IFSA University of Kent Partnership

Canterbury, England

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
3.0
Typical Credit Load:
16

About University of Kent

At the University of Kent, a self-contained campus in historic Canterbury provides a quaint backdrop to a cultured, intellectual semester abroad. Live and learn with Kent's diverse student body as you interact in classes, student clubs and societies, and your residential college or flat.

University of Kent Benefits

  • A diverse student population with an international flavor and strong ties to Europe enhance Kent's reputation as the "U.K.'s European university"
  • Study on a hilltop campus with panoramic views of the cathedral, city, farmlands and villages in the surrounding countryside
  • Enjoy a great arts scene, including drama, film and music of all kinds, as well as on-campus cafés, bars, restaurants and nightclub
  • An active student union and more than 100 student clubs and societies as well as sports halls for many more athletic activities allow you to interact with local students
  • Live and learn on a campus environment close to London, with some of the best teaching faculty in the U.K.
  • Study a wide variety of subjects, including architecture 

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Kent Partnership

Courses
To view available courses at the University of Kent, visit the Kent online course catalog.

IFSA requires students to enroll in a full course load at the University of Kent. A full course load at the University of Kent is four classes, or 60 credits, for the semester (equivalent to 16 U.S. semester credit hours) and eight classes, or 120 credits, for the year (equivalent to 32 U.S. semester credit hours).

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Course Restrictions
JOURNALISM
Journalism modules are not available for study abroad students

DRAMA
Stage 1 drama modules are not available for study abroad students
Faculty
The University organizes formal weekly lectures on myriad academic subjects, and all students at the University, regardless of college, are welcome to attend. Tutors often recommend them as good supplements to supervisions and research.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory
Meals
Some meals included
Self-catered
Details
Depending on your housing request and assignment, you may have some meals included. The residential colleges of Eliot and Rutherford come with a meal allowance that covers breakfast or can be used towards your evening meal. Accommodation in Keynes College and Beckett Court are offered on a bed and bistro basis, which includes breakfast and dinner. Student flats and Darwin College are self-catering. Students are expected to provide their own cooking utensils, pots and pans, and cutlery.

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Richard Hull

Assistant Resident Director, England

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 7, 2019
Program End Date
June 15, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$18,925
Housing
$3,650
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
22,575
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on the cost of Darwin College. Students assigned to other housing options will incur as supplemental fee of either $550 or $1900

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$2,330
Books & Supplies
$340
Local Transportation
$310
Personal Expenses
$2,500
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$6,680

Fall 2019

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 11, 2019
Program End Date
December 14, 2019

Program Fees

Tuition
$17,325
Housing
$2,950
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$20,275
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the tuition portion of the program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Housing is based on placement in Park Wood Houses. Students incur a supplemental fee if placed in Darwin House ($200), Becket Court ($875), Turing Court ($900), Tyler Court ($900), Keynes Flats ($1000), or Park Wood Flats ($1050).

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,370
Books & Supplies
$340
Local Transportation
$180
Personal Expenses
$1,635
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,725