Program Directors are passionate and dedicated supporters of international education whose commitment and expertise make KIIS study abroad programs possible. Each KIIS study abroad program is led by a Program Director from a KIIS Consortium institution.
Program Directors are responsible for overseeing both the academic and logistical components of their respective study abroad programs. That includes planning classes and excursions, screening student and faculty applicants, presiding over pre-departure student and faculty orientations, making all transportation and accommodation arrangements in the host country, developing and overseeing program budgets, communicating and collaborating closely with the KIIS office, and managing program crises abroad. Programs Directors also teach one course each during their respective study abroad programs.
“I feel incredibly lucky to be able to show students the incredible culture and life in Munich each summer. There is nothing better than seeing a student grow to love the country that has shaped my life so profoundly.”
– Dr. Bess Dawson, KIIS Munich Director