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Pioneering musicians. Innovative theater. Iconic architecture. Celebrated literature. Whatever you're seeking, you'll find it when you study abroad in London. England’s capital city has long been known for its museums, markets, pubs, history, entertainment, and fashion; it's also home to diverse educational institutions that help you meet your academic, career, and personal goals. Explore this vibrant metropolis through courses that turn the city into your living classroom. You can gain résumé-boosting experience through our international internship program, and immerse in local culture by writing for a student newspaper, or joining on-campus clubs and activities. No matter where your interests lie, you’ll discover what you seek when studying abroad in London, a historically and culturally rich urban center.

Programs to love in London

Programs to love in London

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

London South Bank University

Live and learn in one of the world’s great cultural capitals! Home to a tremendously diverse population, London is an ideal city in which to internationalize your education. At London South Bank University, you'll choose courses in subjects like journalism, psychology, literature, political science, criminology, and photography. This program is a great way to meet your major and general education requirements! You'll attend class alongside local and other international students on this compact campus located in London’s city center.

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  • Starting at $17,295
Business & Technology

Business & Technology

London South Bank University

Home to more than half of the UK’s top 100 listed companies, and considered one of the world's pre-eminent financial centers, London is the perfect city in which to study business. You’ll find coursework available in business, marketing, management and leadership, and economics at London South Bank University (LSBU), where you'll attend class alongside international and British students. And if you're interested in technology, you'll also find London fascinating. A growing number of tech companies are based in London, and the city was among the first to receive a geoTLD, in 2014.

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  • Starting at $17,295
Study + Internship in London: London South Bank University

Get the career preparation you need with an internship in London. With the city’s thriving economy and rich culture, you’re bound to find the internship placement you’re looking for, whatever your target industry.

The study + internship program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester or summer study program, and our strong academic focus and personal placements are dedicated to experiences that make a real impact. Multiple options and price ranges-from 6-week summer sessions to full semester programs-allow you to take care of those degree requirements and give your career a boost; all while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking.  Learn more about the benefits of a CEA internship.

 

 
   
 

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  • Starting at $7,495
Engineering

Engineering

London South Bank University

Ideal for majors in Chemical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, this program allows you to take STEM courses at London South Bank University (LSBU), where you’ll attend class alongside local and other international students. You can complement your STEM studies with courses in subjects like literature, journalism, art history, political science, and psychology to earn credit for elective or general education requirements. Given its English-speaking population and wealth of engineering resources, London is the perfect city for future engineers interested in studying abroad. 

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  • Starting at $17,295
University of Westminster - Full Curriculum

Choose from more than 40 subject areas in the University of Westminster’s extensive catalog. You’ll attend class with British and other international students in this immersive, integrated program. With several campuses throughout both Central and North London, studying at the University of Westminster provides the opportunity to study in the heart of London.

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  • Starting at $22,495
Study + Internship in London: University of Westminster

Gain marketable skills and a take a first-hand look at London business culture with an international internship through the University of Westminster. This project-based internship helps prepare you for the global marketplace; placements align with your academic and career goals. Start developing your international network in the financial hub of Europe!

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  • Starting at $22,795
University of Westminster - Arts, Business & Sciences

Spend your summer making friends and memories—and earning credit toward graduation— at the University of Westminster. An extensive curriculum offers a wide range of courses for Business, Liberal Arts, or Science majors, so you can immerse in London culture.

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  • Starting at $5,495
Goldsmiths - Full Curriculum

Goldsmiths - Full Curriculum

Goldsmiths, University of London

Study liberal, creative, and performing arts alongside British and international students at Goldsmiths College, a leading creative arts university best known for its programs in Art & Design, Art History, Music, Drama, English, Anthropology, Media & Communications. Immerse into real London life and attend class alongside local and other international students in a unique quietly creative area of South London.

