Location
  • England
    • London
Term
Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Accounting Anthropology Arts Business Chemistry Design Economics Entrepreneurship History Hospitality International Business International Relations Political Science Psychology +4

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Apartment Dormitory
Language
English

Pricing

Price Details
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE! Our high-quality programs include tuition, housing, on-site airport pick-up, field trips and cultural activities, 24/7 on-site professional staff, and automatic iNext insurance. There are no hidden charges or surprises when you arrive, and scholarships opportunities are available!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance
Jan 21, 2022
Sep 23, 2022
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About Program

It’s no surprise London remains one of the most popular destinations for study abroad students. Bustling with must-see art, music, theater, and fashion, the capital of the United Kingdom never runs shy of excitement or attractions.

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Program Highlights

  • CIEE London is located in the heart of Bloomsbury, one of the most vibrant and student-populated neighborhoods of central London.
  • Hit London’s highlights like the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, the British Museum, East London’s street art scene, and more.
  • Experience contemporary London entertainment by attending sporting events, concerts, and theater.
  • Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.
  • Do London on your own terms by customizing your experience through the Open Campus program. Take one, two, or three six-week blocks, select your academic track from six options, then choose your courses from a wide range of subject areas.

Popular Programs

CIEE London Summer Programs

Study abroad this summer in London and immerse yourself in this trendy metropolis brimming with culture, fashion, architecture, history, and food. Earn credits toward your degree with coursework on British theatre, business, politics, art, media, and social science.

CIEE London Semester Programs

All London courses complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding. Study at CIEE Global Institute in London or take classes at Goldsmiths, University of London, University College London or University of Westminster.

CIEE London January Program

Study abroad this January in London, a global hub for arts, music, fashion, and literature.

london landmark

With CIEE's Open Campus Block Programs, you can design your very own study abroad program to include up to three different locations for 6, 12 or 18 weeks.

Stay in one city the entire time or spend other blocks at our other Open Campus Block locations in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dublin, Kyoto, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, or Sydney.

Scholarships

CIEE

CIEE Scholarships and Grants

CIEE’s need-based grants offer support to students who face financial barriers to studying abroad. CIEE awards need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection. The Gilman Go Global Grant offers students $750-$2,000 toward airfare, plus $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs.

Value
$500 - $2,500

Program Reviews

8.62 Rating
based on 13 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 69.23%
  • 7-8 rating 23.08%
  • 5-6 rating 7.69%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Academics 8.8
  • Support 8.3
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 7.8
  • Safety 9
  • Impact 0
  • Support 0
  • Fun 0
  • Value 0
  • Safety 0
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Ashley
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Semester Abroad in London

I had a wonderful semester abroad. The CIEE staff was welcoming and flexible, even when I had to join late because I got Covid. The academics were good, though different from school in the U.S. and took some adjustment. I attended University College London, and the biggest difference was that there was very little work throughout the semester—just reading mainly—and one final that was 100% of the grade. It was a little intimidating at first but I got used to it. The schedule was flexible as well, which made European travel attainable. I would highly recommend this program and CIEE as an organization.

Pros
  • Easy travel to other countries
  • Historical city
  • Beautiful campus in the city
Cons
  • Small apartment
  • Cold and rainy
  • Homesickness
1 person found this review helpful.
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claire
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Summer in London Review

CIEE's Summer in London program exceeded all of my expectations. It was the most amazing experience. The program was the perfect mix of academics and free time. I met some of the most wonderful people who have become lifelong friends and created memories that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The staff is so incredibly supportive and it's clear they want you to succeed. I never felt out of place in asking for help, which is extremely important being in a new country and experiencing completely new things. Overall, this program is one that I will recommend for a very long time.

Pros
  • Wonderful staff
  • Variety of coursework
  • Safe and comfortable accommodations
2 people found this review helpful.
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madeline
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer in London

I would absolutely take this opportunity again, the staff have been nothing but welcoming and kind. I knew I could go to them with anything, especially Olwyn. The academic course was challenging, but it’s enough time to be manageable with traveling on the weekends and still engaging in a healthy social life balance. I have met amazing people here in my program and I hope that the friendships I have made last a long time. I’ve loved getting to meet new people and have made life long, irreplaceable memories here in London! I hope to return in the future.

