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Spend your summer in England with API at Kingston University! This program is ideal for students who wish to balance the bustling London metro area with small town English charm. Kingston University, named a top UK university in 2021 by The Guardian, offers a broad array of courses across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, and is especially strong in Business (AACSB accredited Business School), Communication and Journalism, and more.

Explore London, England, and beyond all while earning credit towards your degree!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Transit Pass

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Open to first years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer Jul 5, 2023 - Aug 5, 2023 $6,500 May 1, 2023 No Extension May 31, 2023

API students will participate in one of the following excursions per term (students in both terms will do two of the following excursions). API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API London programs.

  • Brighton

    Brighton is England’s most popular coastal resort on the English Channel. In the early 19th century, George IV made Brighton his personal “playground” when he built his summer home, the Royal Pavilion, with each room lavishly and sometimes outrageously decorated. Brighton’s most well-known attraction is Palace Pier, a collection of rides, arcade games, and other amusements. Known as a place where almost anything goes, Brighton attracts artists, musicians, jet-setters, organic farmers, hipsters, and hippies side by side.

  • British Seaside

    This excursion is designed for students to escape the heat of London by visiting the British Seaside. Depending on the weather, activities could include water sports like surfing or kayaking or a traditional lunch of fish and chips. Students will also have some free time to explore the coastline, sun themselves on the beach, play games on the pier, or go shopping in town.

  • Windsor/Windsor Castle

    Windsor Castle is a royal residence at Windsor in the English county of Berkshire. The castle is notable for its long association with the British royal family and for its architecture. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by succeeding monarchs and it is the longest-occupied palace in Europe. Currently, more than five hundred people live and work in Windsor Castle. The Queen has increasingly used the castle as a royal palace as well as her weekend home. It is now often used for state banquets and to entertain guests on official visits.

What You’ll Study

Summer students will select two courses, each worth 3 US semester credits (6 ECTS each). Kingston University is a very multicultural campus and classes are comprised of both international and local students. Learn about England's cultural heritage, theatre roots, London's diverse entrepreneurial success, and beyond!

Take your learning outside the classroom into London proper with plenty of class field trips and site visits (Oyster metro card included in the program fee)!

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    Stephanni Greenan

    Stephanni Greenan will be your Program Coordinator and will help you prepare to go abroad!

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    Sally Wippman

    Sally will be your on-site Resident Director and will be a resource for you while you are in England!
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    Vanessa Alves

    Vanessa will be an on-site London Student Services Coordinator and will be a resource for you while you are in England!

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Kingston College London welcomes students from all majors and offers a wide variety of coursework abroad a broad spectrum of academic disciplines from AACSB-accredited business courses to acting seminars to Harry Potter literature and more!

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive an official transcript from the Kingston University London upon completion of the program.

Courses at Kingston University London (Summer)

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Highlights
  • AACSB accredited business courses

Students at Kingston University will be housed in single rooms in a student residence hall with shared bathroom facilities. Students will have access to a shared kitchen to prepare their meals. The residence hall also provides security, linens, internet access, weekly cleaning, and laundry facilities. Housing is located within a 20 minute bus ride to Kingston town center.