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Theatre Alive Traveling Seminar

Travel to Dublin, Ireland; Stratford, England; Oxford, England; and London, England! In this program, you’ll experience first-hand the cities where Shakespeare lived and wrote his greatest plays. Multiple theater visits allow you to attend plays, enjoy backstage tours, and engage with experts in critical discussions of directorial, design, and acting choices.

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What's included in your Program'

What's included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Official Transcript(s)

Windsor

Cambridge

Oxford

Stonehenge and Bath

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we’ve offered in the past. 

Windsor

The official home of England’s royal family for 900 years, Windsor claims to be the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Tour the immense grounds, lavish staterooms, crowd-pleasing dollhouse, art gallery, and chapel. You’ll also visit the state apartments, from the intimate chambers of Charles II to the enormous Waterloo Chamber, built to commemorate the victory over Napoleon in 1815. All are exquisitely furnished with important works of art from the Royal Collection. After lunch, head across the bridge from the castle toward the college of Eton, the exclusive school that’s educated eighteen former British prime ministers and members of the royal family.

Cambridge

The beautiful city of Cambridge is known for its academia, architecture, and majestic buildings, like Kings College and Great St Mary’s Church. Enjoy a guided tour of the colleges and learn about the history of the University, as well some of the pranks Cambridge students get up to. Take a punt down the river Cam, or jump on a bicycle and see the city the way the locals do.

Oxford

Oxford is famous world-over for its University which, with its thirty-eight colleges, is the home of British academia. Oxford was established in the 9th century and residence of both royalty and scholars for over 800 years; today, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. The excursion to Oxford begins with a walking tour of the delights of Carfax Tower, Bodelian Library, Ashmolean Museum, and Christ Church, founded by Cardinal Wolsey in 1524 and one of Oxford's largest colleges. More recently, Christ Church gained fame as a setting in several Harry Potter films. After the tour, you’ll have free time to explore other colleges, shop in the covered market, or try your hand at a traditional Oxford past-time: punting on the river which, similar to a Venetian gondolier, tests your strength and navigation skills.

Stonehenge and Bath

Travel by coach from London to Salisbury Plain, site of mysterious Stonehenge. The first stones are believed to have been placed as many as 5000 years ago, with the final phase completed around 1,500 BC. Wonder at how prehistoric man managed to transport these stones, weighing up to 5 tons each, across many miles before the invention of the wheel. Continue on to Bath, famous for its hot springs and 2000-year-old Roman Baths. The tour includes a visit to the Baths, where you can walk in the footsteps of the Romans and even taste the spring waters. Later, join a guided walking tour of this World Heritage city to admire its Regency architecture, including the Royal Crescent.

Brighton

Known as "London by the Sea," Brighton is as cosmopolitan as its larger counterpart, but boasts an idyllic setting on the English Channel at the edge of the South Downs. A typical English seaside resort with an historic waterfront, Brighton is also home to a diverse array of quirky shops, pubs, and bars as well as excellent high street shopping. The excursion begins with a walking tour of the historic town center to take in “The Lanes,” a series of cobbled streets lined with shops. Take a walk along the seafront Palace Pier, one of the last seaside piers to be constructed in England and now a monument to the contemporary pleasures of roller coasters, arcades, and souvenir shops. After lunch, you’ll visit the Royal Pavilion, formerly a farmhouse rented by the then Prince of Wales (the future George IV), and take advantage of the benefits of Brighton’s therapeutic seaside location.

A Weekend in Wales

We’ll visit the ruins of a Roman amphitheater and soldiers’ barracks, a centuries-old castle, travel 300 feet underground to a coal mine, visit a historic Welsh town, and (finally) see a majestic abbey dating from the 12th century. You’ll have free time to spend an evening in the capital city of Cardiff or Wales’ second city, Swansea.

A Weekend in York

York is known for its Roman, Viking, and medieval heritage, as well as its famous residents, the Bronte sisters. On this weekend trip, you’ll visit York Minster (the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe), Fountains Abbey, Bronte Parsonage Museum, and Haworth village.

