Meet our student ambassadors who have studied or are studying with the King's Foundations.
Our ambassadors are happy to answer any of your questions about student life at King's and around London or about their course. Why not email one of our student ambassadors now?
Barbara (Brazil) former Foundation student - current History BA
Hi, everyone! I’m Barbara. I did the Liberal Arts & Politics King’s International Foundation programme in 2017-2018, and I’m currently a first year BA History student. This is my second time living in halls. At the moment, I live at Stratford One, which, although it is quite a journey to get to King’s (the underground during rush hour is a battlefield!), it is still in a good location. I’m located right next to a Westfield shopping mall, which is very convenient, although my bank is really suffering due to the proximity!
When I have a little time off my hectic essay-writing life, I thoroughly enjoy exploring London. I believe that I’ve become quite a connoisseur of small coffee shops that offer student discounts, as well as cheap cinemas and theatres. If you ever need to find me, just go on Monday nights to the free for students Comedy Club, I’ll be there!
Jiawen [Monica] (China) former foundation student -Liberal Arts & Social Science
Hello there! My name is Monica and I am currently studying on the Liberal Arts & Social Science King’s International Foundation programme. I am also an editor for King’s Strand Magazine and a member of the Fashion society.
The facilities at King’s are fantastic! I love reading and writing at either the Maughan Library or the Franklin-Wilkins Library. Fortunately, I live in King’s accommodation in Julian Markham House, which is not far from both libraries.
In my spare time I relish exploring London. Thanks to the central location of the campus, it is convenient to get involved in a wide range of activities, like visiting museums to see various exhibitions such as at the Tate Britain.
Joey (Philippines) former Foundation student - Mathematics & Physics
Hi! I'm Joey and I'm currently on the Mathematics & Physics pathway of the King's International Foundation Programme. For my undergraduate studies, I plan on studying Biomedical Engineering because I'm interested in how different technologies can be applied in the field of medicine. Outside of classes, I'm involved in activities at King's such as being a Senior Class Representative and a member of societies such as Women in STEM, ASEAN society, and KCL Women in Physics! It's really an amazing opportunity to get involved in the King's community because you get to learn new things and meet a lot of great people!
I live in King's accommodation at Stamford Street Apartments, which is right across from Waterloo Campus and walking distance from the Guy's and Strand campus. In my spare time, I like exploring and going on hikes or travelling around the UK and Europe.
Karen (UAE) former Foundation student - Law & International Relations
Hi! My name is Karen and I am currently studying on the King's International Foundation programme - Law & International Relations pathway.
I'm originally Lebanese but I lived my entire life in Dubai before moving to London. I currently live in King's accommodation, in the Great Dover Street Apartments, which is around 25 minutes by tube from the Strand campus. I'd recommend it in terms of the location and the abundance of social activities.
When I'm not studying, I enjoy fiction novels, television drama programmes, and getting food (which there is an amazing variety of in London) with my friends. My favourite thing about London is the fast-paced lifestyle. My least favourite thing about London would be the weather as, coming from Dubai, I am not used to the cold climate.
Kuan-Han [Andrew] (Taiwan) former Foundation student - Business Management & Mathematics
Hi guys! I am Kuan-Han but you can call me Andrew. I am currently studying on the King's International Foundation Mathematics & Business Management pathway. I come from Taiwan and I can speak English, Mandarin, Taiwanese and a bit of Spanish. If you have any questions about the programme, you are very welcome to email me!
I really enjoy my life at King’s and in London. I have learned a lot and the experience of studying abroad has broadened my horizons and enriched my life experiences. I think the most important thing about studying abroad is to take studying seriously but to also enjoy every experience such as making friends and engaging in student societies.
Salman (Saudi Arabia) former Foundation student - Law LLB
Heyo! My name is Salman and I'm currently in my final year of Law LLB at King's. I did the King's International Foundation and progressed on to Law.
I currently live in a flat with a friend about a 50 minute commute away from the university. It's quite the trek, but you get used to it. I am very much into retro music and jazz; I spend my free time exploring London's jazz bars and its music scene. As big as this city is, it's not too difficult to get around if you know what to use.
The most difficult part of moving to this city from Saudi was adapting to the weather, I am just not built for the cold.
Xin Ying [Shak] (Malaysia) former Foundation student - Law LLB
Hi! I am Shak. I studied the King's International Foundation course (Law pathway) in year 2016-17 and am currently a second year Law LLB student in King's. I live in Moonraker Point, which is located in Southwark - I would say it is one of the best King's residences, in terms of facilities and distance from campuses.
When I am not doing law readings (*chuckles*), I enjoy reading and writing Chinese literature, watching drama series, and food-hunting throughout London (bubble tea and matcha desserts are the love of my life!). I am a member of the King's Taekwondo Team and King's Legal Clinic too.
Zhiling (China) ormer Foundation student - Liberal Arts & Social Science
Hello! My name is Zhiling and I’m currently studying on the Liberal Arts & Social Science King’s International Foundation programme. I live in King’s accommodation, in Julian Markham House, about 20 minutes from campus, where there are plenty of supermarkets and stores nearby to go shopping.
At leisure time (though there’s not so much…), I visit different museums and galleries, not limited to the famous ones and many are free to visit. I’m also a member of King's College London Symphony Orchestra as a violinist and we put on four or five concerts in an academic year. While there’s not much time for me to devote myself to literature, Virginia Woolf is my favourite modernist writer who once studied at King’s - what a coincidence! I’m most interested in films which would be my future focus for undergraduate study.