Global Security, Humanities & STEM

King's College London
London, England
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Global Security, Humanities & STEM

  • Location

    London

  • Host University

    King's College London

    King's College London (KCL), is ranked 26th in the entire United Kingdom as well as a part of the prestigious Russell Group, along with Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Oxford, and the University of Glasgow. It was founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington and is known for its reputation as a center of global academic excellence. You'll find many subjects you can study, such as global health, biomedical sciences, humanities, European & international studies, and English literature to name a few. King's College London is an urban campus with five campuses: four located right in the heart of London along the River Thames, and the fifth campus, King's Denmark Hill, is in South London, 30 minutes from central London. You will most likely attend class on the Strand or Guy's campus.

  • Term

    Summer 3 2020

  • Program Dates

    Late Jun, 2020 - Mid Jul, 2020

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    May 01, 2020

  • Credit

    45 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $6,150

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Program Description

The King's College summer programs are hosted at the historic Strand Campus, situated on the River Thames and opposite the National Theatre, with spectacular views of the Houses of Parliament.

All courses are taught by local university professors at King's College London. Each class per session will be taken with other international students and last three weeks. You can build knowledge in existing subject or study something new, with popular classes including: International Business, Shakespeare in London, Global Health & Social Justice. Back to back programs are also available if you wish to participate in both summer sessions offered by the university.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
  • Some courses may require additional fees.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

45

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

3 - 4

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

4.5 - 6

Academic Information

Course Availability & Syllabi

  • TThe modules listed below ran in 2019. The modules for 2020 have not yet been confirmed.
  • Please see King's College Summer Module Catalog linked here and below for additional information.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the England Site Specialist.

Course Credit & Structure

  • Students only enroll in one module per session.
  • Per King's College London, the modules listed below are 45 contact hours and are typically awarded 3-4 US semester credits/4.5-6 quarter units.
  • Credit transfer is ultimately determined by the student’s home university.
  • Teaching takes place each week from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday typically during either the morning or the afternoon, but will depend on the module and daily activity. External trips or visits may involve journey/travel time outside of normal classroom hours.

Course Level Recommendations

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed in the King's College Module Catalog. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the King's College module level classifications of a 4, 5, or 6 level, which correspond with the three year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as level 5 and level 6 are considered upper division and recommended for juniors and seniors with 3000- and 4000-level of experience in the subject. These King's College and ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
  • If a student does not have the necessary pre-requisite experience, King's College will not approve them for the course. Students will then provide additional module choices.

Understanding the Course Code (EX: 4ENGL003W)

  • the first number refers to the level (4= Level 4, 5= Level 5, 6= Level 6)
  • the following four letters refer to the department the course is being offered through (ENGL=English)
  • the last numbers/letters refer to the unique number assigned to the class

Transcript Information

  • The transcript from King's College will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. university regarding credit transfer for this program.

Courses

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King's College London
Additional Course Offerings to the Sample Below
Study Abroad Course Catalog
Contact Hours
Undergraduate Summer School
Arts & Humanities
45 Contact Hours
London & Film
4ZSS0017
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
Business
45 Contact Hours
Classics
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
Law
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
Life Sciences and Medicine
45 Contact Hours
Public Health
4ZSS0161
45 Contact Hours
Natural & Mathematical Sciences
Social Science & Public Policy
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
War & Diplomacy
4ZSS0162
45 Contact Hours
Course Disclaimer
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Mary Howington

Program Manager, England

LONDON TEAM

Maria Suvagau

Resident Director, England

Marina Kozhuharova

Assistant Resident Director, England

Imogen Brooks

Student Services and Custom Programs Coordinator (Summer), England

Joseph Sullivan

Student Services Coordinator, England

Shelby Staub

Student Services and Internship Coordinator, England

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Living in ISA housing will give you the opportunity to experience aspects of the British lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average tourist. Uncovering the uniqueness of your surroundings will help you to feel right at home. No matter which type of housing you choose, you will commute to class as most locals do, via the underground (aka the Tube), the overground, public bus, or walking. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. The apartments are located in Notting Hill and Mile End. Apartments typically house three to four ISA students, with shared room occupancy. Meals are not included but laundry machines are available for use at no extra cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Dorm1

The residence halls at Westminster and King's College are located off campus, anywhere from half a mile to three miles from the respective campuses. The dorms have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Dorm2

The residence halls at Roehampton, Queen Mary, Kingston are located on campus. ISA does not have control over which dorm you are assigned to by the university. They have shared kitchens on each floor, and laundry facilities are typically available for an additional cost. You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

ISA excursions allow you to explore the timeless, quaint, and historical landscape of the United Kingdom (and potentially surrounding countries) that you may not have the chance to visit on your own. While abroad, you will have the chance to go on weekend trips, day trips, and optional trips.

Brighton

Brighton is known for several things, including being one the cultural and LGBT capitals of England, inspiration for famous artists and musicians, and its architecture. Some UK polls place it as the happiest and 'coolest' (not a reference to temperature!) city in England, and its name is undoubtedly among the world's most recognizable beach towns.

Windsor Castle

The town of Windsor is an unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is widely known as the site of Windsor Castle, one of the official residences of the British Royal Family. Windsor Castle itself is the oldest continuously used royal residence in the world. Her Majesty the Queen's Royal Standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in residence.