Scotland: Edinburgh and the Highlands (Spring Semester Only - Optional Additional Fee)

Depart from London’s bustling city streets and travel by high-speed train to Edinburgh, historic capital city and the first stop in your three-day excursion to scenic Scotland.

A major player during the time of the Enlightenment, Edinburgh is as an UNESCO World Heritage Site due in part to its distinctive Medieval Old Town, which preserves 16th century city plans and buildings. Weave through Edinburgh streets, visiting iconic sites including the Royal Mile, the Scotch Whisky Heritage Center, Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyrood House.

Next, we’ll transport you from the familiarity of city surroundings into lush, emerald-colored hills. The Scottish Highlands house a significantly lower population than the country’s urban centers. Experience a blend of geographical and historical sightseeing euphoria as you trek from monument to monument, dispersed throughout the stunning landscape’s rocky mountain ranges and plains. Discover the enchantment of the Wallace Monument, commemorating Braveheart’s stand against Edward I; brave the shores of Loch Ness, home of Nessie, the infamous lake monster; the Hermitage, a.k.a. Birnam Wood in Shakespeare’s Macbeth; and more.

Paris (Fall Semester Only – Optional Additional Fee)

Flourish in the city of food, fashion, and culture on this excursion to Europe’s most populated metropolis: Paris. Start your Parisian adventure on a tour of the city’s iconic sites including the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs Elysées.

Use your free evening to discover Paris at your own pace, whether you prefer sipping café in a quaint restaurant or indulging in the city’s finest delicacies.

The next day, you’ll visit the elaborate Notre Dame Cathedral, charismatic Latin Quarter, Montmartre (the artists’ quarter), and Sacré Coeur Basilica, where you’ll will climb up to enjoy a view of the sparkling city from its highest point. Don’t worry; you’ll have plenty of free time to get lost in French culture and experience life through Parisian eyes. Whether you choose to stroll along the River Seine nibbling on a freshly-baked baguette as you watch the locals meander by, or experience culinary rapture as you sink your teeth into a ham and cheese crepe, you’ll encounter the magic of Paris during this excursion.

Take advantage of the unique flavors of London. CEA offers a variety of local cultural activities to match your interests. Whether you enjoy concerts, clubs, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges, or something entirely different, our staff helps you get involved in local culture. Here are just a few examples:

Walking Tours

Take a journey through a London that’s miles (and years) away from the city you see before you today. Hidden gems await as you learn how London has grown and evolved over the centuries. Tours are tailored specifically to each group; you might have the chance to retrace the steps of Jack the Ripper, discover secret London street art, or follow the routes of some of London's most notorious characters. Walking has never been so interesting! These tours are a real eye-opener and will leave you wanting to find out more about your adoptive home.

Fullers Brewery Tour

No visit to England would be complete without a tour of the Griffin Brewery. Explore the brewing process from the arrival of raw materials, to packaging of the beer on the cask racking line. The tour ends with a full tasting session of Fuller’s beers, including London Pride. You’ll also catch a glimpse of Fuller’s massive purple wisteria, believed to be the oldest in England.

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

The new Shakespeare's Globe is an international education and entertainment resource that expresses and utilizes Shakespeare's work through the playhouse and various workshops. The original Globe Theatre was built in 1599, but was closed (along with all theaters) under the 1642

Puritan administration. After extensive renovations, Her Majesty the Queen opened the new Globe in 1997.

Museum or Gallery Tour

Where else but London can you see the Rosetta Stone, Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers, mummies, and a giant dinosaur skeleton all within a few miles? A guided tour points out highlights of London's collections and opens your imagination to the history and art from around the world.

University-Specific Opportunities

Our London partner institutions offer a number of opportunities for you to get involved and interact with local students. Specific activities vary by university, but you’ll have the chance to explore your interests and experience local culture through opportunities such as intramural sports teams, writing for a local newspaper, helping out at a local radio station, or joining clubs or societies around issues like animal rights, film, drama, fashion, integrated medicine, and more.

