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  • Locations: Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SDSU applicants only
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 3.00 Housing Options: Residence Hall
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Program Type: Independent Program
SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:
Note: Each module (class) is only 10 UK credits (ECTS 5) which is equivalent to only 2.5 SDSU units. Students should meet with their academic advisors to determine if they can make up the unit deficiency.

Program Overview

The University of Kent International Summer School gives students the opportunity to have of a taste of Kent's academic programme provision.  The courses are delivered by Kent's top-ranking academic schools and are designed to introduce students to what we have to offer.  Our International Summer Schools are taught over two weeks with 10 days of tuition.

Course are designed for students who are currently studying on undergraduate or postgraduate degree programmes. For some courses there is a need for existing subject knowledge and for others admission can be more flexible.
Full information, including application forms and details about fees, are available on the Kent Summer Schools website.
  • A series of intensive two-week courses in a variety of subjects
  • For students seeking to gain experience of the exciting curriculum opportunities which Kent has to offer.
  • A welcoming environment with excellent resources, facilities and pastoral care.
  • 3rd highest score for overall student satisfaction.
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Courses delivered by high-ranking academic schools at a top-20 UK university
  • Additional language support available
  • Airport transfer included, subject to arrival time
  • Social activities
University Profile
The University of Kent, the UK's European University, is recognised for its outstanding student experience, and is home to 17,000 students, 24% of whom are from overseas. Students vote Kent one of the top universities in the UK in national satisfaction surveys. Kent combines the quality of a UK education with the cultural opportunities of the European continent, and is a great base from which to explore the region. Study abroad and JYA students are welcomed to the verdant, 300 acre main campus, with its outstanding social, sporting, support and accommodation facilities, in the World Heritage city, Canterbury.

**Watch the University of Kent study abroad video on YouTube**

Location Summary
The University campus is set within 300 acres of parkland overlooking the ancient city of Canterbury, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Canterbury is in easy reach of London, Paris and mainland Europe. The city is a world heritage site. It has a number of important historical buildings including Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Parish.
The campus is self-contained and includes student accommodation, a library, sports centre, theatre, music performance centre, nightclub, cinema, places to eat and bars, shops, a bookshop, medical centre, day nursery, public access computer rooms, a chapel, launderettes and bus stops. If you want to explore the city centre, it is less than 30 minutes from campus and is on a direct bus route.

Canterbury represents the perfect combination of old and new, with cinemas, sports facilities and shopping streets in the city centre alongside landmarks of English heritage. The campus is within walking distance to the city centre, and features its own theatre, cinema and sports centre, as well as multiple restaurants.

Hints for Researching Available Modules/Courses
Each module is 10 UK credits (ECTS 5) which is equivalent to only 2.5 SDSU units.
Note: At the University of Kent, SDSU considers 500+ courses, Level I or H courses, and Stage 2 or 3 courses as upper division. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.