Valentine’s Day in the UK

It’s Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air! Whether you’re by yourself, with friends, or a special someone, here are some of the most romantic locations throughout the United Kingdom, as shown in our favourite romance films. Perhaps you might even visit a couple of these places while you’re here studying abroad and relive some of…

Christmas Farewell Event

Somehow the 12 weeks of fall term have completely whizzed by, and we’re already almost at the winter holidays! Although temperatures are dropping to absolutely frigid levels, last week we hosted our Christmas Farewell Event to celebrate with our students one last time before they head home to the States. We started off our fun-filled…

Christmas Time in the UK

Christmas in California is always fun, but sunshine and palm trees don’t quite scream winter holiday like a bit of cold weather and fog. That’s why being in the UK in the weeks leading up to Christmas is a great way to get into the spirit of the Yuletide season. Here are a few ways…

UCEAP English Universities 2015 Thanksgiving

On Saturday, the 14th of November, over 100 UCEAP English University students and UC alumni attended our very special Thanksgiving meal at the Barbican in London! The day started at 12:30pm in the beautiful Barbican Conservatory, a place normally closed to the public. UCEAP had this amazing venue all to itself, so guests enjoyed tropical…

Celebrating Pancake Day in the UK

On Tuesday, February 17, the UK will be celebrating Pancake Day. This holiday is one of several the UK does not happen to share with the US, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it while you’re here! Check out our breakdown of the history of Pancake Day below, along with all the details…