Cornell, Brown and Penn students directly enrol in UK universities. The Cornell-Brown-Penn centre provides a place to meet with the director, where students can discuss academic issues, cultural adjustment, or receive advice on British life. The centre is based near Bloomsbury, the heart of London’s educational district. Once green and rural, the area is now home to the University of London (including University College London, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and the School of Advanced Study) and The British Museum.
Vanessa Bell and her sister Virginia Woolf met at their home in Gordon Square with fellow artists, writers and critics, including Roger Fry and Clive Bell, and so were known as the Bloomsbury Group.