UC Davis Quarter Abroad


Status: Closed

British Culture & Internships in London

On Location

CAPA coordinates housing for program participants. Students choose to live in either a small dormitory-style apartments with other students or to live with a British family in a home stay.


The student apartments are located just a short walk from Kentish town and Archway Underground stations and only 10 minutes travelling distance to Central London. The apartment complex is recently refurbished and features an on-site gym, games room, lounge areas, special study spaces, 24-hour reception and Wifi internet access. Students will have a small private bedroom in a shared apartment with a kitchen and living area with TV. Coin-operated laundry on-site.


British homestays are located within Greater London and are generally in more suburban areas outside of the city center. Students will have their own room with a shared bathroom. Breakfast and dinner is included every day and laundry will be provided once per week. An Internet connection is not guaranteed. Living with a homestay family can be a great way to learn more about the host country and students will have a special link to the local culture and customs. 

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange comparable lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


Homestay students receive breakfast and dinner daily. Students in the apartments purchase their own meals at local markets or restaurants.

Excursions and Day Trips

Excursions out and about in London are an integral part of the program and are covered by the program fees. Additional activities and excursions will be available free or for a low cost through the CAPA London Study Center.

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible.  However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

About London

Everyone comes to London with a preconception shaped by a multitude of books, movies, TV shows and songs. Whatever yours is, prepare to have it exploded by this endlessly fascinating, amorphous city. You could spend a lifetime exploring it and find that the slippery thing’s gone and changed on you. One thing is constant: that great serpent of a river enfolding the city in its sinuous loops, linking London both to the green heart of England and the world. From Roman times the world has come to London, put down roots and whinged about the weather. There is no place on earth that is more multicultural; any given street yields a rich harvest of languages, and those narrow streets are also steeped in fascinating history, magnificent art, imposing architecture and popular culture. When you add an endless reserve of cool to this mix, it’s hard not to conclude that London is one of the world’s great cities, if not the greatest. (From Lonely Planet England).


Currency: Pound sterling (GBP)

Language Spoken: English

Weather and Climate

Because weather is unpredictable, bring clothes that you can layer for ease of comfort.  There may be some rain showers during your stay, so bring a jacket, poncho or umbrella and appropriate shoes for rain. Visit the CNN Weather page for London.

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