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Welcome Letter,
KIIS Executive Director

The Kentucky Institute for International Studies, Inc. (KIIS) is a nonprofit consortium (incorporated as a nonprofit corporation) of colleges and universities. Members include Ball State University, Bellarmine University, Berea College, Campbellsville University, Carson-Newman University (affiliate member), Centre College, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), Kentucky State University, Lincoln Memorial University, Marshall University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, Shawnee State University, Thomas More College, Transylvania University, Union College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Pikeville, and Western Kentucky University. KIIS welcomes students from any academic institution in the United States and Canada to participate in its study abroad programs.

Since 1975, KIIS has provided international educational experiences in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America for over 12,000 participants. KIIS currently offers Summer, Winter, and Semester study-abroad programs in Argentina, Austria, Barcelona, Berlin, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, Greece, Israel-Egypt, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Munich, Paris, Peru, Prague, Salzburg, Slavic Europe, Spain, and Tanzania.
KIIS is recognized as a leader in international education and is one of the most cost-effective study abroad organizations in the United States. We strive to provide the widest range of students and faculty from across the academic spectrum with a life-changing international experience. KIIS has four primary objectives:

 to establish high-quality, low-cost, academically sound study abroad programs for students
 to provide faculty from member institutions a means for professional growth
 to create language and culture programs for professionals and develop links with their counterparts in foreign countries
 to promote the study of foreign languages.

KIIS also seeks to develop new opportunities for international experiences which meet the needs of students, faculty, academic institutions, and community organizations, always taking into consideration the changing times and shifting demands of a global society.

KIIS does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our students, faculty, professional staff, Board members, member institutions, and vendors. KIIS is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take positive action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

KIIS--Western Kentucky University / 1906 College Heights Blvd #11030 / Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030 / Tel. 270-745-4416 / Fax. 270-745-4413 / kiis@wku.edu / www.kiis.org