Kingston University is located in Kingston-upon-Thames, an attractive riverside town in south-west London. Kingston is surrounded by beautiful countryside with a rich heritage, and is only 25 minutes by train from central London. The town has plenty of shops and a wide range of restaurants and cafes.

There is a mandatory set of pre-departure orientations at LVC for all students planning to participate in the program. Students attend an on-site orientation in London.

Program Details

Housing and Meals

Students will live in on-campus residence halls that will encourage assimilation with the high number of international and domestic students enrolled at the university. The residence halls provide single room living for students in a shared flat with 2-9 other students. Student will purchase and prepare their own food in the flat's shared kitchen facilities. Meals can also be purchased in campus cafés, but no meal plan will be provided. 

Academics

This program allows students to receive transfer credits in their major or minor, while also fulfilling LVC general education requirements. A sample of available course offerings can be provided by the Study Abroad Office. Kingston University also offers a course specifically designed for study abroad students titled "British Life and Culture." Lectures are given on various aspects of British life, culture, and history followed by excursions to places of special interest including Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre, and Parliament. 

Costs

  • LVC tuition and fees 
  • LVC room charge 

Travel, food, and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees subject to change. 

Dates

Fall semester only 

  • Applications should be received by March 15 
  • $25 deposit is due with application.* 
  • Accepted students owe $475 program deposit.* 
  • Packet of forms is due April 15. 
  • Fall semester in London (approx. 16 credits): Mid-September to mid December. 

* The $500 program deposit will be credited to the student's account in the Business Office for the start of the off-campus semester. The $500 deposit will be forfeited on student withdrawal from the program. 

Language of Instruction

English 

Eligibility Requirements

Students from any major who are in good standing (2.7 GPA) may apply. 

Group Excursions

LVC students are encouraged to travel on weekends and before and after the semester. Great Britain and Ireland are easily explored by train and ferry, while Brussels and Paris are only three hours away by rail.