Where the Magic Happens: Living in the Heart of Central London – Alida White

One of my favorite things about King’s College is its location right in the middle of central London. I loved being able to step outside and be greeted by the everyday hustle and bustle of city life. Each morning I would walk across Waterloo Bridge to get to my classes and that walk, framed by the Eye and Westminster on one side and the Shard and St. Paul on the other, always reminded me how lucky I was to live in this incredible city. I never got tired of that view, no matter how many times I crossed that bridge.

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West Coast to Waterloo: The Journey Begins – Alida White

I always knew that I wanted to study abroad somewhere while I was at university. The thought of traveling halfway across the world didn’t intimidate me–I had already traveled halfway across the country to go to college. I easily narrowed my ideal location down to London because of my English Literature major and interest in early modern theater. I talked to my advisor, filled out an application, and all of a sudden I was accepted to King’s College London and booking plane tickets.

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Why Study Abroad at King’s? – Alessandra Viegas

I decided to study abroad at King’s College after much deliberation about studying abroad at all. In contemplating whether or not I was going to study abroad my junior year, I was worried that my rigorous academics at Wesleyan and my commitments outside of class would be compromised if I decided to spend the semester at another school. However, as my sophomore year progressed, I realized that my decision not to go abroad was also motivated by fear of the unknown, and I decided to take a leap and apply to King’s College.

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London’s Accessible and Transformative Theatre Scene – Alessandra Viegas

One of the most integral parts of my experience in London has been the access to theatre. As a playwright, I chose to study abroad in London in order to have this proximity to a vibrant community of theatre makers. Little did I know that this community would be less than a five-minute walk from my dorm room.

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