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 25 Reviews
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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
December 22, 2016 I Like Europe
It was really fun experiencing a different school. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with King's College London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
I learned a lot about race and postcolonial consequences for Britain as a nation that has conquered and is now, like the United States, diverse in population. I learned a lot about and enjoyed British culture, such as going to the pub with my newly made lads and enjoying high tea. The food and fun in London was incredible. I had... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
February 08, 2016 A Smashing Time In London
Definitely worthwhile! It helped me to put life in the US into perspective--I found that I like aspects of British and European life more than aspects of American life, which was enlightening. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
January 06, 2016 London, I'll Be Back
It felt amazing to really get to know a great city like London, and to travel so widely. It was an amazing experience. That said, the educational experience felt like it got in the way of my other experiences. I didn't do many of the things I wanted to do because I was too busy worrying about writing papers for a different acade... - Middlebury 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
September 24, 2016 Best 3 Months Of My Life!
More confidence/independence, better understanding of the local culture, - Middlebury College View Entire Review
April 28, 2016 Life Changing
I learned so much about myself, other people, and other cultures. My view of the world expanded and increased as a result of my studying abroad. The friends and memories you make while abroad will last a lifetime. You will develop a love and appreciation for traveling and will become more confident in doing so on your won. Get i... - Marywood University View Entire Review
I gained more independence, got to travel across Europe and immerse myself in new cultures. It was an intense experience, packed at every moment with discoveries and delights. I only regret my time there was so short. - 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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