Pros
  • new people/friendships/connections
  • sightseeing
  • beautiful art and theater atmosphere
Cons
  • don’t love the stay club/living accomodations
  • i think my class was graded harder than the other class
  • no AC
9 people found this review helpful.
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Gabriella
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE University of Westminster Arts and Sciences Review

I've always dreamed of living abroad. My university had canceled all of its study-abroad programs due to COVID, so the only way for me to study abroad would be through an external program. I am extremely grateful to the CIEE for giving me this opportunity. The staff was extremely helpful and accessible. The courses that I took really stood out to me. I was able to take several courses on art and photography, and in these courses, my instructors made a point to expose us to the many museums and galleries London has to offer. I was able to have incredible cultural exposure just by going to class every day. The CIEE also made a point to organize many fun events to show us around London and expose us to different cities in the UK.

I had a bit of a difficult transition to London. My arrival was delayed due to COVID, and that made the new adjustment a challenge. I did not click with my roommates the way they all had and I felt very isolated for the first month or two. I found it incredibly difficult to make friends. The CIEE staff encouraged me to go to their events with students from other programs and helped me get in touch with mental health professionals, but I feel that many of the issues I was having were enhanced by the housing situation. The apartment they put us in was very nice, but I had no space for myself and was constantly forced to deal with the difficult roommate situation. The lack of individual rooms also became a problem when we contracted COVID and had to be moved in order to isolate.

Luckily, London is a great city to meet new people. Through the experiences that I had in London, I have become considerably more confident and independent. I learned to get out of my comfort zone and dive into new things and in doing so, I have made so many great friends. After the initially difficult adjustment, I am happy to say that my time in London has been amazing and I'm so grateful for these experiences. Through rail travel and cheap flights, it's a great place to be in to explore Europe. There is so much to do in London that you could never leave and still have an amazing time.

Pros
  • There are events every week
  • The staff is very friendly
  • Amazing city
Cons
  • You mostly meet Americans through this program (classes included)
  • Limited housing options
  • Poor COVID planning
11 people found this review helpful.
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Maddison
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fall 2019 Abroad

CIEE London is a great learning experience. Since I participated in the Open Campus program, I had the option to move between cities every 6 weeks but I decided to stay in London to get a feel for the city and do some in depth exploring. CIEE offers plenty of opportunities to adventure around the city you are studying in and with the weekend long excursions you learn even more about your host country! We went to Liverpool, York, and Cardiff (Wales!) while I was here and these trips were the things that I looked forward to the most. The staff is very helpful and friendly, which made the transition into living in another country quite inviting and welcoming. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to study abroad but also be around Americans at the same time.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would definitely travel much more than I did. I took a few trips outside the city to Cambridge, Bath, and Oxford, but I would've gone more outside the country as well.
37 people found this review helpful.
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Alisa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Fredrick Douglass Global Fellow

Studying abroad in London opened my eyes to the world. It helped me engage with people I would have never expected to have the opportunity to meet. This experience was one that helped me learn more about myself as an individual but also pay close attention to how I am similar to those around me and those who are not around me. It taught me more about hardships that others face and the limitations I unintentionally put on myself.
Studying in London allowed me to broaden my horizon, I would have never in a million years vision myself walking the street of the United Kingdom and for a month I did just that and more. I visited Northern Ireland, and woke up one morning in Paris as a dream come true! Trust yourself enough to accept the risk of growth. Sometimes we hate the feeling of being uncomfortable but it’s a sign of growth!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing, Honestly the program had so many excursions, I learned something new literally everyday.
36 people found this review helpful.
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Alex
5/10
No, I don't recommend this program

London Fall2018

I did have a great time abroad and met a lot of fun amazing people. Although this program could of been run a lot better. Compared to other CIEE global institutes that my friends told me about this one seemed to be run very poorly. I had a very hard time getting assistance from CIEE staff members and on occasion when I would ask them questions for help they wouldn’t even respond to my messages. In addition I felt that they avoided helping students in the program when they could’ve and did the least they could do to improve the experience for students. They were overall very hard to work with and it made my study abroad experience a lot harder to enjoy. Although London was a great city to study abroad in, I would not recommend doing it through CIEE. If you do wish to study with CIEE it might be better to study at one of their other global institutions that have better supporting staff.

34 people found this review helpful.
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Victoria
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Find Your Niche

The best part about studying in a global city like London is that there is something new and exciting around every corner. You don't always have to do the most touristy things when studying abroad. There are a plethora of places to explore outside the main attractions. I had the most fun wandering around with friends and getting lost. Try exploring places like Ealing, Shoreditch, Hackney, Brixton, and Camden Town to start!

37 people found this review helpful.

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