CEA Study Abroad in London, England

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If you’re looking for a cosmopolitan experience filled with art, music, fashion, and food, London is the place for you! You can see it all with London’s 24-hour transportation system. Stop by different cultural centers for a taste of other destinations, or visit the legendary London Eye or Sky Garden for incredible views!

Study at CEA’s centrally located London Center or at one of our partner institutions, Goldsmiths College, University of Westminster, or London South Bank University. Whatever you choose, London will become your classroom. CEA includes relevant activities that complement course offerings and help you gain knowledge through visiting landmarks, honoring cultural traditions, attending performances, and interacting with locals.

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Highlights
  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions

Questions & Answers

There is no minimum or maximum but most people will be between 18 and 22 while studying abroad

Reviews

96%
based on 16 reviews
  • Academics 6.7
  • Support 9.6
  • Fun 7.8
  • Housing 8.9
  • Safety 8.9
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Michelle
10/10

Lovely London

CEA London was challenging, incredibly beautiful, and the trip of a lifetime. London was the perfect destination for me considering my criminal justice major. The city is the birthplace of everything that makes the criminal justice system was founded from. London is also a hotpot of cultures ready to push me out of my small town comfort zone.

The CEA staff in London were always accommodating, truly listened, and cared for us while we were there. I can't believe what they had on their plate. It all seemed effortless from our end. We witnessed the hiccups they had to deal with and accommodate, through no fault of their own, with ease.

I was placed in a huge flat with four other girls in a two bedroom/two bathroom. Our placement was providential! I was in a room with Megan and we got along famously. Along with the three girls in the other room we had almost NO snags when it came to getting along. We often did things together and remained connected afterward.

I cannot say enough how the excursions included really rounded out the study abroad experience. Musicals in Piccadilly Circus, Jack the Ripper walk, boat tours, grand skyscraper views, museum tours, and more! This freed my time to try and make real connections with the community in London. I didn't have to worry I may be missing out on tourist destinations. I made real connections with Londoners that will last a lifetime. Even though the culture of the area can be standoffish once you break through their shyness it is rewarding.

The academics through CEA were intellectually invigorating. The teachers were top notch. The outings included within those courses were also very stimulating culturally as well as intellectually.

How can this program be improved?
The only uncertain moments were before leaving for London. I wasn't sure of who I would be with, where I would be living, or whether courses I signed up for would be changed (more on the LSBU side than CEA). More predepature information before leaving would ease minds. This information was given before I left but it was almost directly before. I wanted to be extra cautious and premap out routes to better understand how much bus fair and such would be. Where I would buy things.. etc. Just extra assurance.
Yes, I recommend
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Tom
10/10

CEA London Review: Best Decision I've Ever Made

This past semester has been the best four months of my life. From the the academics to excursions, CEA really hit it out of the park. First, the application process was quick and painless. The domestic staff did a fantastic job of checking up on you and sending you reminders. Second, the on-site staff were both friendly and supportive throughout the semester. Cassandra (the program director) is so great. When I first arrived, she explained how to navigate the tube/public transit, where to buy food, and where to get bedding; which gave me a good amount of confidence in navigating a new city. In addition, there were a lot of activities throughout the week to keep us engaged. Overall, if you're looking to study abroad, there is no better option than CEA.

Yes, I recommend
Sam
10/10

Spring Semester in London

I absolutely loved my time abroad with CEA. Cassandra was so amazing and made everyone feel so comfortable. I went without knowing anyone so it was extremely comforting to know that I always had someone just a call away. London was the perfect place to study abroad and the CEA location kept us right in the center of the city so it was extremely easy to get anywhere! Going abroad with CEA also introduced me to so many people; I made great friends through the program and they still are some of my best friends.

The events and trips that are included in the program are very worthwhile. While I was there we did a weekend trip to York, a West End night where we saw Phantom of the Opera, a bus tour around the city, a scavenger hunt, a walking tour of Soho, a day trip to Stonehenge and Bath, a day trip to Oxford, and more! They are all things that should be taken advantage of and most of the program goes on them which is really fun!

Yes, I recommend
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Hannah
10/10

Summer Abroad

Studying abroad with CEA was the best experience of my life, and I can say without a doubt that London is the most exciting city in the world. There's always so much going on, it's impossible to be bored! I also got to visit other countries because travel in Europe is so easily accessible. Not only was getting to see London amazing, but CEA was incredibly supportive. They had staff to assist you every step of the way, whether it was through applying, getting accepted, preparation for your trip, or while you were there. Would absolutely recommend studying with them.

Yes, I recommend
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Katie
10/10

CEA London Review - Best Semester Yet!

Studying with CEA in London, made the journey to go abroad so easy and fun! From great housing and school in central London, they provide activities through the week and weekends to help you learn more about the culture while having fun. The program staff are so friendly and helpful making the transition so smooth, they are ready to help you from the moment you arrive at the airport until the day you leave. I made lasting friendships and memories I will always cherish for the rest of my life.

Yes, I recommend
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Celia
9/10

Semester Abroad

I had an amazing experience with CEA London. Cassandra was such an amazing program director. She would drop anything she was doing if a student needed something. She really went above and beyond her job description. I really enjoyed the trips and activities that CEA had planned for us, they were nicely spread out and really got us out into the community and country. Overall, I really enjoyed this program and would come back and do it again if I could.

