KEI Abroad
94% Rating
(17 Reviews)

KEI Abroad

Founded in 1997, The Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI) believed that studying abroad with discipline-specific studies and professional development goals would better enhance the traditional cultural exchange and liberal arts approach. KEI's programs are best suited for those students looking to get more than just cultural immersion with some filler electives. Useful international business experience, overseas health and medicine studies, research and internship opportunities... opportunities that will help you in the long term, as well as leave you with exciting memories for a lifetime.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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richard
Male
21 years old
Smithtown, New York
Marist College

Once in a lifetime

9/10

Studying abroad in India was one of the greatest decisions I’ve ever made. I learned so much both inside and outside of the classroom. While at Symbiosis University, I took Religion and Rebellion, Development Economics, Hindi (language), and Contemporary India (history). My favorite parts from the classroom experience were the unique personalities of the students and professors, as well as the implementation of the Indian culture into each lesson. One example of a unique personality was my professor who did not own a cell phone or a watch, so he would check the position of the sun in the sky to determine the time. Outside of the classroom I had the pleasure of talking with people about their life experiences, religious beliefs, and cultural history. I also had an opportunity to travel extensively throughout the subcontinent on the weekends. Overall, my experience challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and become more independent.

Shelby
Female

Best 3.5 months of my life!

9/10

Through this program, I was able to travel outside of the United States for the first time, I was able to travel alone for the first time, and I was also able to go somewhere where no one knew me for the first time. This pushed me way out of my comfort zone in the best way possible. I made so many new friends, made new connections, and saw so many things that never would have been possible had I not taken this trip. It showed me what I was good at, what I liked, and really showed me what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. This trip also gave me the opportunity to understand what I really love about East Africa and Kenyan Culture.

How can this program be improved?

This program could be improved through students being more aware of the way that school is different there than at home. If orientation could include a part where they show how class will be different and also how students should work in class as opposed to how they would at home would be really helpful

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Megan
Female
20 years old
Kentucky
University of Kentucky

Exhilarating!

10/10

Along with amazing opportunity to study like the Irish, I met the most amazing friends that I am still in contact with to this day! I had the opportunity to hold a baby sheep out in the country, taste the most amazing ice cream I have ever had, set my eyes on the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, as well as meet locals that I plan on going back and visiting in the future! Not only did I get to travel all around Ireland, but I was able to travel around Europe as well!

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Holly
Female
22 years old
Florida
London South Bank University

How I Feel About London

10/10

London is one of those places for study abroad that individuals either immediately think of or immediately say "no" to. However, I would say to give this amazing city a chance. Initially, I wanted to go somewhere where I thought would have more "culture" than a city I assumed was extremely Americanized. While it is similar in many ways (considering it has some fast food restaurants we have), I was shocked at the differences that London had to offer. With KEI, we were centrally located, and were able to experience all of the different aspects of London. KEI was concerned with our safety and well-being and supported us throughout the entire process. KEI set it up so that our program participants and on site support became like a family. If I had the chance to study abroad again, I wouldn't hesitate to pick either KEI or London over and over again.

How can this program be improved?

N/A

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Kendall
Female
22 years old
Dublin, Ireland
Griffith College Dublin

GO TO DUBLIN!

10/10

It's been just over a year from the anniversary of spending a semester in Dublin, Ireland through KEI. I miss it so much and think about how great my experience was everyday! I studied at Griffith College Dublin, which was in a good residential area and not too far from the city center and other fun places. I took four courses and they were very similar to classes I would have taken at my host university. Our excursions were the highlight of my time in Ireland and I was fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling on the weekends! KEI's program director, Olwyn, is the most down to earth lady and she helped us through anything and everything during my time in Dublin!

How can this program be improved?

More support on the Griffith campus for things such as registering for classes.

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England

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Ireland

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France

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China

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Russia

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Tanzania

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Thailand

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Kenya

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India

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Turkey

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Italy

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