Kingston University, London
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON
University, about 25 minutes by train from
central London, is
London’s top-ranking new university.
Approximately 21,000 students attend classes in the regular
semesters on the four
campuses in and around Kingston
upon Thames, a historic part of
London. It is the safest borough in
London, according to the most recent
Urban Crime Rankings report (May 2006). The University benefits
from a modern environment, but is also surrounded by beautiful
countryside and a rich heritage. Students will be close to Hampton Court, Bushy Park,
and Richmond Park, and
may also take advantage of
the close proximity to London. Excellent transportation facilitates
travel to get to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, as well as the
Eurostar terminal. The University's supportive environment will
help students get the best out of their studies and their time
London is one of
the most exciting cities in the world. Its cultural diversity
means people from all over the world are happy to make it their
home. More than 83,000 international students study in
and over 300 languages are spoken.
Well-known sites such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, the
of London and the
British Library, are just short journeys away from
University by train. London's galleries and schools of art make the city an
artistic center to rival Paris
and Rome, and only London can
offer such diverse theater venues including the Blue Note, the
Royal Opera House, and the
Major international sporting events take place in
at Wimbledon, Lords, and Wembly
Stadium. In London, going for a walk
can be an adventure. The various neighborhoods, such as
Islington, Kensington, and Bloomsbury,
all have their own individual character. Markets, shops, parks,
restaurants, clubs, and street entertainers are abundant.
students at all levels and of any nationality are welcome to
Summer School program. Courses are three
credits, and students can elect to take one or two courses,
including the following:
Being a Forensic Scientist
British Art & Architecture
British Culture & Society
Creative Writing in London
Exploring Cultural London
International Financial Center
and Its Literature
Provision of Healthcare: The British Model
Shakespeare: Reading & Performance
Slavery: The British Perspective
here for a complete listing of courses and their
Optional weekend trips
include visits to Paris, Istanbul, and Scotland (not
included in program fee).
equivalencies spreadsheets have been compiled from
approved Academic Plan forms. They show when the course
was last approved and how it transferred back to
La Crosse. You may notice that some
classes satisfied several UWL options.
list is not comprehensive nor does it take the place of meeting
with your advisor for final approval! They are meant to be a guide of what courses may be appropriate
for your studies abroad.
HOUSING AND MEALS
students stay in a residence hall, central to
town and the
campus where classes are held.
Each student will have non-smoking accommodations in a single
bedroom with a private shower and toilet, in a suite of rooms
with up to 5 other students, sharing a kitchen.
Amenities include on-site
laundry facilities and free Internet connection in all rooms.
Bed linens (changed weekly), towels (changed
twice weekly), kitchen equipment, and cleaning equipment are
provided. Bedrooms and kitchen are also cleaned weekly.
does not offer a meal plan for the Summer School program, but
students will have access to a shared kitchen to prepare meals.
There are supermarkets (grocery
stores) in Surbiton and Kingston,
plus a daily fruit and vegetable market in
Kingston. There are also countless places
to eat out.
PASSPORTS & VISAS
Before you travel
abroad, you will need
to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S.
citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit
from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're
visa may be required as well.
Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The
U.S. State Department issues
travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers
tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally.
Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize
international travel health issues, and health
recommendations specific to your destination.
Program takes place from July to August.
For current academic calendar refer to the
The program fee includes the following:
Tuition (one or two courses)
University and Administrative Fees
Housing in a single residence hall room (meals not included)
Unlimited travel on London Underground, buses, and trains
International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
Abroad Graduation Sash
not included in the program price.
The program fee does not include a meal plan or meal
stipend of any kind.
Aid is applicable to program fees.
Program Fees for the most current
program fees subject to change. Valid for undergraduate
Wisconsin residents only; out-of-state students pay Minnesota reciprocity or
a non-resident surcharge.
All students will be required to attend a
pre-departure orientation. The orientation will help you prepare
for international travel in general, and for the experience of
visiting the United Kingdom.
University Summer School
Social Activities and Optional Trips
Tips and Advice from Program
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