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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Apartment (shared)
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Acting/Performance Art, Business, Business Administration, Communication, Health Science, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Management, Political Science, Sciences Program Type: Internship Abroad, Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 3
Program Description:

Business + Culture


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Program Overview

Take your business studies to England’s historic capital, London! Designed for students with a background in business, the Business + Culture program offers you the unique opportunity to study London’s role in the global economy. Classes are held at CIEE London and CIEE’s esteemed partner institution, Queen Mary University of London, led by local expert faculty. 

Outside the classroom, you’ll participate in activities and experiences organized by CIEE to immerse you in the local culture and history. To round out your academic experience, you’ll also have the option to add an internship to your schedule at one of the numerous global corporations in London to gain real-world global work experience and apply your learnings directly to London’s booming business industries.

Unique Experiences


London’s vibrant arts scene


yourself in the U.K.’s culture and historic heritage


about the industries based in Central London, the West End, and more

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Excursions & Activities

Students would be invited to CIEE London’s full array of day trips, extracurriculars, and evening outings, including: 

  • Day trips to Oxford, Cambridge, Brighton, Bath, Greenwich, and Hampton Court  
  • Walking tours of lesser-known parts of London: Brixton, Brick Lane, the Inns of Court  
  • Jazz clubs and comedy nights  
  • Steel drumming workshop  
  • Trips to the Theatre 
  • Art galleries and museums  

For cultural immersion, CIEE students are mixed with local business students in business-related workshops and networking events organized by QMUL. 


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
  • 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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