Summer Study Abroad Program at King's College London
About King's College in London, England
We're so excited that you are thinking about studying abroad for the summer with IFSA-Butler at King's College London. King's is one of the oldest and largest colleges of the University of London located in the heart of London. We're sure you're going to love studying there!
What King's has to offer
We look forward to working with you!
Where can I find a list of courses that the university offers?
What courses am I eligible to take?
Summer School courses are set at either level four or level five. Courses offered at level four are typically first year English undergraduate level; King's is not usually expecting any student to offer particular expertise or to have majored in a particular subject. Level five is usually second year English undergraduate level so there may be some expectation of the students' knowledge and skills in the particular area of study.
How many courses do I take?
What if I need to take a required course?
Where can I get the syllabi of the courses I'm interested in taking?
How many courses am I able to take, and how do I determine U.S. semester credit hours?
RegistrationThe module request form is not a registration form; it is a guideline to let King's know which courses (modules) you are interested in taking abroad. You should discuss your selections with your academic advisor at your home institution and have several backup choices in mind. Neither you nor the university is bound by your selections, and you will not officially register for your modules until you arrive on campus.
When and how will I register for courses?
What are the registration conditions?
You should also be aware that you may be charged additional fees by your home institution or host university to take or process additional credits. Taking less than a full course load may jeopardize your student status and result in personal academic repercussions and/or loss of financial aid.
What do I need to know about exams?
How will my home university know what my classes were and what grades I received?
What are my housing options?
Staying in these accommodations is a great way to get to know other people taking part in the King's College Summer School and experience London with new friends, all while staying in a secure central London location.
The earlier you confirm your place with King's, the earlier you will be able to secure your choice of accommodation. Availability for each accommodation may change and is subject to availability.
Stamford Street Apartments
Great Dover Street Apartments
Students purchase or prepare their own meals. Numerous cafes, restaurants and grocery stores are located within walking distance of the King's housing. In addition, students will receive a pre-loaded meal allowance on their student id card. This will be approximately £30/week which can be used at campus dining.
Is my housing included in the program fee?
Can I request to live with a specific person or in a specific residence?
When will I receive my housing assignment?
Please keep in mind that while IFSA-Butler guarantees housing, we cannot guarantee your preferences.
Do I have to pay a housing deposit?
Can I arrange my own housing?
Please be advised that housing costs can be high abroad, and many times students living independently end up spending more money than students living in IFSA-Butler arranged housing. If you are hoping to save money by arranging housing on your own, please research your options early so you can compare costs. You must notify us of your intention to live in independent housing by the program application deadline, listed at the top of this page. We are not able to accommodate independent housing requests after the deadline.
Location InfoLiving and Studying Abroad in London, England
Population: 9 million
Location: Southeast England
Dates & Fees
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Important: Your program end date may change due to circumstances beyond IFSA-Butler's control. Upon arrival at your host university, be sure to verify your exam schedule and program end date. We also strongly recommend that you investigate fees and penalties associated with your airline tickets in case you need to make date or route changes.
In the United Kingdom, exams are taken under formal conditions and changes cannot be made for individuals. Exams must be taken where and when scheduled.
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Summer Payment Due: May 15
Program Fee Bills
† Housing Deposit
Personal Cost Estimates
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These figures are designed to assist students with financial planning but are only estimates based on past students’ experiences at the current exchange rate. They do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs. Meals are estimated based on the cost of a weekly standard grocery shop with one or two meals out. If you plan to eat out once a day or more, we recommend using a higher estimate. If you have dietary restrictions or follow a specific diet (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, organic, etc), you may also wish to budget more due to the higher cost of specialty food items.
The above numbers are general estimates of expenses during a program abroad. We recommend taking into account your current spending habits, the cost of living in your host country and the current exchange rate. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor can be helpful as you attempt to work on a personal budget for your experience abroad.
*Student Visa: U.S. citizens studying in the U.K. for less than six months (180 days) do not need to apply for a visa, but can instead enter the country as a student visitor at no cost. Student visitors are allowed to remain in the U.K. for up to six months but are not allowed to undertake any paid work, internships or unpaid volunteer activities. Citizens of some countries may be required to obtain a student visa. If this applies to you, your IFSA-Butler program advisor will notify you.
Personal Miscellaneous: Covers general expenses of college life, including course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, personal care, etc.
Commuting: Estimates are for transportation between housing and university. Transportation for personal or recreational purposes is not included in the above estimates.
All costs are in U.S. dollars.
Meet Your IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team of staff who are here to help students prepare for their program at King's College London:
Program Advisor Aimee Formo is here to assist with the application process and to answer program, cultural and academic questions before departure. Aimee completed her graduate degrees in History and Library Science at Indiana University, and her undergraduate degree in History at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. She studied abroad with R-MWC’s program at the University of Reading, where she focused on 19th century social reform movements. Aimee joined the IFSA- Butler team to aid students who want to study abroad and experience all that England has to offer. Aimee can be reached at the email link above or at 800-858-0229, ext. 4253.
Student & Parent Services Manager Donnetta Spears is available to both students and parents for travel questions and information. Donnetta has worked with IFSA-Butler since 2000, and she has traveled through parts of Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. As the mother of 4 college students (including one who studied abroad on an IFSA-Butler program), she has a deep understanding of the ins-and-outs of study abroad from a parent perspective. Donnetta can be reached at the email link above or at 317-940-4252.
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