Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)
Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) Programs
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) was once the historical capital of the region. Translated literally from Arabic to English, 'Ras Al Khaimah' means 'Head of the Tent'. The beauty of
Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) Reviews
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
Go to Ireland!
Submitted by Kendall May - Central Washington University | February 22, 2017
My study abroad experience was amazing! I was in Dublin, Ireland for a semester studying at Griffith College Dublin which was in a great location in the city! I really felt like a student and a local as my time went by too fast in Dublin. I was able to take four great courses that were similar to courses I would take at home. I traveled to 8 other countries. My on-site program director, Olwyn, was AMAZING! I still keep in close contact with her and can never thank her enough for helping me with everything while I was abroad! I had such a great experience through KEI in Dublin, I miss it everyday and wish I could go back!
Program: KEI Abroad in Dublin, Ireland
Submitted by Destiny - Eastern Kentucky University | October 18, 2016
I not only learned so much academically, but I had an experience of a lifetime becoming a part of the Scottish culture. Edinburgh is stunning and the people living there were always pleasant. KEI helped greatly throughout the whole process.
Program: KEI Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland
A taste of my future medical career
Submitted by Husky16 - Lincoln University | January 10, 2016
The program provided me with valuable clinical experience and strengthened proficiency in the Spanish language. In terms of academics and my professional career, the program definitely furthered my progress. My host family was very accommodating. The two biggest downsides to the experience was safety and social life. Many of the students did not feel very safe because high crime rates and constant cat calling. I recommend never traveling alone, especially at night. In terms of the social life, the people of Guayaquil are some of the friendliest people I have ever met. However, there are not many fun things to do in the city. Most of the fun is to be had in other cities within in Ecuador, such as Montanita and Quito.
Program: KEI Abroad in Guayaquil, Ecuador
A Great Experience Abroad
Submitted by Felicia Barnett - University of Kentucky | November 17, 2015
I really enjoyed my time abroad with KEI. While there I took two business courses, along with a 20 credit hour intensive-Chinese language course. It consisted of grammar, listening, and speaking. I was able to improve my Chinese language ability greatly. While there we went on two weekend excursions to Xi'An, Nanjing, and Shanghai. We also had weekly Saturday activities where we would visit various sites around Beijing. I was able to become friends with other international students while in Beijing. I still keep in touch with a few of the people that I became friends with while I was there.
Going abroad was an experience that changed my life. I am now able to communicate effectively and efficiently in two languages. It also helped me to understand how other international students feel while they are in the USA. I really enjoyed my experience, and I would definitely do it all over again if I was given the opportunity to do so.
Program: KEI Abroad in Beijing, China