KEI organizes cultural activities in London during the semester and summer; plus a day trip to Stonehenge, a day trip to Oxford and an overnight excursion to Wales during the semester. Transportation, lodging and admission for planed activities are included in the program fee. 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.
London is home to countless historical and modern attractions. Your introduction to London will start with the program orientation. Additional activities in London are planned during the program. KEI’s favourite places to visit in London:
Westminster Abbey and Big Ben
Tate Modern or Tate Britain Museum
Stonehenge, a collection of stones dating back 5,000 years, has been puzzling archaeologists and scientists for centuries. Set in the green Wiltshire landscape and dotted with prehistoric mounds and carvings, Stonehenge continues to enthrall the imagination and captivate the heart of every visitor.
Oxford and the Cotswolds
Oxford, City of Dreaming Spires, has been home to royalty and scholars for more than 800 years. Prime ministers, Nobel Prize winners, Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter have all attended Oxford in one way or another. Today, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town with a growing hi-tech community. With its mix of ancient and modern, there is plenty to see and do. See the River where Lewis Carroll took the real Alice in Wonderland, Howart’s dining hall at Christchurch (when available) and the colleges where CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein taught. Paired with the Cotswolds, a region of beautiful limestone hills and picturesque villages, this is classic England.
Wales is a land of the “Red Dragon” – full of green hills, countryside and sheep! Try some Welsh Cakes, learn a new language and find out what it means to be the Prince of Wales. We visit Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre Caerphilly Castle and Big Pit Mining Museum for an underground tour with flashlight and helmet. Final stop… Tintern Abbey, a romantic ruin that inspired William Wordsworth. Absolutely gorgeous.
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My internship experience in London was empowering. I had never worked in environment that was so diverse: people from Ethiopia, Germany, France, etc. I loved the idea of being responsible of projects and exploring it alone. I worked on the projects and had weekly meetings with my boss to present. That was challenging and yet empowering! This internship made me realize that the city itself enhanced my work experience. The diversity of a city is crucial for me to keep growing. In London, immigrant communities contribute to a multicultural city compared to Minneapolis (where I live).
Aime NtawukulityayoAugsburg College
Studying abroad was always a dream of mine but it seemed far fetched for a student who was supporting herselves through her studies, but then I found out about KEI. KEI offered an awesome program in the heart of London for a great price. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to explore London and other parts of Europe while earning credit towards my degree. KEI staff was helpful throughout the process of getting ready and during my stay in London. The lessons I learned in my summer abroad have changed my entire life and opened me up to the possibility of exploring more of the world. If it weren’t for KEI’s commitment to affordable and quality study abroad programs, I would never have been able to have this life changing experience. I am forever thankful to KEI for my time in London and all the good it has done for me. When I left the USA to study in London it was my first time leaving home. Now I have visited 5 continents and pursuing a masters degree abroad. Thanks, KEI!
Stephanie MorganFlorida Atlantic University
I can’t believe the things I have experienced while being abroad. I honestly wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world. My life is forever changed because of this opportunity. I am thanking God every single day for the chances I get to take. There are so many things I will miss once I leave London. Read my blog…
Samantha RussellWilliam Woods University
I strongly believe that every experience in life is what you make it. Having the opportunity to live in London and travel Europe for six months has been nothing short of amazing! Participating in the KEI program has been a great adventure, and one that I will always cherish. The wonder of London mixed with the unique intellectuals I have become acquainted with during my time here has been a life changing experience. Thank you.
Joey MansfieldClark Atlanta University
Studying at South Bank University is one of the best decisions I have made. The people, the location – everything here is great. A friend and program alum recommended this program to me, and I would definitely recommend it to my friends!
Matt CassaraMarist College
Studying in London allowed me to experience a wide variety of cultures and see many things, all in one place. Due to the language and cultural familiarity, I think London is a good study abroad option for those who have not yet traveled abroad. I am grateful for this opportunity and your support. Read Colin’s blog.