I had an amazing time. I don't think I would've gotten the same experience going through another program. I had friends come visit me in London and they were jealous of my program, friends, and just the experience I was having.
Each Central program offers an in-depth orientation that will acclimate students to the country's culture as they get a feel for their new environment.
Get to know your surroundings by beginning your semester abroad with a full orientation led by your resident director. The orientation program includes discussions, speakers, a travel seminar, tours of London, a theatre trip (in recent semesters students have taken in Wicked and Mama Mia), a visit to London South Bank University, academic advising and course registration. Orientation culminates at the end of the second week with a weekend trip out of London.
One of the highlights of studying through Central College Abroad London is the number of cultural activities and excursions offered to students. These excursions, facilitated by the resident director, speak to the cultural learning and understanding you’ll gain in your courses. Recent excursions include:
Program excursions and cultural activities within London include entry fees and travel stipend for sites outside of Zone Two. Day trips outside of London include transportation, entry fees, and a meal stipend. Weekend excursions include transportation, lodging for two nights, breakfast, a meal stipend, and entry fees to museums or local sites.
Outside of regular program excursions, many students choose to explore on their own, either over the weekend or during a semester break. Students often visit other parts of England and the UK, with trips to Wales and Scotland being popular weekend options. In the past, students have taken advantage of London as a European travel hub, visiting Ireland, France, Spain, Greece, as well as many other countries.