Life-changing, career-enhancing experiences don’t come often. Admissions are merit-based and granted on a first-come, first-served basis; be sure to apply early and give a good account of yourself
There is no application fee. And you should expect to hear the outcome of your application within ten days.
The CI Admissions committee looks for all the usual suspects; strong academics,
evidence of hard and soft skills, and a rounded set of interests.
Above all else though, we’re looking for students who’ll contribute
to, and thrive in, the inspiring and challenging cohort-based
environment that underpins all CI programs.
In the 2018-19 academic year, the CI admissions committee
reviewed more than 3,000 applications each month. For the
2019-20 year, the committee will review applications weekly.
A successful application is your passport to any CI program. Take
your pick from one of 20 cities, 9 internship industries and 3
If successful, you’ll be invited to enroll. Naturally, you’ll have a
limited time to take up your invitation to enroll. Places are limited
and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
For guidance, London, New York and Los Angeles are operational
hubs. Since we maintain high staff-to-student ratios in all cities,
places on CI programs located outside our hub cities are more
Once enrolled, your place on a CI program is secure. And, with
guidance from the CI Student Experience team, you’ll get the ball
rolling by choosing your preferred program format, industry focus
and, of course, city at your program consultation.
From this point until you touch down at the start of the program,
the CI Student Experience team will be on hand to ensure you are
well prepped and primed for a fun and formative experience.
You’ll be assigned a career advisor, a member of the CI Employer
Engagement team, who’ll guide you through the matching stage.
Their first task is to help you define—and refine—your raw skills,
interests and aspirations.
To get you, your resume, and industry knowledge in fighting form
ahead of the matching progress, you’ll complete a series of
exercises, mock video interviews and an in-depth one-on-one
consultation with your advisor.
Your career advisor, in conjunction with the full might of the
global CI Employer Engagement team, is responsible for matching
you with a company where you’ll learn, grow and be challenged.
We’ve partnered with a broad array of forward-thinking
companies, from agile start-ups to international behemoths, who
advocate our hands-on, grit over grades approach to education.
You’ll meet, via scheduled video interviews, a small selection of
The matching process concludes, following a mutually successful
interview, with your acceptance of an offer from one of our
From then on, the Student Experience team will help keep you on
track in ensuring all your pre-departure ducks are in a row; travel
plans, accommodation, what to bring, etc.
And, once you’re on-the-ground in your city, you’ll be supported
by a dedicated faculty of program directors, program assistants
Upon graduation, CI alumni get hired three-times faster and earn 30 percent more than their peers. Where will CI take you?
Learn 21st century skills that are seldom taught at university, gain hands-on experience in a
professional environment and live like a local in an international city. All in one summer.
CI Summer programs are intensive, immersive career training boot camps.
In eight illuminating weeks, they transform students and recent graduates into informed, empowered professionals.
CI programs combine seminars, workshops, weekly exercises and project work with on-the-job
training to help you take charge of your early-stage career.
To see a full program curriculum breakdown, download our
2018 Student Handbook
Unparalleled value. No other program offers so much.
The choices you make in the early stages of your career are critical. Much like your investment in further education,
choosing to live, study and intern abroad is a significant decision, and inevitably, a financial one.
We have therefore collated some useful resources on our
Fund Your Future page to help you manage the cost of participating in a CI Program.
Our flagship program, the 8-week Global Accelerator Program, is
$5,950 USD. Two payment options are available.
All students are eligible for up to $3,263 in Student Aid.
CI provides world-class education of unmatched value.
Compare CI with summer programs offered by traditional educators and study abroad providers:
* Denotes fees converted from GBP to USD (at a rate of 1:1.3125) for comparison purposes.
CI is an accelerated education provider.
We bridge the gap between education and employment, jointly
serving traditional educators, forward-thinking employers and
Like traditional educators, our goal is to broaden your horizons and
prepare you for a rewarding, meaningful career. Unlike traditional
educators, however, our courses combine theory and practice; all
programs feature a structured series of classes, workshops and
events paired with on-the-job training on the premises of a leading
(Not to mention, all programs take place in exciting, global cities
bringing together an inspiring, diverse cohort of international students.)
And like traditional educators, we are part-funded by tuition fees.
Unlike traditional educators, however, we are also part-funded by hiring companies that convert their interns to graduate hires.
It’s an important distinction. It means we are an inherently outcomes – rather than volume – focused educator. And, critically, it means CI programs offer more for less since the cost of running CI is in effect subsidized by hiring companies.
Moreover, when you land a job with your host company, we’ll pay
$2,500 of your program fees back to you via our Tuition Rebate
Inescapably and unabashedly, we’ve tied our success to yours.
We believe in experiential education. Our programs are impactful and measurably improve students’ outcomes. And we strive to make our programs them as accessible as possible - we’re exceptionally confident you won’t find another accelerated - or traditional - education provider that offers more for less.
Join an 8-week Global Accelerator Program in the Summer. Or a 8-12 week
Global Explorer Program, available year round.
Join a program in one of 20 cities with an accompanying internship in one of 9 industries.
All students are eligible for up to $3,263 in Student Aid
Fully appointed, safe and centrally-located housing is avilable via our optional Accommodation
Package for a flat rate of $3,850 USD for the Global Accelerator Program
Please note flights, visa and travel insurance costs vary according to individual circumstance and are not included nor arranged.
Global Explorer Program
Global Accelerator Program
Career Navigator & Future Leader Series Curriculum may be subject to
change without notice.
Tuition fees are stated exclusive of Enrollment Fees & any applicable Student Aid (up to $3,263).
The choices you make in the early-stages of your career are critical. Understand your options
and get advice from those invested in your future.
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