King's College London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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King’s College London is one of the top 30 universities in the world (QS international world rankings), the Sunday Times 'University of the Year' and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, it has more... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.2
Based on 23 Reviews
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This was absolutely worthwhile. I learned about how much I'd grown since coming to college. I was able to be more independent and live in a city I'd always wanted to live in. I made lifelong friends, became closer to family living in the area, and got to solidify what I want to do in the future. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was able to take a course that wasn't available at my home university. I also was able to make many new friends through participating in my host university's rock climbing club. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It almost felt like I was living another reality. Everything was new and different, some bad and some good, but I definitely gained a sense of clarity of what I wanted from life and the future. The time abroad gave me time to do some reflection, almost like a semester-long meditation, so it was very much worth my time. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with King's College London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
May 31, 2019 Love London
I learned a lot about myself and also for the first time, prioritized my mental health/ relaxing over school because I had the time to. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with King's College London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned a lot about self sufficiency, budgeting, european culture, and so much more. It was so worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained so much real-life experience of living in a city and living by myself that the entire study abroad experience was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with King's College London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned how to properly cook for myself, and how to navigate new urban territory with an open mind. It was absolutely worthwhile to me. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to live in a huge, international city. I learned how to get through a very tough situation while alone. I learned a lot about myself, like that I shouldn't move to a foreign country where I don't know a single person. These are worthwhile lessons, but at a steep cost. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 10, 2018 Great!
How to enjoy university. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about living independently in an unfamiliar environment and I think I became more resilient and healthy. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
July 19, 2017 An Experience
For me, although I had complaints, it was worthwhile. I had never been abroad before, and I needed to get away from Wellesley for a bit. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about traveling and had the opportunity to travel to many new places while in Europe! It was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
More confidence/independence, better understanding of the local culture, - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 20, 2020 London Is Amazing!
I learned how to be independent. I learned how to be on my own. Sometimes being alone without my friends from Wellesley made me sad, but all in all, it was very worthwhile, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I became far more confident, developed better independency skills, and came away feeling a lot more optimistic about my place in the world. It was certainly worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My biggest gain would probably be the European Union module I took. I learned so much about European politics & history in a perspective that I never would've learned if I stayed in the States. I also became a member of the KCL Varsity Pole Dancing team, which was very rewarding for me. All my best friends I made through the t... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
March 31, 2019 Love London
It was an entirely different education system. While I did not like it as much, I'm very grateful to have tried UK uni and for the friends I made. It was a great opportunity for personal growth. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
January 07, 2019 A Memorable Semester
I learned how to live and travel on my own. I made it a big deal to manage money well, which included choosing what to spend my money on. It was incredibly worthwhile and I would do it again! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Going abroad was definitely worthwhile. I think the timing, personally, could have been better given events that were out of control, but I really liked being able to learn about a new city, explore it, and learn, really, more about myself. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a new style of teaching and about the local culture - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned how to live on my own, cook for myself, make friends in a foreign country, travel on my own and manage my own expenses. This was also especially worthwhile because of all the free access to museums. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself, I conquered a lot of fears, and I realized many things that I was grateful for back home that I had taken for granted. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to live in/navigate a city, learned how to prioritize/set reasonable expectations for myself - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to better live on my own, budget, and find new social and educational opportunities. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review I Like Europe
It was really fun experiencing a different school. - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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King’s College London is one of the top 30 universities in the world (QS international world rankings), the Sunday Times 'University of the Year' and the fourth oldest in England. A research-led university based in the heart of London, it has more than 24,000 students (of whom nearly 10,000 are graduate students) from 150 countries and more than 6,100 employees. King’s has an outstanding reputation for providing world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the Research Assessment Exercise for British universities, 23 departments were ranked in the top quartile of British universities; over half of our academic staff work in departments that are in the top 10 per cent in the UK in their field and can thus be classed as world leading. The College is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of nearly £525 million. King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar. It is the largest centre for the education of healthcare professionals in Europe; no university has more Medical Research Council Centres.

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