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University Abroad Program

Key information

Study in

Start dates:
August or January
Course length:
1 or 2 semesters
Class size range:
Average 12–14

Entry requirements

Academic:
Completed Senior High School and a minimum GPA of 2.5 (3.0 for sciences in New Jersey)
English:

New York: TOEFL iBT 74 (minimum sub-score 16)/ IELTS 6.0 (6.0 on Listening/Reading, 5.5 on Writing/ Speaking);
New Jersey: TOEFL iBT 79 (minimum sub-score 15)/ IELTS 6.0 (5.5 section minimum).
Minimum age:
17

Overview

The On Campus Plus University Abroad Program gives international undergraduate students the opportunity to study for one or two semesters at an American university.

Through our unique approach, you will have the best of both worlds. A fully immersive American campus experience plus the support of a friendly Kings team who are here to make you feel at home. The Kings Center on campus is where you can get all the help and advice you need.

Our rigorous support program is designed to ensure you quickly settle in to American college life. It will also maximize your potential in everything from English, study skills and extracurricular experience.

Your experience

Play a full part in campus life

Through the On Campus Plus University Abroad Program, you will take part in all aspects of American university life — attending classes and lectures, joining clubs and societies, participating in sports, and socializing with your new friends.

Study with American students

You will take classes right alongside American students and will follow the same curriculum as them. Classes are much smaller than at typical community colleges, with 12–17 per class on average. This is a great opportunity to develop your skills in English, make new American friends and absorb American campus culture.

Choose your location and subjects

We offer two university locations, both popular destinations for international study — New York, and just outside Princeton, in New Jersey. You can choose from a huge variety of academic subjects which vary by location.

Gain valuable Academic Credits

Studying on an American campus is not just a fantastic, life-changing experience. You will also be able to gain Academic Credits which could be useful for your curriculum or future study. You can even use these credits to transfer to another university if you decide to complete your degree in the USA.

Course content and structure

Our two partner universities — Rider University in New Jersey and Concordia College in New York — are Liberal Arts Universities, meaning they offer a broad range of subjects in the first two years. The academic programs on offer vary between locations.

New Jersey academic program

You can choose a minimum of 12–15 credits (3 to 5 subjects) each semester from more than 60 undergraduate programs and 300 courses at Rider University. Example subjects:

Fine and Performing Arts (Audition may be required)

  • Chapel Choir

  • Music Theory
  • Modern/Pilates

  • Applied Music – Organ, Piano, Voice 
  • Arts Marketing and Communication 
  • Symphonic Choir
  • Hip Hop
  • Survey of Dance History

Business Administration

  • Introduction to Accounting

  • Marketing Principles

  • Quantitative Methods for Business 
  • Understanding Global Relations 

  • Communication, Culture and Media

Education

  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Speech Communication 
  • Child Development 
  • Contexts of Schooling 
  • Developmental Educational Psychology

Pre-Engineering

  • 
Element of Finite Mathematics 
  • Quantitative Analysis and Statistical Methods 
  • 
Algebra and Trigonometry 
  • Calculus I, II 
  • 
General Physics I, II

Please note:

1. Other subject streams may be available on request.
2. 
Courses such as Expository Writing, College Seminar, Analytical
 Reasoning and Composition may be compulsory.
3. Some courses may have pre-requisites.

4. Courses listed may not be offered every semester.

Find out more about Rider University.

New York academic program

In New York you can choose a minimum of 12–15 credits (3 to 5 subjects) each semester from one of Concordia’s dynamic, interdisciplinary programs of study. Example subjects:

Liberal Arts Studies

  • First Year Seminar
  • 
General Psychology
  • 
A History of World Civilizations 
  • Writing Lab
  • 
Elements of Sociology

Business

  • Business Communication
  • 
Principles of Marketing
  • 
Financial Accounting
  • 
Management of Information Systems 
  • Principles of Management 
  • International Business

Social Sciences

  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • 
Urban Sociology
  • 
Social Class in Changing Society 
  • General Psychology
  • 
Social Deviance
  • 
Developmental Psychology

Digital Media

  • Digital Filmmaking
  • 
Documentary Production 
  • Aesthetics of Photography 
  • Introduction to New Media 
  • Drawing and Painting I

Science

  • General Chemistry I 
  • Biology I
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • Food and Nutrition 
  • Heredity and Society

1. Other subject streams may be available on request.

2. Courses such as Expository Writing, College Seminar, Analytical Reasoning and Composition may be compulsory.
3. Some courses may have pre-requisites.
4. Courses listed may not be offered every semester.

Find out more about Concordia College.

Pre-sessional English

If you are not yet at the language level required for direct entry onto the University Abroad Program you need not worry. Kings offers a range of English programs designed to give you the language skills you need to succeed on your American learning adventure.

We offer programs right on campus at Rider or Concordia. 

Undergraduate Preparation Program
A specialist program which combines English development with study skills and TOEFL preparation.

Intensive General English
A course of 28 lessons per week which combines General English development with a range of Special Interest Groups.

TOEFL Preparation
A specialist course which focuses on developing skills across all aspects of the TOEFL exam.

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