The English Academy is ideally located just a two-minute walk from the vibrant city centre and an hour from London.  With over 55,000 students, there is always something for everyone. The Whitefriars Centre has the biggest names in shopping and holds international markets throughout the year, where you can buy craft and food around the world. There are also plenty of larger shops in the retail parks on the edge of the town. With a multitude of cosmopolitan cafes you can sit outside and watch the world go by, or head down to the Kings Mile to visit various small independent shops. You can find a bargain in the antique shops, browse around the museums and pay visit to see the beautiful architecture of the Buttermarket Square in front of the Canterbury Cathedral. In the evening Canterbury begins to buzz with nightlife as students take time to relax in one of restaurants, bars, clubs and traditional British pubs. The city has 2 cinemas and 2 theatres where you can catch everything from music to comedy and drama. For more detailed information about Canterbury please visit:

Canterbury is accessible from London by rail. There are two stations, Canterbury Easy and Canterbury West. The high speed train from London St.Pancras will bring you to Canterbury West in less than an hour. There are various train services from London Victoria, London Bridge, Waterloo East and Charing Cross to Canterbury West, and from London Victoria to Canterbury East.  Ashford International is only 15 minutes away from Canterbury West Station by train has Eurostar services to connect to the Continental Europe. In under an hour, you can be in London and within easy access of the Eurostar, it is simple to take a day-trip to Paris, Brussels or Amsterdam

Apart from very good train connections with 2 train stations, Canterbury has an excellent local bus service, extended routes within Kent and a National coach service
GAU Canterbury Address: 9 St George's  Place, Canterbury , CT1 1UT, Tel: +441227455556 / +90 850 360 53 10


London is one of the most famous capital cities in the world. It's located on the River Thames that flows through southern England. London is considered a leading global city in the arts, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, media and tourism.
Main attractions include: Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, Kew Gardens.


Cambridge is one of the main touristic cities in England, located on the River Cam. It's home to beautiful architecture, majestic college buildings, numerous museums and art galleries, quaint passages and bridges as well as gorgeous parks and meadows. 
Main attractions include: Punting on the River Cam, Cambridge College Visit, museums and parks.


Oxford is best known for its prestigious university established in the 12th century. Nowadays, the city combines history and tradition with diversity of cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Main attractions include: Christ Church College, Bodleian Library, Home of Hogwarts Dining Hall, museums and parks.


Brighton is a vibrant and stylish seaside resort town in the south of England. Much of the city and the waterfront can be explored within a day. The Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton Pier, pebbled beach with colourful beach huts, art galleries.


Brighton is a vibrant and stylish seaside resort town in the south of England. Much of the city and the waterfront can be explored within a day. The Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton Pier, pebbled beach with colourful beach huts, art galleries.


Rochester is a historic town in north Kent located on the river Medway. Many of the town centre's old buildings date from as early as the 14th century.
Main attractions include Rochester Castle, Rochester Cathedral, Castle Gardens, the Guildhall.

Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs

These picturesque towns are best destinations for a visit to the seaside. Kentish coast is famous for its highest quality traditional fish & chips.
Main attractions include: Turner Art Gallery, Dreamland Entertainment Park, Botany Bay.

The County of Kent

Kent known as the Garden of England is the home of the Bewl Water Reservoir which offers a huge range of water sports and adrenalin activities, the historic beauty of Tonbridge wells and the quaint seaside villages sprinkled around the miles of coast line. The stunning coastal town of Broadstairs inspired some of the works of Charles Dickens. With its gently curving bay of golden sand leading up to a beautiful jetty, Broadstairds coast is a favourite for anyone seeking a serene place to swim and bathe. Broadstairs, as well as having superb dining options, hosts the exceptionally popular Folk Festival for a week each August. Just along the coast is the seaside town of Margate home to some world class sunsets which inspired the renowned painter J.M.W Turner. The Turner Contemporary is a new art gallery opened on Margate's Harbour Arm and is a part of one of Britain's most famous art galleries, the Tate. Whitstable, world famous fishing town known by its oysters is 20 minutes from Canterbury. Every year it holds Whitstable Oyster Festival where people are encouraged to celebrate the rich heritage of the area and enjoy local food and music.

The English Language Academy at GAUC is the ideal base for students who wish to fulfil their educational needs along with enjoying the ambience of a City that has a long cultural heritage and knows how to have fun!