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My internship was definitely my favorite academic experience! It was absolutely wonderful, I learned so much, and it helped me get to know British people and learn about their health care system.
– Kaylee Gibney
Drake University

housing and meals


Students live in Woburn Place, a residence hall located in Bloomsbury, the heart of London’s academic district. You'll be just a short distance from the west end theatre district, eclectic Camden Town as well as some of London's best museums. As a center for student life in London, you'll find many restaurants, pubs and clubs just minutes from your residence. Students need not go far to experience some of London’s best green space, with several public squares around each corner.

The area is well served by public transport, with Russell Square, Euston, King’s Cross, St. Pancras and Goodge Street tube stations a short walk away, and many bus routes nearby.

Woburn Place living arrangements include:

  • double rooms
  • shared bathroom facilities
  • common room with TV and DVD
  • internet connection via in room data ports and Wi-Fi internet in all bedrooms and common areas
  • laundry facility
  • full kitchen and dining room
  • bike storage
  • secure door entry with CCTV
  • 24-hour staff and reception
  • vending machine
  • wheelchair accessible

Your location also gives you easy access to the University of London Student Union, where you can join clubs, organizations, sports teams and meet local students.


While a meal plan is not provided, all students have access to a communal kitchen on their floor. This is a great opportunity to meet other students and enjoy the camaraderie of Woburn Place.

Take advantage of shopping for food at the nearby outdoor markets where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat and fish, as well as traditional British treats. There are several supermarkets and markets within easy walking distance

. The Central College Abroad Center

The Central College Abroad center in London is located on vibrant Store Street in Bloomsbury. This office space is conveniently located just minutes from the residence hall and will serve as a gathering spot for Central College Abroad students including library space, a small seminar room where Central College Abroad classes are taught, and a lounge. The director and assistant director's offices are also housed here.