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France

KEI Abroad in Paris, France

Paris - city of lights, city of love, city of food. Paris has perfected the business of luxury and the luxurious business of life. Without a doubt, Paris is one of the most...

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England

KEI Abroad in London, England

London is the epitome of a global city with diverse communities, historic landmarks, amazing nightlife, world-class museums and outdoor markets. With a history that spans...

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Scotland

KEI Abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is one of Europe's most beautiful cities. From the Old Town's medieval castle to the New Town's neoclassical architecture, the city offers a constantly changing...

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China

KEI Abroad in Beijing, China

Beijing is the political, economic and cultural capital of China. It is the intellectual hub of the nation, with more universities than any other city in China. The Forbidden...

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Ecuador

KEI Abroad in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Ecuador is your portal to South American life, food and culture! Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador and the country's commercial center, is an hour drive from tropical...

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Thailand

KEI Abroad in Bangkok, Thailand

Discover the traditional spices of Bangkok, Thailand as you float through the market and visit the golden temples. Then experience the energetic dominance of the modern city...

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Ireland

KEI Abroad in Dublin, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland features the best of all worlds: an English-speaking capital city, a world-class business center, and plenty of local culture to spice things up! Semester...

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Russia

KEI Abroad in Moscow, Russia

Moscow is the heart of Russia; its center of commerce, religion, science, education and society. This important capital has influenced Western and Eastern politics and cultures...

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Kenya

KEI Abroad in Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is Kenya's political capital, and the principal economic, diplomatic and cultural center in East Africa. The city's modern skyscrapers coexist in harmony with Kenya's...

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United Arab Emirates

KEI Abroad in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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

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Spain

KEI Abroad in Burgos & Barcelona, Spain

Burgos, founded in the 9th century, is a historic and vibrant city in northern Spain. As the former Crown of Castile it is the epicenter of modern Spanish. Today, Burgos

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Italy

KEI Abroad in Florence & Milan, Italy

Florence (Firenze) is a World Heritage Site that is characterized by culture, Renaissance art, architecture and monuments from the medieval and byzantine eras. The presence...

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Australia

KEI Abroad in Gold Coast, Australia

Study at Griffith University in one of their Gold Coast and Brisbane campuses. The University offers a wide range of courses in several areas of study. Students can earn

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Peru

KEI Abroad in Lima & Cuzco, Peru

Peru is a magical country with a rich history and culture. Students have the option of studying in Lima, Peru's cultural, political and economic capital, or in Cuzco, the...

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Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

My second home

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

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    8

Go to Ireland!

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

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Amazing!

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

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    7

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    6

  • Community

    3

A taste of my future medical career

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

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    9

A Great Experience Abroad

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

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