Evening at a West End Play/Theatre Show

From the long-standing Phantom of the Opera to The Mouse Trap, Matilda to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Othello to Macbeth, you’ll have your pick of world-class entertainment in London’s West End. Keep your agenda open and enjoy performances by Benedict Kumberbach or Daniel Radcliffe. London and its magnificent theaters and actors are always ready to welcome you.

Afternoon Tea

If you visit England and don’t have tea, then you were never here! Indulge in a lovely hot cuppa poured in fine-bone china, try scones with jam and Devonshire clotted cream, and nosh on finger sandwiches and delicious pastries. Welcome to the UK—please feel at home!

Monthly Challenges

Monthly Challenges help students discover the places that are worth exploring, like climbing the Monument to the Great Fire of London and exploring east London, the O2 Arena, and the Emirates Line. You’ll find many quirky spots in London if you decide to take the challenge! (Bonus: CEA explorer students get rewards!)

Wellness Activities

In addition to the many fitness activities and clubs available to you through our local partner institutions, CEA also organizes wellness activities. Opportunities vary by term, but past activities include running events, hiking trips, and yoga classes. You’re encouraged to participate and stay active during your study abroad experience!

Mobile Journalist Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Mobile Journalist (MOJO) program! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus…become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

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What's included in your Program

London Housing

Available:

Semester
Summer

You'll enjoy the opportunity to live the life of a British students in one of the university’s residence halls. Situated near an array of the city’s amenities and main public transportation lines, London South Bank University’s residence halls embrace the bustling city atmosphere and typically house American, international, and British students in single rooms with access to a shared kitchen and common space throughout the building. If you enjoy living in a student community and hope to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you.

Typical Commute

  • London South Bank University: 5-15 minutes walking

Meals Included

N/A

Roommates

  • 1 student per room in a cluster flat
  • 4-6 students per flat

Unit Amenities

  • Communal kitchen/dining space within the flat
  • 1 or more shared bathrooms within the flat
  • Shared community lounge space within building complex, not every building has a lounge area
  • Internet access
  • Laundry facilities available for a fee

Additional Fees

N/A
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Summer

As a CEA student at University of Westminster, enjoy the opportunity to live the life of a British student in one of the university’s residence halls – Alexander Fleming, Harrow, or Marylebone (additional fees apply). Situated near an array of energetic pubs, tasty restaurants and the city’s main public transportation lines, Westminster’s residence halls embrace the bustling city atmosphere and typically house American, international, and British students in single rooms with access to a shared kitchen. If you enjoy living in a student community and hope to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you.

Standard option for the Summer is Marylebone or Alexander Fleming, no additional fee.

Typical Commute

  • University of Westminster Central London from Fleming: Up to 30 minutes by metro
  • University of Westminster Central London from Marylebone: 5-20 minutes by metro & walking
  • University of Westminster Harrow from Harrow: 5 minutes walking; 30 minute metro ride to all other campuses

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1 student per room
  • 180-600 students per residence hall

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen (kitchenware available at additional cost)
  • Shared-community hall bathroom at Alexander Fleming
  • Ensuite bathroom at Harrow
  • Ensuite bathroom at Marylebone (additional fee)
  • Bed linens included for summer term only
  • Internet access
  • Washer only or laundromat for a fee
  • Central heating

Additional Fees

  • Marylebone Single: $1,100 - $1,800 semester
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As a CEA student at Goldsmiths, University of London, enjoy the opportunity to live the life of a British student in a university residence hall. Situated near an array of energetic pubs, tasty restaurants and the city’s main public transportation lines, Goldsmiths residence halls embrace the bustling New Cross area and typically house American and international students. If you enjoy living in a student community and hope to make friends from all over the world, this housing option is a great fit for you.

