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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Deeper understandings of cultural divisions - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
Yes - Cornell University View Entire Review
A completely different view of how education works, and how people work. Completely worthwhile - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Learned how to live in a city by myself. Learned how to navigate random European countries without a map or any knowledge of the local language. Learned tons of British slang. I dunno, I learned a lot. Amazing trip - Brandeis University View Entire Review
it was the experience of a lifetime and i loved it because i got to travel extensively (14 countries in 5 months) but i still got to know the city like a local (i knew more about some areas than my english flat mates) - Villanova University View Entire Review
Past Review Fun!
How to live in a culture other than your own, absolutely worthwhile - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I really liked the experience, but I felt it could have been better - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Extremely worthwhile. Every single day that I've been back, I wish I was still in London. It's so important to choose a location that will fit you. For me, London was exactly that. The culture, the city, the food, the architecture, everything about it was such a great fit for me. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I loved my study abroad experience! It was an amazing growth experience for me and I'm so glad I did it. I just wish it could've been longer. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I wouldn't change my experience for the world. It is a cliche statement, but it is so true. I loved all of my experience. While the start of my program sucked because Arcadia seemed unorganized, the second that I moved into my dorm, everything was great. I learned to be more independent and more outgoing. The experience real... - Austin College View Entire Review
Independence - Marywood University View Entire Review
It was a great experience and a much needed break from Wellesley! I met so many interesting people... it really made me aware of how people perceive me as an American as well. Personally, I think it made me even more mature and much more calm. Hopefully, I can keep that when I go back to Wellesley. I also studied at King's t... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review
It was an amazing experience and I would go back in a heartbeat. However, I will not remember my time in London because of King's College by any means. KCL will be a footnote in the story of my time abroad. My time was made memorable because of the people I met, the traveling i did, and the time I spent getting to know London an... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I discovered the city and people. It was definitely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome
Broadened my cultural horizons. Very worthwhile, grew as a person. - Cornell University View Entire Review
I learned Medical manners, medical ethics, hands-on experience with real patients in a medical setting - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I'd never been out of the US before and always wanted to go abroad. That alone makes the experience worthwhile. I gained a better understanding of not only English culture, which is useful to my major, but also a better understanding of Europe in general. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Go To London!
definitely worth while! - Fordham University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
I learned numerous things from my teachers and learned to navigate London. It was totally worthwhile. - Fordham University View Entire Review
Past Review Living In London
I learned how to be independent and had a lot of fun in the city. But, I was not impressed with the education abroad. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Yes it really was. The confidence and independence that you find while studying abroad, especially in a vibrant city like london, really helps you start to feel like an adult. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Absolutely. I definitely grew as a person first and foremost. You really get a glimpse of what your life could be like once you've finished university living. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was priceless. It taught me about who I am and my own openness to different cultures. It motivated me to want to travel to as many places as I possibly can. It taught me how independent I can be and it provided me with a new set of international friends. It refreshed me and took away the stress tha... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Direct Enrollment: London - Kings College London
I grew up so much because I was put in the most independent situation of my life. I learned more responsibility and also learned to try so many new things and enter into new experiences. Granted, there were problems with my academic experience and the system was hard to figure out, but every single other part of my time in Londo... - Barnard College View Entire Review
Past Review
I learned so much about language, culture, dialects, etc. It was very helpful to my research interests in English literature. Just because it's English doesn't mean you won't learn anything about language! I hope to return to the UK for a masters. I had an absolutely amazing experience and I highly recommend going to London ... - 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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