Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)
Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) Programs
United Arab Emirates
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Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) Reviews
The experience of a lifetime
Submitted by Richard - Marist College | August 16, 2017
Studying abroad in India was one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. I learned so much both inside and outside of the classroom. While at Symbiosis University, I took Religion and Rebellion, Development Economics, Hindi (language), and Contemporary India (history). My favorite parts from the classroom experience were the unique personalities of the students and professors, as well as the implementation of the Indian culture into each lesson. One example of a unique personality was my professor who did not own a cell phone or a watch, so he would check the position of the sun in the sky to determine the time. Outside of the classroom I had the pleasure of talking with people about their life experiences, religious beliefs, and cultural history. I also had an opportunity to travel extensively throughout the subcontinent on the weekends. Overall, my experience challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and become more independent.
Program: KEI Abroad in Pune, India
Best 3.5 months of my life
Submitted by Shelby Shackelford - Eastern Kentucky University | August 08, 2017
My study abroad semester was the first time I had ever traveled out of the United States, the first time I had traveled alone, and also the first time I had ever gone somewhere where absolutely no one knew me. All of those things seemed scary at first but actually made the program exactly what I needed! I was able to explore myself, a new place, and a new identity for myself. I was able to do so many things I had never done before and would never have had the opportunity to do at home. I also made many friends that i still keep in touch with and plan to be able to visit in the future. These are wonderful connections to have in places that I wouldn't even dream of visiting without them! I was able to find a hobby that i really like and can continue with here at home, Hiking! Hiking in new places was a wonderful way to travel and see the beauty of Kenya and now a way to travel around here at home!
Program: KEI Abroad in Nairobi, Kenya
Submitted by Megan Potts - University of Kentucky | July 23, 2017
With this experience in Dublin I not only got to excel academically, but I traveled all around the breathtaking towns in Ireland; I had the chance to hold a baby sheep, eat the best ice cream I have ever had, toss a coin in a lucky wishing well, and meet best friends that I am still in contact with today. There is no where else I would have loved to go for my first study abroad experience!
Program: KEI Abroad in Dublin, Ireland
A few things about London
Submitted by Holly - Florida Gulf Coast University | July 21, 2017
When looking into studying abroad, I was reluctant to give London a chance because I wanted to go somewhere not everyone else goes when they study abroad. However, I decided to be open minded and look into the program. When I did, I was surprised to see the pros of going to London over the other locations I was considering. Socially, culturally, and academically, it excelled my initial judgement and I decided to reconsider London as a serious option. I am so glad I finally decided to go to London because it offered everything I needed and more. I was able to take classes I needed while being able to be centrally located and get a feel for the city I was living in. I received a well-rounded experience abroad and if I had to do it again, I would never even consider anywhere else except London.
Program: KEI Abroad in London, England
My second home
Submitted by Mariana Rosas - Central Washington University | March 03, 2017
I spent a semester in London, and have fallen in love with the city. This program is the perfect program for anyone deciding to study abroad! After extensive research, I found KEI to be the best program for me. The price of this program was much lower than most other programs, and the staff made sure to accommodate for my financial aid.
London South Bank University was the perfect University for me. It was a smaller Uni than what I expected, but the small class sizes made it a lot easier to connect with other students, and the lecturers. The staff was extremely helpful, and made sure I was able to keep up in all my courses. I never felt overwhelmed by the workload either, which is a miracle as a college student.
The apartments were about a 10 minute walk away from the University, a 10 minute walk from the famous Borough Market, and about a 15-20 minute walk away from the iconic Tower Bridge. I got to meet students from around the world, and even made a few lifelong friends. The rooms were the perfect size, and I even had my own bathroom. The 24/7 security guard made sure we felt safe at all times.
Within a week, my friends and I had mastered the tube, and bus system. I loved getting into all the museums free, and experiencing the culture. There was never a dull moment, and I learned a lot about myself, and what's it's like to live abroad.
Program: KEI Abroad in London, England