All students participating on KIIS study abroad programs must attend the KIIS mandatory student orientation prior to departure.

Your parents or other emergency contacts are welcome at the orientation. You will meet your fellow participants at the orientation.

The orientation is designed to inform students of what they can expect in the foreign setting. Among the topics discussed: host country culture and laws, academics, housing, health and safety, social and sexual mores, climate, unfamiliar or different terrain, money matters, communications, traffic, independent travel, and packing.

If for any reason a student cannot attend the mandatory orientation, a $150 fee will be added to the student's program fee to cover the cost of carrying out an individual orientation with the Program Director. Students who miss the mandatory orientation must (after holding their individual orientation with the Program Director) email a completed Individual Student Orientation form

                                Be sure to visit your program's Admitted Students section prior to the orientation

Summer Programs Orientation (click here for detailed orientation info)
  Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 12:30-5:00 pm (Central Time) in Western Kentucky University's (WKU) Diddle Arena.
  Diddle Arena is located in the middle of the campus in the "Athletics & Parking" red section of the WKU campus map in Bowling Green.
  KIIS Orientation - Event location & Parking map
  Recommended parking lots: Parking Structure 2 (PS2) or Parking Structure 1 (PS1).
  Click here for driving directions to WKU or type "1600 Avenue of Champions, Bowling Green, KY" into your GPS.

Fall Semester programs orientation
  Merida Semester: Date and location to be announced.

Winter Program Orientation
Design Element Date and location to be announced.

Spring Semester programs orientation
  Segovia Semester: Date and location to be announced.
   Caen Semester: Date and location to be announced.
  Regensburg Semester: Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 1-4 pm (Central Time) at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green KY.
     Orientation will be in Mass Media and Technology Hall (MMTH), Room 279. Note: MMTH is in the purple section of the campus map.
     Recommended parking: Mimosa or Minton Lots
     In case of inclement weather on Feb. 1, the back up date for orientation will be Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, from 1-4 pm in Bowling Green.

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