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I had the best time of my life and it was the epitome of my college experience. Excursions were great since I got to explore all over Scotland and the KEI Onsite Director was consistently helpful and attentive. Thank you KEI for making such a program affordable.

  Victoria Lepham
University of Houston
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Field Trips

KEI organizes cultural activities and field trips in Edinburgh, the Highlands, London, Dublin and . Transportation, lodging and admission for planed activities are included in the program fee. Academic year students participate in the field trips during the Fall semester only. KEI reserves the right to change planned excursions for destinations of equal value and interest. Excursions may change based on availability, local festivals and interest. Academic year and multiple term students participate on planned excursions during their first term of study.


The center of Edinburgh has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in recognition of its stunning urban landscape in the medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town. In addition, the city encompasses some striking modern architecture including the parliament building and the Museum of Scotland. A city tour is organized during the orientation period. Additional activities are planned during the semester by the Onsite Director.

The Highlands & Loch Ness

The wild rugged Highlands are all about mountains, lochs, sea and moors. From the gloomy Glen Coe, eastwards passed the mysterious Loch Ness and up north to Thurso, the gateway to Orkney and Shetland Islands. The Highlands are the most wild and impressive places in Scotland.

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin began life as a Viking settlement founded over 1,000 years ago on the banks of the river Liffey. The name “Dublin” comes from the Gaelic words “Dubh Linn” (Black River). As the political, economic and cultural center of Ireland, the city has all the amenities of a large metropolis while retaining a friendly, small town atmosphere. Dublin is a university town with one of the youngest populations in Europe. The city is rich with culture and entertainment: museums, theater, shops, clubs, cinemas, restaurants, art galleries, historic sites, sporting venues and gardens.

London, England

London, the capital of both England and the United Kingdom, is the epitome of a global city. With diverse communities, historic landmarks, world-class museums, thriving theaters and lively markets, there is a wealth of fascinating things to see and do. London's history goes back more than 2000 years to its founding by the Romans. London has been part of many movements and phenomena throughout history, including the English Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution and the Gothic Revival.

London's influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts contributes to its status as a major global city. Its population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions, and over 300 languages are spoken within the city. London is one of the world's most important business and financial centers. The City is headquarters to more than half of the UK's top 100 listed companies (the FTSE 100) and over 100 of Europe's 500 largest companies.

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