King’s welcomes the world!

King’s College has established a reputation for being a welcoming home-away-from-home to students from around the world looking for academic excellence and world-class professional preparation.

King’s represents the best of the American college experience: In addition to a comprehensive choice of academic and professional programs, you’ll find a comfortable, friendly campus just steps from a variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment centers. On campus or off, there’s always something to do. Shopping malls, theaters and restaurants are just minutes away, and the nearby Pocono Mountains offer great snowboarding, kayaking and biking. Local venues offer concerts, theater, American Triple-A baseball and minor league hockey.

King’s is located in Wilkes-Barre, a small city in the northeastern corner of Pennsylvania. New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are just a couple of hours away, making it easy to take advantage of all the East Coast has to offer.

Enjoy the comforts of home, along with the experience of a lifetime.

You’ll feel welcome the minute you arrive. That’s just the Monarch way.

Our faculty and staff provide an environment that’s as supportive as it is challenging. We offer a number of undergraduate majors, pre-professional programs, sports, clubs, activities and opportunities for you to expand your horizons while here in the states.

UCEDA School

In today's competitive world, fluent English is essential. Research shows that employers around the world are looking for graduates with strong English language skills. King's College has partnered with UCEDA School to provide the English language skills that are required for international students to be successful at King's College.

Apply to King's College, learn more about Visa & Immigration, and vist our pages exclusively designed for Students and International Parents today!

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Wilkes-Barre is a progressive city with industrial roots that resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The City is located on the Susquehanna River and is the seat of Luzerne County. Conveniently situated in the tri-state area, Wilkes-Barre offers easy access to highways and airports. Wilkes-Barre is only hours away from major cities like New York and Philadelphia. If you prefer nature to the bustle of an urban setting, Wilkes-Barre is a short drive from the beautiful Pocono Mountains and boasts a number of natural park lands. According to the 2010 Census, its population is 41,200. Wilkes-Barre was settled in 1769 and reached the height of its prosperity in the 19th century when the city discovered nearby coal reserves. This discovery led to the city being nick-named “The Diamond City.” With the arrival of hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the city’s economy flourished due to new resources and an expanding workforce.

Wilkes-Barre has become revitalized into a destination with a “walk-to-everything” lifestyle. The downtown offers a wide variety of dining and shopping options for residents and visitors. Both locally-owned and nationally recognized restaurants, such as Rodano’s Pizza, Katana and Thai Thai are within walking distance from Public Square and the movie theater. Retail shops are easily accessible to downtown patrons including Boscov’s and Barnes & Noble along South Main Street. The vision of downtown living has become a reality as the strategic conversion of inactive bank buildings to luxury apartment units has added a lively, spectacular presence to our city. From the former Citizens Bank building being converted into the upscale apartment building known as “The Bank” as well as renovations at the former Luzerne and Wyoming National Bank, attractive and marketable living units are becoming a permanent fixture downtown. To complement the downtown lifestyle citizens are becoming accustomed to, the city has introduced a variety of options to shop, dine, socialize and live. Investors recognize the potential for success in the City of Wilkes-Barre and private development occurring throughout the city. Over 5,000 college students are within walking distance to our downtown and the City’s administration has made great strides to connect these colleges with the greater community. 

Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square hosts many events throughout the year. Our Farmer’s Market, which runs from June to October each year, brings food, crafts, and music to our downtown. The Fine Arts Fiesta, a week-long festival on the Square, brings live performances and art exhibits to the public. The Square is the central point of the City’s parades among numerous block parties and holiday celebrations.

Office of International Recruitment

King’s College recognizes the imperative for global engagement for education, research and services that benefits our students, staff, faculty, regional communities, our State and nation, and the world.

The Office of International Recruitment leads and serves King’s College in its mission to internationalize the campus. It fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment for our international students, faculty and visiting scholars who enrich the diversity of our campus.

Our goal is for every student to graduate with international and transformative multicultural and global competencies, whether acquired at home or abroad. King’s College is serving the region through its globally competent graduates, multi-disciplinary research collaborations, strategic international alliances and economic development initiatives. Our outreach ranges from Peru, to Ghana, to Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

In working with applicants or current students or alumni, this Office promotes research, service learning, and internships to personally enrich each individual. Students from different cultures and nationalities intermingle and share experiences with the college and local community through workshops, civic activities and other programs.

Please contact and join us in going global!


For general inquiries or submission of application material, please email or fax 570-208-8027.

Office Personnel

Mortadha Alhasemalseed, Assistant Director of International Admission

Christy EliasInternational Admission Data Assistant

Amer Albishi, Student Aid, International Student Recruitment

Mailing Address

Office of International Recruitment, King's College, 133 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, USA

Office Location

107 North Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, USA