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In London, you’ll study in a Russell Square Georgian townhouse with a royal past. It’s the perfect base to get to know Bloomsbury with its prestigious institutions and landmarks like the British Museum, the British Library, and one of the city’s largest Royal Parks just steps away.


  • Residence hall with en suite bathrooms, café, kitchenettes, laundry facilities, a gym, study and common areas
  • Hi-tech classrooms
  • Study tours and trips each block
  • Steps to the nearest Tube station giving easy access to the entire city
  • CIEE staff support you in your day-to-day life in London and have the inside scoop on local events, volunteer opportunities, and more

CIEE Global Institute London - Part of the Global Quad

A Custom Study Abroad Experience YOU Create

CIEE’s Global Institutes, located in six major international cities, provide students with a network of study abroad opportunities with course offerings coordinated to enable you to study in one location or multiple locations, in the same way you study on your home campus in one or in multiple buildings in the campus quad.

Each Global Institute offers a number of courses across five academic disciplines, offered in six week blocks.  This Open Campus Academic Model allows you to study in one location for a full semester, or create a custom, comparable study abroad experience that takes you to up to three international cities in CIEE’s Global Quad.

How Do I Create My Custom Study Program?

  1. Choose your location or locations (choose from six international cities), academic track, length of stay (6, 12 or 18 weeks).
  2. Decide if you want to pursue an academic project like an internship, service learning or research project.
  3. Consider applying for financial aid, a scholarship or a travel grant (CIEE awards over $6 million in financial aid each year.)

What is the Open Campus Advantage?

  • You study abroad in one, two or three leading international cities.
  • You meet requirements for your academic major or minor by taking classes in:
    1. Business
    2. Communications, Journalism and New Media
    3. Global and Community Health
    4. International Relations and Political Science
    5. Language, Literature and Culture
  • You participate in both study tours and cultural excursions.
  • You can pursue an academic project like an internship, service learning or research project.
  • You study in the heart of the city and live in international residence halls, apartments or home stays.

When Can I Study Abroad at CIEE’s Global Institutes?

Regardless of your school’s academic calendar our sequential block system is flexible letting you study in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome & Cape Town.

  • January Sessions: 3½-weeks
  • Spring and Fall Semester Programs: 6, 12 or 18 weeks; can be in one or up to three unique locations
  • Summer Sessions: 4, 8 or 12 weeks; in one or more locations

Learn more about our London Open Campus Program.


Enroll in up to one course at the University of Westminster, in a traditional English classroom setting. It’s a great way to immerse yourself in British culture and get to know your peers. (Restrictions apply; for students staying at least three blocks in London.)


Inspired by sustainability or architecture or Internship opportunities? Our Global Institute in London also offers these programs in the fall:


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