How can this program be improved?
The process before the program started was a bit confusing with the visa application and stuff like that. That could be improved.
Yes, I recommend
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Miya
8/10

CEA is Great!!

Cassandra has done such an incredible job at making students feel like they have a family and support system abroad! She's such an amazing person and she's enhanced my experience in London ten-fold! If you're going to go to London, pick CEA, they'll take good care of you! They make it so easy to feel comfortable in a new environment, if it wasn't for CEA showing me tons of new things, I wouldn't have had such an amazing experience!

Yes, I recommend
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Paige
8/10

A wonderful experience abroad!

Going to London through CEA was one the best decisions I've ever made! It was surely an adjustment - but the on site staff were so friendly and knowledgeable - it made it very easy to adapt.

CEA took us to lots of places around the host country we stayed in (London, England). We went to Stonehenge & Bath, Oxford, York and even more local tours! The best part about these trips and tours was going places I wouldn't normally have gone myself & learning about all the history that comes with it.

Yes, I recommend
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Samantha
8/10

CEA London Review

The CEA London program was the best experience of my life. Because I was the last person to show up at the airport on the arrival day of the program, and travelled abroad alone, knowing no one, I was very nervous. Once I showed up at the meeting point, Cassandra and Danielle took me to my dorm personally, since I was the last one to arrive. Although I was nervous, Cassandra and Danielle were the most welcoming and comforting people I have met. They are easily the best people to run the program, and made me feel beyond comfortable abroad. They have created a home for me abroad, and made my experience the best possible. Additionally, CEA provides extra events, like scavenger hunts and trips throughout England, that offer a great way to see different areas and meet people in your program. CEA has been such a great experience, and I am so glad I decided to study abroad through CEA.

How can this program be improved?
Better college pairing. I did not like University of Westminster at all, due to faculty.
Yes, I recommend
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Thomas
10/10

A time thats never forgotten.

The time i spent studying abroad is some of the best memories that i have. There is not a day that goes by that i do not wish that i was still there. Cassandra is the best! She always went above and beyond what i could have ever expected out of our host. The people you meet, the places you see and the experiences you have will change you forever. Do yourself a favor and stop thinking about it and do it now. You won't regret it.

How can this program be improved?
Cant think of a way it could be
Yes, I recommend
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Serena
10/10

Studying Abroad with CEA London

I studied abroad with CEA London last Spring semester (2015). From the minute I submitted my application, CEA's staff was welcoming and helpful. Cassandra Peacock was my program coordinator and she made every day with CEA a new adventure. I loved all of the organized trips and fun activities we did around the city. Through CEA I was able to acclimate to the London way of life and see so many different aspects of the culture. Not only did CEA make my time abroad special, but the relationship continued after I left. The friendships I made with my roommate and other program members are still going strong. Plus, when I emailed Cassandra a year later for assistance with a project back at my home university, she immediately said yes. The care and support I've received from the CEA staff really made my time abroad (and after) extremely special.

Yes, I recommend
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Carolina
10/10

London,England

I studied at Goldsmiths University in London, England. The University was very unique with students all over the world in my classes. I would describe the University as very artsy and unique. My professors were quite brilliant, the campus was beautiful, and London was incredible. Studying abroad in England was the best decision I ever made. You meet people from all over the world, learn about different cultures, and make incredible memories. The education over there is top notch and the people are very kind. I traveled to nine different countries while studying abroad and I do not regret studying in London because it became my favorite city.

Yes, I recommend
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Joseph
10/10

The best decision I've ever made

Going abroad with CEA in London was one of the best experiences of my life. The staff is fantastic and know the ins and outs of London and the program. They help you with any questions or concerns you have and they also set you free into the city with all the tools you need to have fun and succeed. I was terrified my first week in London but the CEA staff coordinates events with the entire group and everyone became really great friends by the end of the program and I made friends for life who live miles away.

London is an amazing city overflowing with things to do, and even I felt overwhelmed by the options! The history of the city, and the culture of all the different boroughs is really interesting to learn about and explore. All of the pubs, restaurants, museums, are top notch.

The school itself is good, although I did have a few concerns with grading and was confused as to how grades were calculated in the UK and how they transferred back home. The professors were good at lecturing but be prepared for a schooling system very different from one you're used to in the States.

How can this program be improved?
Be more upfront about the university itself because you are still studying after all. Also the program is pricey and although the costs are communicated it still seems like a lot of money. 100% worth it, however!
Yes, I recommend
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Danielle
10/10

An Experience of a Lifetime: Loving London

There is something about London that completely captivates you, body and soul. Every student falls in love with their study abroad city, but I can honestly say it's rare to find people who love their city as much as Londoners. From the food to the music, the art to the architecture, there is always something to see or do in London. The CEA On-Site Director, Cassandra, makes studying in London both fun and educational.

They say that when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life. It couldn't be more true.

How can this program be improved?
The price of the program is a little steep, even though I still believe studying with CEA in London was worth all the money in the world.
Yes, I recommend
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Rachel
10/10

CEA - London

Living in London was such a rewarding experience. London is a truly cosmopolitan city and I learned so much about my self and the world while there. I especially enjoyed the theatre scene and all the fun nightlife spots. There was always good food to eat and something fun to do! The program worked to show us all the different sides of London and even took us out of the city to Windsor to see more of England.

How can this program be improved?
It could be cheaper and offer move scholarships - So could my home university.
Yes, I recommend

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