Program in Brief
This fall semester program offers students in any major the chance to complete certain LVC major/minor, general education, and elective requirements in a suburb of the world's most livable large cities. You will attend Kingston University with British natives and other multinational students enrolled in a wide range of stimulating and flexible courses.
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.
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.
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 cafes, but no meal plan will be provided.
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 histor followed by excursions to places of special interest including Oxford, Bath, Stonehenge, the National Theatre, the Globe Theatre and Parliament.
- LVC tuition and fees
- LVC room charge
Travel, food, and personal expenses are NOT included in these fees. Fees subject to change.
Fall Semester only
- Application timetable: 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
Students from any major who are in good standing (2.7 GPA) may apply.
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.