Virtual Study Abroad at King’s in 2020! – Veronica Buerli

For the longest time I was imagining what my exchange semester in London would be like. Long walks along the Thames, evenings spent in pubs getting to know international students, afternoon tea at the Peggy Porschen café (cheesy – I know right). Well, it turned out to be quite the different experience for me – as it has for many other students as well. Covid-19 came and turned all my plans upside down. Continue reading “Virtual Study Abroad at King’s in 2020! – Veronica Buerli”

What’s it like to study at King’s? – Jack Farrell

My academic experience at King’s was incredibly positive. There were so many interesting classes to take across a wide variety of subjects, and, as a liberal arts student, this was particularly useful to satisfy the requirements of my American university. Courses (also known as modules) at KCL are structured in a very similar way to my home university: they meet several times per week and larger lectures have ‘break-out’ discussion sections weekly. Lectures can be large (over 100 students) or smaller (less than 50) depending on how many students are in that department and they are usually posted online to watch later if needed. Some classes even take field trips, and one of mine took me to the London Zoo and Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, a Continue reading “What’s it like to study at King’s? – Jack Farrell”

Learning in London: My Academic Experience at KCL – Hayley Evans

Before I arrived for my semester abroad at King’s College London (KCL), I was nervous about adjusting to a new and unfamiliar academic environment in addition to the fast pace of life in London. After speaking with advisors in the study abroad office at my home university, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and students who had previously studied abroad at KCL, I knew that the class structure, grading scales and professors’ expectations would be considerably different from what I have grown accustomed to at UNC, but I still did not know exactly what to expect before arriving at KCL. While adapting to this different educational atmosphere was initially somewhat daunting initially, I soon grew to appreciate these differences.  Continue reading “Learning in London: My Academic Experience at KCL – Hayley Evans”