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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 3, 2024 - Aug 3, 2024 $6,900 May 1, 2024 No Extension May 31, 2024

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.

  • 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.

  • A Historic Royal Palace

    Explore one of the many historic royal palaces in and around London! These palaces show the extravagant wealth of the previous and current royal families of England and hold collections of art, furniture and jewels that are truly priceless. The buildings themselves are also marvels of architecture and show how each palace was adapted and redesigned for each monarch.

  • Caps, Cobblestones, and Cathedrals

    Fancy yourself a scholar? Join us for an excursion to either Oxford or Cambridge, two of the most popular university towns in the UK. For over 800 years, both Oxford and Cambridge have been home to universities that bear their names. Each place hosts popular activities like punting down the river, touring the beautiful campuses, and taking in historic sites. Walk in the footsteps of some of the world's most famous alumni like Alan Turing, Stephen Hawking, Rosamund Franklin, Riz Ahmed, Emma Thompson, Zadie Smith, Philip Pullman, and many more!

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.