitment to studying at three CIEE Global Institutes in one semester
  • Supplementing your studies with Global Scholars Online, an online comparative component
  • Documenting your experience with digital storytelling

Open Campus Program: Customize Your Academic Experience

CIEE’s Open Campus block model is unique among study abroad programs. Designed for maximum flexibility and academic rigor, it is the only program that gives you, the student, control over the design of your study abroad experience. You choose your academic track, program length, type of projects, and location – including the option to travel and study at up to three of our Global Institutes in a single semester.

Enrolling in courses through the Open Campus block model program promotes maximum cultural immersion, allowing you to engage in two courses in blocks of 6, 12, or 18 weeks in up to three CIEE Global Institute locations.

Academic Tracks

  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Business
  • Communications, Journalism, and New Media
  • Global and Community Health
  • International Relations and Political Science

Most classes at CIEE Global Institutes are taught in English. German, French, and Italian language courses at four levels are available in Berlin, Paris, and Rome to match all abilities and language acquisition goals. Students with advanced language skills (minimum of four semesters of college-level instruction or equivalent) should see syllabi for content courses taught in local languages.

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Berlin Open Campus Program
London Open Campus Program
Paris Open Campus Program
Rome Open Campus Program

Global Programs: Focus On a Key Academic Area

Dig deep into an academic area you’re passionate about. CIEE Global Programs feature a highly specialized curriculum that meets the unique academic needs of students in requirement-heavy majors. Each features a rigorous theory-and-practice approach that combines in-class discussion with hands-on fieldwork.

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Summer Programs: Build Your Best Summer Ever

CIEE summer study abroad programs make it easy to match your goals with your ideal destination, without interfering with your academic year.

Choose your adventure:

Berlin, Germany

London, England

Paris, France

Direct Enrollment: Learn Alongside Local Students

Enroll in courses at a CIEE local university partner, such as the Berlin School of Economics and Law or Westminster College, and learn alongside local students in a traditional German, English, Italian or French classroom setting. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in the culture of your host country and get to know your peers.

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