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CISabroad (Center for International Studies): London - Semester at the University of Westminster
On Semester at the University of Westminster, London, you can take classes for your major or as electives. In addition to taking classes, you can also intern at one of the city’s many businesses and organizations, gaining practical experience and ... read more
So many things! Independence, a sense of belonging, knowing myself better, the ability to adapt to new cultures, just an overall improvement. It was absolutely worthwhile and I would highly recommend any student to study abroad for as long as they can! Amy Allen - University of Georgia View Entire Review
I learned the most amazing thing about myself is that I love getting lost. I love the feeling of getting lost in a new city, wandering around for hours until I know the streets like the back of my hand and found all of the hidden gems you never see in city tour book. Grace DeRidder - Columbia College Chicago View Entire Review
My time abroad was honestly the best 6 months of my life (thus far). I was able to learn how to be independent and to adapt to different situations. Being in London gave me so many opportunities that any other location would not have been able to provide. I learned so much about myself and a lot about others as well. My time in ... Miranda Abbott - Wagner College View Entire Review
I learned that it's not always about what you learn in the classroom, it's how you apply your knowledge to real life situations. It's about adaptation and accommodation. Most importantly, it's about connecting to a place that is different than your own - experiencing it in all ways that you can - and then coming back and sharing... Caroline A - Berea College View Entire Review
I learned about different cultures, different countries in general, the different schooling, and in general just the different types of people and the way they live their lives. Lindsey P - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
Yes, it's always eye-opening and forces you to grow when you go somewhere new. I gained huge exposure to cultural differences and was challenged in many ways, but that is all part of personal growth. Amy J - Asbury College View Entire Review
I definitely believe that my study abroad experience was worth it. And especially the university i went to Westminster is the greatest university as far as international presence, i met people from argentina, spain, brazil, japan, finland, bulgaria. I think it definately helped me understand though how not alone i am in this wor... Stephen P - University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth View Entire Review
- "It's not weird, it's just different." - "When one is sick of London, one is sick of life." - "Mind the gap!" It was definitely worthwhile. Lexi D'Attile - Hofstra University View Entire Review
Greater sense of independence and an understanding of different cultures. Yes it was. A student - Wagner College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, and how amazing the world is out there. How different cultures are. There's a huge world out there and I've only experienced a little. It was very worthwhile Rachel W - Eastern Connecticut State University View Entire Review
I learned the cliche of really finding myself while being abroad. I came back a completely different person and am much more calm and have a clearer picture of where and what I want my life to look like after graduation. Going abroad is a great way to clear your head because everything is new and exciting and you get to experien... Niki K - University of Delaware View Entire Review
Very worthwile! If I had to do it over again, I don't think I would change anything. It definetely increased my cultural awareness because I met people from all over the place. Conor F - Salem State College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the world and cultural differences. I am so much more accepting of other people now and understanding of others. I absolutely loved travelling Europe and getting to see all of the famous sights I have only ever seen in text books. It made me a more independent, mature person who is ready to graduate nex... Lauren D - University of Maine at Orono View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I understand so many more walks of life now and see how big the world really is. I already wanted to travel the world but this just confirmed my dreams and taught me that it's worth it. I'm going to travel as much as possible now and experience as much as possible. Carly J - Marshall University View Entire Review
On Semester at the University of Westminster, London, you can take classes for your major or as electives. In addition to taking classes, you can also intern at one of the city’s many businesses and organizations, gaining practical experience and boosting your resume; you’ll become familiar with British business practices and culture in your desired field with a placement tailored to your specific skills and interests. The University’s setting is ideal, right in the middle of the action. You’ll stroll to class along the Thames, and major tourist sites such as the British Museum, Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abby, the Globe Theatre, and more, are all a quick walk or tube stop away!
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Communication and Media Studies
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
- Computer and Information Sciences
- Finance, Financial Services
- Legal Professions and Studies
- Social Sciences
- British Literature
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CISabroad / Center for International Studies Scholarships
This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community, as part of CIS Abroad’s commitment to Generation Study Abroad. Studying abroad as an LGBTQIA+ or gender nonconforming student brings an additional set of challenges and options to consider. There are some questions you may want to ask yourself, and research to be done, before choosing a study abroad program – but our LGBTQIA+ students have amazing experiences abroad and often find local LGBTQIA+ communities to be a part of. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.
Up to $500
This award is intended to benefit students of color, who are traditionally underrepresented within education abroad. We aim to widen the diversity of our community of interns and students abroad and foster equity in access to these experiences. If you identify as biracial, multiracial, Black, African & African American, Caribbean American, Latinx / Chican@ / Hispanic, Asian & Asian American, Native, Pacific Islander, or another minoritized racial/ethnic identity not listed, we invite you to apply. In your application essay, tell us about how your identity will impact your experience abroad. Recipients will select from a variety of mediums to share their story while abroad, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.
Up to $500
This award is intended for students in a Greek Life organization who need help covering the cost of membership dues while abroad. In keeping with the philanthropic values of Greek Life organizations, recipients should plan to participate in at least one self-directed volunteer opportunity while abroad and produce content (ex. a blog post or video) related to that experience, in addition to other selections.
Up to $500
We understand first-generation students face additional barriers to studying and interning abroad. In fact, many staff members at CIS Abroad are also first-generation college students. This scholarship is intended to help fund the visa process, flights, and international housing for students who are among the first from their family to go to college. Recipients will share their story of learning and exploration while abroad with a photo gallery and their choice of travel vlog, blogging, or an Instagram takeover.
Up to $500
This award is intended for students who demonstrate excellence in their academic major. While abroad, recipients will use a variety of channels (video, blogging, photos) to share how studying/interning abroad is enriching their academic or professional career, in addition to submitting a photo testimonial.
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