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CIEE Open Campus Program

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Terms offered: 
Fall
Spring
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Minimum GPA: 
3.0
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Language of Instruction: 
English
The multidisciplinary Global Campus Program is hosted at the four CIEE Global Institutes in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome. The program provides students with flexibility to design a semester study abroad that offers maximum mobility, immersion, and intensive study in three of the four European capitals. Designed around three blocks, students choose the order of the cities in which they want to study. All students enroll in a total of 18 credits for their semester with the Global Campus Program, partaking in courses that provide broad overviews and comparison analysis.

All UMD students must attend at least two different CIEE Global Institutes as part of their semester abroad with the Global Campus Program.

Students participating in the Open Campus Program will benefit from the following:

  • CIEE’s unique Open Campus block programs, which are designed to fit together seamlessly across locations, allowing students to move forward academically while easily traveling among the Global Institute locations in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome.
  • A range of courses, academic disciplines, and credit options
  • Internships, directed independent research, and service-learning opportunities
  • Affordable programming options
  • Scholarships and grants to help fund your experience
  • Cultural activities that connect you with professionals, students, and others in your host community
  • The chance to take part in a homestay or “Adopt-a-Family” activities
  • CIEE clubs and Student Life Offices that will help you explore all that your dynamic host city has to offer

Academics

The Global CIEE Open Campus Program offers a total of 18 credits over three blocks, with students enrolling in two 3-credit courses per block. Students choose from a variety of courses that give a survey and comparison analysis of topics, including:    

  • Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Business
  • Communications, Journalism, and New Media
  • Health Sciences
  • International Relations and  Government and Politics

A list of Global Campus courses that have been evaluated by UMD departments is available on each of the Global Institute tabs. Most classes at CIEE Global Institutes are taught in English. German, French, and Italian language courses at four levels are available in Berlin, Paris, and Rome to match all abilities and language acquisition goals. 

open campus london
CIEE Global Institute – London: Open Campus Program
We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for open campus programs starting at $11,850. CIEE is committed to preparing global citizens for today’s workforce and tackling the barriers that prevent students from studying abroad. Providing affordable programs is key to these efforts, and supports our pledge to Generation Study Abroad™.

logoDesign the ideal study abroad experience with unmatched flexibility to meet requirements for your degree and pursue other interests at the CIEE Global Institute in London. The CIEE London Open Campus model features an innovative block system that offers three six-week blocks in the fall and spring semesters. Choose two or three blocks to select the right balance of intensive study and cultural engagement for you, select your academic track from five options, then choose your electives from our wide range of courses and subject areas.

Each CIEE course includes 45 contact hours for a recommended 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. Enriching academic study tours, excursions, and other special activities are designed around each academic track. It all adds up to a uniquely flexible, immersive, and challenging academic experience.

All UMD students must attend at least two different CIEE Global Institutes as part of their semester abroad with the Global Campus Program.

Please refer to the CIEE Open Campus Course Equivalencies

Choose from the following academic tracks:

  • Business
  • Communications, Journalism, and New Media
  • Health Sciences
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Literature and Culture

Enhance your academic program with:

  • Internships
  • Directed Independent Research
  • Service-Learning Projects

The block system provides maximum flexibility for U.S. students, including students from schools that operate on quarter or trimester systems. While most students will choose three consecutive blocks for a total of 18 weeks of study, students can opt for two consecutive blocks for a total of 12 weeks of study. In the later case, students complete four courses for a recommended 12 semester / 18 quarter hours.

This approach allows CIEE London Open Campus students to select all of their courses from the wide range of CIEE offerings or choose a combination of CIEE courses and courses at one of our four London partner-universities, where they can learn alongside British students.

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 
 

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CIEE Global Institute – Paris: Open Campus Program
We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for open campus programs starting at $11,850. CIEE is committed to preparing global citizens for today’s workforce and tackling the barriers that prevent students from studying abroad. Providing affordable programs is key to these efforts, and supports our pledge to Generation Study Abroad™.

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Customize your study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the new CIEE Global Institute – Paris offers maximum flexibility to engage and experience Paris in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Pair two or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose your electives from our wide range of courses and subject areas.

All UMD students must attend at least two different CIEE Global Institutes as part of their semester abroad with the Global Campus Program.

Please refer to the CIEE Open Campus Course Equivalencies

Choose from the following academic tracks:

  • Business
  • Communications, Journalism, and New Media
  • Health Sciences
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Literature and Culture

Enhance your academic program with:

  • Internships
  • Directed Independent Research
  • Service-Learning Projects

The block system provides maximum flexibility for U.S. students, including students from schools that operate on quarter or trimester systems. While most students will choose three consecutive blocks for a total of 18 weeks of study, students can opt for two consecutive blocks for a total of 12 weeks of study. In the later case, students complete four courses for a recommended 12 semester / 18 quarter hours.

This approach allows CIEE Paris Open Campus students to select all of their courses from the wide range of CIEE offerings or choose a combination of CIEE courses and courses at one of our Paris partner-universities, where they can learn alongside French students.

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 

Rome Open Campus
CIEE Global Institute – Rome: Open Campus Program
We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for open campus programs starting at $11,850. CIEE is committed to preparing global citizens for today’s workforce and tackling the barriers that prevent students from studying abroad. Providing affordable programs is key to these efforts, and supports our pledge to Generation Study Abroad™.
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Customize the study abroad experience to your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Pair two or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five options, then choose your electives from a range of courses and subject areas. Plus, you’ll have plenty of time to learn how to make fresh pasta, have aperitivos with Italian friends, volunteer at a hospital or school, visit the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums, and much more.

Each CIEE course includes 45 contact hours for a recommended 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours. Enriching academic study tours, excursions, and other special activities are designed around each academic track. It all adds up to a uniquely flexible, immersive, and challenging academic experience.

