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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory / Student Residence, Hostel / Hotel Minimum GPA: 3.0
Academic Area: Communication, Film & Theatre, Criminal Justice, Humanities & Social Science, Management & Sports Management, Other Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

Semester in London


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Program Overview

Spend your semester living and learning in the capital of England! Designed for students from all academic backgrounds, the Semester in London program is the perfect chance to earn credits toward your degree while immersing yourself in British culture.??? 

When class is in session, you'll choose from a unique mix of flexible and diverse courses at CIEE London and CIEE's renowned partner institution, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), one of England’s top-ranked universities known for its high-quality education and research. You may also enroll in courses with a local flavor, like business, politics, cuisine, or sustainability initiatives.

Unique Experiences


with easy access to museums, historical treasures, shopping, restaurants, and more


with a community-led tour of Chinatown


like its rooftop observatory or media suites

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Excursions & Activities

  • Tour London’s world-class art galleries, from The National Gallery, with its unrivaled collection of Old Masters, to Tate Modern where you can see art by international contemporary artists 
  • Investigate the legacies of post-colonialism with a visit to the Museum of London’s Sugar exhibition or the Bank of England’s Slavery Exhibition 
  • Visit Oxford or Cambridge and take walking tours through some of the famous beautiful colleges 
  • See where Macbeth was first performed and explore the celebrated 18th-century maze at Hampton Court Palace, a former royal palace of Henry VIII on the banks of the Thames 
  • Explore the Wellcome Collection, which charts the study of the evolutionary, historical, social, and institutional contexts of human development 
  • Discover street art and learn about the history of immigration on a walking tour of multicultural Brick Lane 
  • Participate in a steel drumming workshop and performance 
  • Get involved in university life by writing for the student newspaper and magazine or preparing a film or play for production  


A for-credit internship allows students the opportunity to gain practical real-world work experience in a local company within a variety of industry sectors. Students can choose to intern for NGOs, schools, publishing companies, marketing agencies, businesses, and more. Internships include weekly classroom components that enrich the experience. 

Directed Independent Research is for qualified students who have demonstrated academic rigor and curiosity toward a particular research topic. Independent research topics will be approved by the CIEE London Director and must reflect a topic that is relevant to London or the UK. To be accepted into this course, students must submit a structured proposal with the topic of exploration, and the significance of the research topic as it relates to London/England, methodology, a literature review, and a schedule of research milestones. Upon research completion, students will present their findings to a panel of academics.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to British culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/25/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified when a decision has been made and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.