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Summer Programs

January 20 Apply Early & Save $100 Apply Now / App Instructions
February 1 Early Decision Notification Complete application required
February 15 Regular Deadline: Submit all materials listed below Apply Now / App Instructions
February 15 Submit KIIS Scholarship application (optional) Email all to kiis@wku.edu
March 5 Regular acceptance notification KIIS will email you
March 15 First $2000 program payment due See Payment Info for details
March 15 All Admitted Student forms due to KIIS (by mail) See Admitted Students page
April 1 Group flight (Option 2) itineraries & prices posted See Flight Info for details
April 11 Mandatory student orientation in Bowling Green, KY See Orientation page
April 15 Total remaining program payment due See Payment Info for details

Early application deadline (January 20): submit your online application, all supporting materials, & pay your $250 application.
                                        Your $100 discount will be deducted from your final April 15 program payment.


A Complete KIIS Application Consists of the Following (due Jan. 20 for early acceptance, or by Feb. 15 regular deadline):

1. A completed online application (MyKIIS). During online app, you will be required to:

       Enter relevant biographical information
       Upload your essay on "why you would like to study abroad" (approx. 300 words). Word or PDF only.
       Select whether or not you will fly on KIIS group flight (your decision is final). Read important KIIS flight info details before deciding.
       Select your two desired courses (you can change courses at a later date)

2. Have a professor email or fax KIIS one faculty recommendation (click)

3. One transcript (from your current or most recent college or university). You may send it to KIIS in ONE of two ways:

       Email kiis@wku.edu your unofficial transcript (access it from your online university account. No XPS or webarchive files) OR
       Pick up your transcript at your Registrar (official transcripts issued to student are accepted) & scan/email it to KIIS yourself

       Graduate Students: KIIS requires your official undergraduate transcript (should arrive to KIIS by your chosen application date)
         (**ask the Registrar at your undergraduate institution to send an official electronic transcript to haley.mctaggart@wku.edu)

4. Copy of your passport photo page (email to kiis@wku.edu)

      OR email KIIS a copy of your completed passport application and one photo of yourself (basic head/shoulder shot)

     **Apply for new passport or passport renewal at least 2-3 months before KIIS departure. When your passport arrives, email KIIS a copy**

5. Pay your $250 application fee online, by phone, or by mail. See KIIS Payment Info for details.

      If you are not accepted into a KIIS program, KIIS will refund your $250 application fee
      If you withdraw your application (at any time for any reason), KIIS will not refund your $250 application fee

6. Contact your KIIS Campus Representative to complete any study abroad paperwork required by your home institution

                              To receive $100 discount, all the above items must arrive at the KIIS Office by January 20


Quick links: Academics, Courses, Flight Info, Money Matters, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Forms, Health & Safety, Once Admitted, FAQs


Fall Semester Programs

April 1 Apply Early & Save $100 Apply Now / App Instructions
April 8 Fall Semester program early acceptance notification KIIS will email you
April 15 Regular Deadline: Submit all materials listed below Apply Now / App Instructions
April 15 Submit KIIS Scholarship application (optional) Email all to kiis@wku.edu
April 22 Fall Semester program acceptance notification KIIS will email you
May 1 First $2000 program payment due See Payment Info for details
May 15 All Admitted Student forms due to KIIS (by mail) See Admitted Students page
June 1 Total remaining program payment due See Payment Info for details
August TBA Mandatory student orientation See Orientation page

Early application deadline (April 1): submit your online application, all supporting materials, & pay your $250 application. Your $100 discount will be deducted from your final June 1 program payment.

A complete KIIS Fall Semester application consists of the following (due April 1 for early application; April 15 for regular app):
  Online application, including a 300-word essay on "why you would like to study abroad." See essay language requirements.
  Two faculty recommendations
  One transcript (from your current or most recent college or university). You may send it to KIIS in ONE of three ways:

       Email kiis@wku.edu your unofficial transcript (access it from your online university account) OR
       Have your Registrar mail your official transcript directly to KIIS at the address below OR
       Pick up your transcript at your Registrar (official transcripts issued to student are accepted) & e/mail it to KIIS yourself

       Graduate Students: KIIS requires your official undergraduate transcript (have it mailed to KIIS)

  A copy of your passport photo page OR a copy of your application for a new passport (scan and email to kiis@wku.edu)
  One head/shoulder digital photograph (email to kiis@wku.edu). Not required if passport photo page is sent
  $250 application fee (if you are not accepted into a KIIS program, KIIS will refund your $250 application fee)


Winter and Spring Semester Programs

October 1 Apply Early & Save $100 Apply Now / App Instructions
October 15 Regular Deadline: Submit all materials listed below Apply Now / App Instructions
October 15 Submit KIIS Scholarship application (optional) Email all to kiis@wku.edu
October 25 Winter/Spring Semester program acceptance notification KIIS will email you
November 1 First $2000 program payment due See Payment Info for details
November 15 All Admitted Student forms due to KIIS (by mail) See Admitted Students page
Click for dates Mandatory student orientation See Orientation page
December 1 Total remaining program payment due See Payment Info for details

Early application deadline (Oct. 1): submit your online application, all supporting materials, & pay your $250 application. Your $100 discount will be deducted from your final December 1 program payment.

A complete KIIS Winter or Spring Semester application consists of the following (due Oct. 1 for early application; Oct. 15 for regular application deadline):

  Online application, including a 300-word essay on "why you would like to study abroad."
       Winter program applicants write the essay in English.
       Spring Semester applicants should review the language essay requirements.

  One faculty recommendation (Winter) / Two faculty recommendations(Spring)

  One transcript (from your current or most recent college or university). You may send it to KIIS in ONE of three ways:
       Email kiis@wku.edu your unofficial transcript (access it from your online university account) OR
       Have your Registrar mail your official transcript directly to KIIS at the address below OR
       Pick up your transcript at your Registrar (official transcripts issued to student are accepted) & e/mail it to KIIS yourself

       Graduate Students: KIIS requires your official undergraduate transcript (have it mailed to KIIS)

  A copy of your passport photo page OR a copy of your application for a new passport (scan and email to kiis@wku.edu)
  One head/shoulder digital photograph (email to kiis@wku.edu). Not required if passport photo page is sent
  $250 application fee (if you are not accepted into a KIIS program, KIIS will refund your $250 application fee)


Questions: Contact KIIS at 270-745-4416 or kiis@wku.edu. Fax 270-745-4413.

KIIS Mailing Address:
Haley McTaggart
Western Kentucky University - KIIS
Tate Page Hall 129
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11030
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1030


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