Typical Commute

  • Goldsmiths, University of London: 5 minutes walking

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 1 student per room
  • 180-300 students per residence hall

Unit Amenities

  • Shared full kitchen
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bed linens included for summer term
  • Internet access
  • Washer only or laundromat
  • Central heating
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Accommodations on J-Term Traveling Seminars vary based on location and duration of stay. Most accommodations are in hotels or residences in double or triple rooms. All breakfasts and some group dinners are included in program fees. Students are responsible for purchasing their own lunches, and IAU staff and guides will bring students to appropriate areas to find lunch. Exact inclusions are outlined in final itineraries to allow students to plan and budget accordingly.
 

Typical Commute

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Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

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Unit Amenities

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While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our London housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

Typical Commute

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Institutions

London South Bank University
London South Bank University

Established in 1892 as the Borough Polytechnic Institute, the original aim of London South Bank University (LSBU) was to promote the industrial skill, general knowledge, health, and well-being of young men and woman. Renamed London South Bank University in 2003, LSBU’s mission remains remarkably similar today, with a goal to produce graduates who meet the challenges of today’s workplace.

LSBU features seven schools in a flexible, dynamic learning environment that supports students, develops academic programming, and engages with professional industries. More than 17,000 students enroll at LSBU, of which approximately 2,000 are international students from more than 130 countries. LSBU’s campus is located on the south bank of the River Thames, a quick tube ride from Central London.

Students taking classes at LSBU will have access to a number of services and amenities such as mental health & well-being support, special needs support, student advising, student sport clubs and societies, as well as a dedicated student union.

Accreditation

London South Bank University is recognized by the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Grading

English professors assume that you are there to learn and they typically do not take responsibility for your learning, so you may find that you don’t have the same system of accountability that you are used to at your home school. You are responsible for knowing the subject matter and researching topics related to your course. In addition, many English professors will not give feedback about how you are doing. Grades are usually based on a final exam, paper, or oral presentation. Quizzes, homework assignments, and midterms are rare. Even though homework is not assigned to you, you will still be responsible for knowing the material at the end of the semester.

London South Bank University grades on a 100-point scale, with 70+ equaling an ”A+”. Please keep in mind that it is not very common for students to score above a 70.

UK PERCENTAGE MARK (%)

VERBAL DESCRIPTION

U.S. GRADE COMPARISON

70+

EXCELLENT – outstanding performance with only minor errors

A+

66-69

VERY GOOD – above the average standard but with some errors

A

64-65

A-

60-63

B+

54-59

GOOD – generally sound work with a number of notable errors

B

50-53

B-

46-49

SATISFACTORY – fair but with significant shortcomings

C+

44-45

C

40-43

C-

38-39

SUFFICIENT – performance meets the minimum criteria

D+

36-37

D

35

D-

0-34

FAIL – Less than 35% achieved overall

F

Classroom and Information

  • Faculty from LSBU will teach your courses.
  • Attendance is mandatory in each class and will be recorded.
  • Teaching styles in England may differ from those found in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations at your school. You are expected to take ownership for your learning, both in and out of the classroom.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Union
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Counseling Services
  • Travel Books & Resources
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Multi-Media
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Career Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Copy & Mail Center
  • On-campus ATM
  • Chaplaincy
  • Museum & Art Galleries
University of Westminster
University of Westminster

Originally established in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, the University of Westminster (UW) has a student body of over 20,000 and is a leader in research and education. Over 4,000 international students a year choose to study at UW, making it one of the top 15 UK institutions for overseas students. Based in the heart of London's West End, it brings together all the conveniences of a modern university with the exciting atmosphere of a bustling, cosmopolitan city. UW has four campuses, three in the heart of the city.

If you are a semester or academic year student, you’ll take courses at the Regent Street, Cavendish, Marylebone, or Harrow campuses, each of which is close to all the major public transport links. If you are a summer student, you will take courses at the Regent Street or Harrow campus.

