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UK Partner: London South Bank University (KEI)
London, England (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Summer 2
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Program Sponsor: Knowledge Exchange Institute 
Program Dates &
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Fees and Policies Academic Year,
Summer 2
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Intern Abroad, Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Business, Communication, Computer Science, English, Environmental Studies, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Literature, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Course Language:
Minimum Language Requirement:
Housing Options:
Residence Hall
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Purchase required (via EA at UK)
Approved for VA Benefits:
Previously Approved
Program Description:
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London, England
Academic Program Concentrations
  • Architecture & Built Environment
  • Business, Law & Diplomacy
  • Computer Science & Software Engineering
  • Education & Educational Psychology
  • Environment & Policy
  • Industrial & Product Design
  • Journalism, Communications & Media
  • Media & Film
  • Pre-Medicine, Health & Nutrition
  • Psychology, Sociology & Behavior
  • Regional Studies & Liberal Arts
  • Science, Mathematics & Engineering
  • Sport Science & Physical Training
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management
  • Visual & Performing Arts
  • Internships & Community Service
Summer concentrations
  • Regional Studies & Liberal Arts
Host Location

      London, the capital of both England and the United Kingdom, is the epitome of a global city. With diverse communities, historic landmarks, world-class museums, thriving theaters and lively markets, there is a wealth of fascinating things to see and do. It is no wonder that Samuel Johnson said, "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."
      London's influence in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion and the arts contributes to its status as a major global city. Its population draws from a wide range of peoples, cultures, and religions. Over 300 languages are spoken within the city.
      The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK and Britain, consists of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The UK is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state, but with no direct political control.
      UK is governed by a parliamentary system with its capital in London, England, and three devolved national administrations in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Cardiff, Wales and Edinburgh, Scotland. UK is the world's oldest parliamentary system. Its constitutional, governmental and legal innovations have been widely adopted by nations around the world.
Host University

      London South Bank University (LSBU), established in 1892 as Borough Road Polytechnic, is the oldest university in London. The University is regarded for its academic standards, practical curriculum, research, expert faculty and community outreach.
      The LSBU student body is one of the largest and most diverse in the UK. The main campus is situated in Southwark, a short walk from many of London's major landmarks. The campus is clustered on several city blocks and includes academic buildings, libraries, residence halls, cafes, sport centers and recreation facilities.

      Most courses at LSBU are awarded 4 credits. Program transcripts are issued by London South Bank University or an accredited institution in the United States. Students should consult with the study abroad and/or academic advisor at their university about course selection and approval, credit transfer, and program transcripts.

      Internships and community service allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships require a commitment of 120-240 hours (3-6 credits). Community service does not have a minimum time requirement (no credit).
      Previously, students interned at BMW, Lloyds TSB, Accenture Plc., Air France, Working Titles Films and other companies in London. Actual placement may be with different companies. Limited positions are available in the following fields: 
·      management
·      finance
·      accounting
·      media development
·      science research
·      architecture
·      education
·      public relations
·      human resources
·      international relations
·      law
·      software development
·      hospitality & tourism
·      interior design
·      media & journalism
·      medicine/health
·      communications
·      psychology
·      public service
·      engineering
·      built environment
·      art
·      information technology
·      humanitarian aid

       Housing is provided at the university residence hall, located in central London near Tate Modern, Globe Theater and Borough Market. Students live in suites with a shared kitchen and dining area and four to nine single- occupancy bedrooms. Each bedroom has a private bathroom, telephone and ethernet connection. A coin-operated laundry is available in the residence hall.
      The campus offers several cafes. Southwark also has many restaurants, pubs and cafes to choose from. Most students take the opportunity to learn how to shop and cook "English-style” by making their breakfast and dinner in the residence kitchen. Grocery stores and markets are in the neighborhood.

Support Services

      A KEI Program Manager will assist you with the enrollment and pre-departure process.  Students receive an extensive pre-departure guide and ample opportunities to interact with their fellow program participants, the KEI Onsite Director and the KEI Program Manager prior to the departure date.

      Ruby Dosanhj is a native of London. Her knowledge of the city, culture and local events are an asset to the program. Her warm personality makes students feel right at home. Ruby loves to invite students to join her for a meal of fish and chips.
Excursions and Cultural Program

      KEI organizes day and weekend excursions throughout the term & an extended excursion. During these trips, your transportation, lodging, and any group activities are included.  Planned and supervised by the KEI Director, all excursions use reputable agents with proper government licensing.
      KEI reserves the right to change listed excursions for destinations of equal value and interest. Excursions may change based on availability, local festivals, and interest.
  • London City Tour (orientation)
  • Cambridge & Oxford (day activity; semester only)
  • Stonehenge & Bath (day activity) 


This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines.

Academic Credit 

  • Students will earn transfer credit through London South Bank University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by London South Bank University.  The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school. However, the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating in this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the courses will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in the application materials.  
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the Education Abroad at UK office. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Housing and Meals
  •      Students participating in this program will be housed in residence halls for the duration of studies.
  •      Students are responsible for all meals on this program and will have access to shared kitchens in the residence halls.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.  
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application for materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
  • UK Students participating in this program for an academic year or fall or spring semester will receive an automatic grant of $1000 from KEI. Visit KEI's financial aid website for more information about grants, scholarships, and payment plans.

  • For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.


  • Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to Education Abroad at UK and one to KEI. For the KEI partner application, visit the program website.

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).

Passport & Visa Requirements

  • U.S. passport holders do not require a visa for study in the UK for less than 180 days. Please consult the UK Border Agency website or your Education Abroad advisor for more information.

 Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in HTH Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. The cost of Travel Medical Insurance is in addition to the program fee.

Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended dates via Education Abroad at UK. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. There is an option to purchase the extended coverage in the application.

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • EA Advisors assist students according to academic major. To find your EA Advisor, visit the EA Contact website.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.