England: Kingston University, London
Kingston University is well recognized for the strength of its academic departments, the quality of its instruction, and its proximity to London. Most students take the course British Life and Culture, designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of contemporary culture and society in the U.K. In addition, you can take courses that range from business and economics to drama and music. While at Kingston, it is easy to get involved with one of the many student organizations and, of course, take advantage of long weekends with travel around England and Europe. Studying at Kingston University provides you the opportunity to immerse yourself in British culture while earning academic credit in a variety of subjects, setting you up for a once in a lifetime international experience that you will carry with you back home and well beyond your graduation.
Additional features: optional excursions available, field trips in British Life & Culture module
Kingston-upon-Thames is located twenty-five minutes by train from Central London, giving students the opportunity to experience London while living in a smaller community. Kingston University has four campuses throughout the town, all connected by university bus service.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.