Accreditation

The University of Westminster is recognized by the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Grading

English professors assume that you are there to learn and they typically do not take responsibility for your learning, so you may find that you don’t have the same system of accountability that you are used to at your home school. You are responsible for knowing the subject matter and researching topics related to your course. In addition, many English professors will not give feedback about how you are doing. Grades are usually based on a final exam, paper, or oral presentation. Quizzes, homework assignments, and midterms are rare. Even though homework is not assigned to you, you will still be responsible for knowing the material at the end of the semester.

The University of Westminster grades on a 100-point scale with 70+ equaling an ”A+”. Please keep in mind that it is not very common for students to score above a 70.

UK PERCENTAGE MARK (%)

VERBAL DESCRIPTION

U.S. GRADE COMPARISON

70+

EXCELLENT – outstanding performance with only minor errors

A+

66-69

VERY GOOD – above the average standard but with some errors

A

64-65

A-

60-63

B+

54-59

GOOD – generally sound work with a number of notable errors

B

50-53

B-

46-49

SATISFACTORY – fair but with significant shortcomings

C+

44-45

C

40-43

C-

38-39

SUFFICIENT – performance meets the minimum criteria

D+

36-37

D

35

D-

0-34

FAIL – Less than 35% achieved overall

F

Classroom and Information

  • International UW faculty teach electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in England may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to different classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Lecture and seminar class sizes range between 15 and 60 students. You will attend class with CEA participants, international students, and host nationals.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Union
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • Counseling Services
  • Student Health Services
  • Travel Books & Resources
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Multi-Media
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Career Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Student Sports Teams
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Copy & Mail Center
  • On-campus ATM
  • Bookstore
  • Chaplaincy
Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London began as Goldsmiths' Technical and Recreative Institute in 1891 as an institution dedicated to the personal and professional development of residents of the New Cross area. In 1904, the Institute became part of the University of London system. Since then, Goldsmiths has developed a reputation for quality academics and an interdisciplinary approach to education. It is consistently ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK and is a member of the prestigious '94 Group, a group of smaller, research-oriented universities.

With a student population of over 8,400 students from more than 130 countries, Goldsmiths appeals to a wide variety of students. The college's campus is located in the New Cross area of southeast London, approximately 15 minutes by train from Central London.

As a CEA student at Goldsmiths you will have access to all of the university services afforded to full-time students and access to the popular University of London Union (ULU) in Central London.

Accreditation

Goldsmiths is part of the prestigious University of London, a federation of 20 self-governing colleges located throughout the city that are recognized by the UK's Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

Grading

English professors assume that you are there to learn and typically do not take responsibility for your learning, so you may find that you don’t have the same system of accountability that you are used to at your home school. You are responsible for knowing the subject matter and researching topics related to your course. In addition, many English professors will not give feedback about how you are doing. Grades are usually based on a final exam, paper, or oral presentation. Quizzes, homework assignments, and midterms are rare. Even though homework is not assigned to you, you will still be responsible for knowing the material at the end of the semester.

Courses are graded by each instructor using the British system in which the grade derived represents the quality of work produced in relation to British degree classifications (first, upper second, lower second, third, pass, fail) usually with an indication whether the performance is high, middling, or low within that classification. The grade distribution is shown below.

Degree Class

Percentage Marks

Letter Based

1-15 System

First

90 - 100

80-89

70-79

A++

A+

A

15

14

13

Upper Second

65-69

60-64

B++

B

12

10/11

Lower Second

56-59

50-55

B

B-

9

7/8

Third

48-49

45-47

41-44

40

C+

C

C-

Pass

6

5

4

3

Non-Honors

Classification

39

36-38

D

D-

 

Classroom and Information

  • Faculty from Goldsmiths, University of London will teach your courses.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in England may differ those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to the different classroom structures and coursework expectations at your school.
  • Class size ranges between 25 and 75 students. You will attend class with CEA participants, other international students, and local students.

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