All UMD students must attend at least two different CIEE Global Institutes as part of their semester abroad with the Global Campus Program.

Please refer to the CIEE Open Campus Course Equivalencies 

Choose from the following academic tracks:

  • Business
  • Communications, Journalism, and New Media
  • Health Sciences
  • International Relations and Political Science
  • Literature and Culture

Enhance your academic program with:

  • Internships
  • Directed Independent Research
  • Service-Learning Projects

The block system provides maximum flexibility for U.S. students, including students from schools that operate on quarter or trimester systems. While most students will choose three consecutive blocks for a total of 18 weeks of study, students can opt for two consecutive blocks for a total of 12 weeks of study. In the later case, students complete four courses for a recommended 12 semester / 18 quarter hours.

This approach allows CIEE Rome Open Campus students to select all of their courses from the wide range of CIEE offerings or choose a combination of CIEE courses and courses at one of our Rome partner-universities, where they can learn alongside Italian students.

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 

berlin open campus
CIEE Global Institute – Berlin: Open Campus Program
We’re pleased to offer semester pricing for open campus programs starting at $11,850. CIEE is committed to preparing global citizens for today’s workforce and tackling the barriers that prevent students from studying abroad. Providing affordable programs is key to these efforts, and supports our pledge to Generation Study Abroad™.
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Customize your study abroad experience. Our Open Campus program at the new CIEE Global Institute – Berlin offers maximum flexibility to engage and experience Berlin in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Pair two or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement, select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose your electives from our wide range of courses and subject areas.

No matter how you build your program, you’ll immerse yourself in the German language, culture, and people vibrant Kreuzberg district – a hub for the arts, techno, and the world’s digital currency boom. Live in a new residence hall, study in state-of-the-art classrooms, and get involved with fun activities, interest groups, and sports on a campus designed to connect you with the local community. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chances to get out and see Berlin and Germany up close during included excursions and multi-day study tours.

All UMD students must attend at least two different CIEE Global Institutes as part of their semester abroad with the Global Campus Program.

Please refer to the CIEE Open Campus Course Equivalencies 

Choose from the following academic tracks:

  • BUSINESS - As Europe’s economic powerhouse and largest hub for tech start-ups, Berlin is a prime spot to investigate the new demands and strategies of global business.
  • COMMUNICATIONS, JOURNALISM, AND NEW MEDIA - Home to more than 1,000 film and television production companies, Berlin leads the way in European communications. Coursework, fieldwork, and site visits offer revealing insight into the role and power of media today.
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE - There’s no better place than Berlin – a global hub of innovation and industry and leading voice in European and world affairs – to examine the pressing challenges facing Europe today and their impact on every corner of the globe.
  • LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE - Polish your German language skills and probe the fascinating cultures found in Berlin, Germany, and Europe as you absorb Berlin’s architectural masterpieces and world-class music, theater, dance, and art. Courses are available in both English and German, so you can choose the path that meets your goals.
  • HEALTH SCIENCES - See how Germany and the European Union are addressing major health care challenges with a combination of courses, exciting fieldwork, and internships with renowned institutions and research centers.

Berlin is waiting – choose your adventure today.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 

 

To apply to this program, you must complete two main steps:

  1. Submit a UMD approval application - start by clicking “apply now” at the top of this page. This application allows UMD Education Abroad to approve your study abroad program selection so you may earn credit in a program outside of UMD.
    This application will require you to meet with your EA advisor, who will communicate important details related to participating in this program. If you do not complete this application by the stated deadline, you may not receive credit for your study abroad program and will lose your student status for the time you are not studying at UMD.
  2. Apply directly to the program provider. After receiving UMD approval, you should submit the program application directly to the program sponsor by their deadline. Your program sponsor will determine your official acceptance to a program. You must adhere to the provider's timeline, eligibility standards, and application requirements.

After being accepted to your program, your EA advisor will guide you through the course pre-approval process where you will determine which credits you will fulfill abroad.

UMD partners with CIEE to offer affiliate program options to UMD students across the globe. While you will maintain your UMD student status while you are away, you will work directly with CIEE program staff as a participant on their program. Your EA advisor will assist you with this process and can answer questions you may have about the application process.

Academics on a CIEE program
All CIEE courses are considered for transfer credit. Field studies, internships, and other experiential courses require explicit approval by exception from your academic advisor or college advising office for credit transfer. Study tours and classes offered on a pass/fail basis are not transferrable.

Transcript from a CIEE program
UMD will require the CIEE School of Record transcript from Tulane University in order to apply your study abroad credits to your UMD degree. CIEE waives the fee to issue a School of Record transcript for UMD students. Please ensure that the transcript from Tulane University is sent to UMD Education Abroad at the end of your semester abroad. CIEE will provide instructions and deadlines for submitting your School of Record Request.

Costs & Billing for a CIEE program
The affiliate program costs apply to this program.  All fees are billed to your UMD student account unless otherwise noted. The following CIEE program fee discounts apply to UMD students: 

  • $750 discount for CIEE summer programs
  • $1,500 discount for CIEE semester programs
  • Waiver of $500 school of record fee

As part of your program application to CIEE, you will pay a $50 application fee to CIEE directly. If accepted, you will then pay a $300 confirmation fee (deposit) to CIEE directly. The remaining CIEE program fees, including housing, will be charged to your UMD student account. You will be able to use any financial aid you receive from UMD towards these charges.

Scholarships
Scholarships for this program are available through the UMD Education Abroad Fund and CIEE Scholarships & Grants, including both need-based and merit-based awards. To be considered for the CIEE funding, just check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your CIEE program application.

Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Fall 2017 03/15/2017 01/01/2017
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 06/01/2017