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 firstname.lastname@example.org a completed Individual Student Orientation form
Summer Programs Orientation(click here for detailed orientation info)
Saturday, April 11, 2015 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 Programs Orientation
November 15, 2014 - Location TBA (likely Elizabethtown or Louisville, KY)
Spring Semester programs orientation Segovia Semester:Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 12:30-3:30pm (Eastern Time) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY Caen Semester: Check email for orientation details Regensburg Semester: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY from 1-4 pm (Eastern Time).
In case of inclement weather, the back up date is Sat. Feb. 14.