Trip Details


Sept. 30 - Oct. 4 2018

Deadline to Apply

June 8 2018

Cost of $800 Covers:

  • Participant airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Some meals
  • Cultural activities
  • Ground transportation

Program & Location Highlights

At CEA London, students find a wide range of options in one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities. Offerings include a rigorous academic curriculum, including internship placements, experiential learning opportunities and a rich menu of cultural activities. Housing can also be included or facilitated in centrally-located flats or independent accommodation.

Our staff brings a diversity of global experience and cultural adjustment skills to help students adapt to their new environment and maximize both in-class and out-of-class opportunities for the development of intercultural competencies. We offer a rigorous set of safety protocols and monitor student assimilation and academic progress, proactively monitoring and intervening when there is reason for concern (as in absence from classes, or repeated anti-social behavior as a symptom of stress).

Academic staff bring a wealth of teaching and professional experience to the classroom and fully utilize their networks and expertise by exposure to primary sources across the city, which we purposefully use as a complementary learning laboratory.

Our academic offering covers a full curriculum at both our study center and partner institutions, allowing students to fulfill both major and general education requirements across a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Biosciences
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Cultural Studies
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering (Chemical, Computing, Mechanical, Electrical)
  • Fashion
  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Hospitality
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Sports Science

Cultural activities are intentionally embedded into the academic curriculum and facilitate student engagement with the many cultures of our rich local communities. All classes require active student engagement and encourage external experiences leading to reflection and transformation of experience into knowledge.

Along with academically embedded activities, experiential learning opportunities offered at CEA London include:

  • Volunteering opportunities – e.g., Meal preparation for families at the Ronald McDonald House, and environmental clean-up activities along the Thames
  • Cultural engagement through ‘locals’ activities – e.g., book group discussions, and local symposia and colloquia

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Unique Student Benefits in London

  • Experienced staff that offers detailed attention to academic support, housing, and student pastoral care
  • Rich, diverse and rigorous academic offerings
  • Global city with endless options for social, educational, and cultural engagement – many no cost ‘local’ activities each week!
  • Easily navigable city with an efficient public transportation system
  • Housing based in safe area with dynamic and lively local vibe, typically less than a 10 minute walk to Underground access (typically in Zone 1 or 2)
  • Fashion, food, innovation, design, and music are important components of London’s social and business scene
  • Culinary hub of Britain, from traditional cuisine to world-renowned chefs
  • Superbly connected to UK and European destinations with high-speed trains and five international airports
  • Home to numerous international sports teams and host of events from Wimbledon to the annual Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race

Academic & Partner Institutions

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.

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.

Goldsmiths College, University of London

Goldsmiths College, 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 and was renamed Goldsmiths College. 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.

London Staff

Anne-Marie Bruner-Tracey

Center Director
London, England
Anne-Marie has worked in the UK in international education for 10 years and has a total of 18+ years of experience in the international education sector. Her experience is comprised of program development and administration, admissions, compliance and relationship management, global marketing strategies, risk and crisis planning and management. Anne-Marie has been actively involved with NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad, as a member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps and as part of proposal review panels on multiple occasions.
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Cassandra Peacock

Program Director
London, England
Cassandra Peacock's role as Program Director at CEA encompasses both administrative and operational duties. She helps students understand that their experience is not only about attending school, but about how much potential they have in their particular circumstances. Cassandra ensures students experience smooth arrivals, a ride from the airport, proper housing, and advice on what to eat, where to go, and things to see around London.
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Sample Itinerary




Welcome Dinner



City tour

Tour Facilities, Meet CEA Staff



Tour Student Housing

Meet with Current Students, Observe Courses



Visit Partner University

Meet with Faculty and participate in Academic Field Trip



Activity with Students

Cultural Site Visit



Final Day

Depart for U.S.


Competence and Efficiency
Working with CEA has been a pleasure for students, faculty, and administrators at Illinois State University. All logistic and programmatic matters, both in the U.S. and abroad, are handled by CEA staff with efficiency, competence, and friendliness. We couldn’t be happier and greatly appreciate CEA’s superb service.

Rachel L. Shively , Associate Professor of Spanish & Applied Linguistics
Illinois State University

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