England is renowned for its rich history, art, and
culture. While studying or interning in London, you'll be living among icons
such as Buckingham Palace, the Globe Theatre, Notting Hill, Big Ben, and
the West End theater district.
Learn how Brits do business by working alongside your new English
colleagues at a local museum, a high-powered corporate office, or the
British Parliament! Our program includes
courses and cultural excursions.
Imagine spending a semester not only living and studying, but also working
in the heart of London! Split your time between studying whatever your heart
desires while gaining professional experience working
alongside Londoners and internationals from around the world.
England is considered a very safe study abroad destination. Violent crimes are very rare and city centers are safe for the most part. With that being said, we encourage you to be cautious in unfamiliar areas. Use "common sense" while you are traveling to other countries and you are sure to have a safe and pleasant experience! While in England you will need to have health insurance to cover you in case of an accident. Students who will spend more than six months in England will technically be able to use the national health plan. However, CIS includes a comprehensive medical and accident insurance plan with all of our programs in England.
Britain is home to some of the leading educational institutions in the world. There are 168 universities and colleges of higher education in Britain, with a total of 1.8 million full and part-time students enrolled in higher education. Learning in England will be different than what you are used to at your American institution since much more responsibility for learning the material is given to the student. Teaching methods and assessment vary amongst institutions, but in general your schedule will consist of large lectures followed by more intimate tutorials and labs where the information is studied in detail. You are expected to read, research, and prepare outside of class time.
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Official name of country: England
Population: 51 million
Capital City: London
Time Difference: England is +1GMT, so it is 6 hours ahead of the east coast and 9 hours ahead of the west coast.
National Animal: Lion
National Currency: Great British Pound (GBP)
National Flower: Rose
Sports: Whether it’s watching on the TV, cheering at the stadium, or playing themselves, the English love their sports! The national sport of the country is cricket, a pastime that dates back to the 16th century. Association football, or soccer, is the most popular sport ; and England’s greatest Association football rival is its neighbor, Scotland. The third most common sport is rugby union which tends to be played in the winter. It would be impossible to talk about England and not mention the famous Wimbledon championships, which are the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournaments in the world. No matter what sport you fancy, we encourage you to join the locals and go cheer on the teams during your time in England!
Geography: England makes up two-thirds of the island of Great Britain and shares borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The overall terrain of the country is quite hilly, but mountains like the Pennines in the north and rocky coastlines are also in the geographic make up. The climate in England is known for its rain and fog, but don’t worry, a good umbrella and a pot of tea will keep you dry and warm! Generally the north receives more rain than London and temperatures rarely dip below freezing. Nottingham will also be wet, but summers are warm, autumn is crisp, and winter brings light snowfalls.
Famous People: John Locke (philosopher), Guy Ritchie (filmmaker), Keira Knightley (actress), Sacha Baron Cohen (actor), Eric Clapton (musician), David Beckham (soccer player), and JK Rowling (author).
Great Movies: Trainspotting; The Lady Killers; Four Weddings and a Funeral; Snatch; Shakespeare in Love; The English Patient; Bridget Jones Diary.