London, the capital city of the United Kingdom, has been an important settlement since the Roman occupation, two thousand years ago. The river Thames runs through the centre of this magnificent city, nowadays one of the world’s leading financial centres. London is the UK’s most popular tourist venue, with a huge wealth of cultural, arts and entertainment attractions. It is a world-renowned education, fashion and business centre. Students who enrol on the London program thus have the opportunity of a wonderful immersion in the best of British culture.
Strand Campus, King’s College
King’s College was founded in 1829, by King George IV and the then Prime Minister, the Duke of Wellington. It is one of the most prestigious colleges of the renowned University of London, consistently ranked among the top colleges in the UK and throughout the world. Famous alumni include Florence Nightingale, the nineteenth century war-time nursing pioneer, the romantic poet John Keats and Desmond Tutu, former Archbishop of South Africa and Nobel Peace laureate.
The London program takes place in the Strand Campus, a ten-minute walk from Trafalgar Square, in the heart of the city. Students take classes in the Strand Campus and are accommodated only a short walk away at Moonraker Point. This recently-refurbished residence provides comfortable en-suite rooms. The central location of this famous college provides a perfect location to host our London summer school.
More information about King’s College London can be found on their website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/
Students choose one core subject and have classes for two hours each morning in their chosen subject. They are designed around more traditional ‘core’ IB subjects.