Teaching with KIIS
KIIS operates 30+ Summer, Winter and Semester programs and offers 175+ courses each year.
- You may apply to teach on Summer and Winter programs.
- No foreign language needed.
- The majority of KIIS Summer and Winter courses are taught in English.
- KIIS courses vary from year to year depending on the faculty who apply.
- You are not required to have previously traveled to your desired KIIS program location(s).
To research KIIS programs or courses:
Programs by Academic Disciplines
- KIIS courses change from year to year and most are taught in English.
- You may propose a course previously taught on a KIIS program or a new course.
- Faculty teach two courses concurrently on KIIS Summer programs; on two-week Summer and Winter programs, Faculty teach one course.
- Use the table below as a general guide only. If you do not see your discipline next to your desired program, you may still opt to apply to the program.
- To discuss which KIIS program(s) would be a good fit, contact John Dizgun or Maria Canning.
- You also may reach out to the KIIS Program Director with any program-specific questions.
Berlin / Italy / Netherlands / Paris I / Italy Winter
Costa Rica / Merida Mexico / Paris I
Costa Rica / Ecuador
Anthropology & Archaeology
Costa Rica / Greece / most Winter programs
Arabic & Arab Studies
Barcelona / Italy / Japan-Korea / Morocco / Netherlands / Paris I / Prague / Italy Winter
Art - Drawing
Berlin / Italy / Morocco / Paris I / Japan-Korea / Italy Winter
Barcelona / Italy / Paris I / Morocco / Italy Winter
Art - Graphic Design
Argentina / Berlin / Japan-Korea / Prague / Italy Winter
Ecuador (Biology-focused program) / Paris I
Argentina / Austria / Japan-Korea / Maya Mexico Winter
Austria / Berlin / Paris I / Italy Winter /
Greece / Greece Winter
Argentina / Barcelona / Berlin / Italy / Paris I / Slavic Europe / Italy Winter
Criminology/ Criminal Justice
Argentina / Austria / Berlin / Netherlands / Paris I / Slavic Europe / Italy Winter
Cuisine & Culture
Argentina / Italy / Japan-Korea / Morocco / Paris I / Paris-Munich Winter
Argentina / Austria / Japan-Korea / Netherlands / Slavic Europe / Maya Mexico Winter
Austria / Costa Rica / Italy / Paris I / Slavic Europe / Italy Winter
Austria / Berlin / Netherlands / Paris I / Italy Winter
Greece / Italy / Paris I / Paris-Munich Winter
Exercise Science & Kinesiology
Austria / Costa Rica / Paris I / Zanzibar Winter
Fashion & Merchandising
Barcelona / Berlin / Italy / Japan-Korea / Paris I / Italy Winter
Argentina / Austria / Berlin / Morocco / Paris I / Slavic Europe / Italy Winter / Maya Mexico Winter
Italy / Prague / Maya Mexico Winter is an honors program
Argentina / Barcelona / Italy / Paris I
Argentina / Barcelona / Berlin / Netherlands / Prague / Italy Winter / Maya Mexico Winter
Austria / Costa Rica / Prague / Slavic Europe / Italy Winter
Argentina / Austria / Netherlands / Slavic Europe
Austria / Berlin / Paris I / Italy Winter
Salzburg (all-Music program)
Argentina / Barcelona / Italy / Japan / Morocco / Paris I / Italy Winter
Merida Mexico / Tanzania (all Health-centered program)
Argentina / Barcelona / Italy / Japan-Korea / Morocco / Paris I / Prague / most Winter programs
Barcelona / Berlin / Japan-Korea / Prague / Slavic Europe
Ecuador / Tanzania / Zanzibar Winter
Argentina / Austria / Italy / Paris I / most Winter programs
Austria / Costa Rica / Paris I / Tanzania (all Health-centered program) / Zanzibar Winter (Health-focused program)
Greece / Japan-Korea / Morocco / most Winter programs
Costa Rica / Tanzania
Paris I / Tanzania / Zanzibar Winter
Barcelona / Costa Rica / Japan-Korea / Paris I / most Winter programs
Costa Rica / Mexico & the Caribbean / Spain II / Spain II
Austria / Berlin / Netherlands
Barcelona / Netherlands / Italy Winter
Women & Gender Studies
Argentina / Berlin / Japan-Korea / Paris I / most Winter programs
Language of Instruction
- Some KIIS programs offer language course options.
Language faculty may apply to the following KIIS Summer programs:
|Spanish||Costa Rica, Merida, Mexico, Spain I*, Spain II*, and Maya Mexico Winter|
*Indicates it is a language-only program
Please review specific programs to determine desired language levels.
If you have an allergy, we recommend you choose a program that best accommodates your needs. For example, if you have a Gluten allergy and/or need to cook your own food, some KIIS accommodations offer cooking facilities. Please contact Maria Canning to discuss programs best suited to your needs.
If you have a disability accommodation need, we recommend you contact your KIIS Campus Representative early in your program selection process so that s/he has time to discuss any specific needs, including which KIIS programs may be best suited. Immediately after acceptance on a KIIS program, please contact KIIS Assistant Director, Maria Canning to discuss your disability accommodation needs (e.g. housing, transportation, excursions, class schedule, etc.).
For more information, visit our Disability Accommodations page.
Each KIIS program is unique. Some programs remain in one city for the duration of the program and provide weekends for independent travel while others travel throughout a country or region as a group. All KIIS programs include group and/or individual class excursions.
On most KIIS programs, you will reside in a hotel or university-style housing. On some KIIS programs — Austria, Costa Rica, Merida Mexico, Munich, Spain May– faculty stay with a host family.
You are encouraged to review your desired KIIS program itinerary and accommodations to familiarize yourself with the program details.
Visit our Travel Companions page for more information about accompanying family members.
Teaching abroad may be more physically strenuous than you are accustomed to at home. Most KIIS program involve walking 5+ miles in a given day. Other factors to consider are heat and humidity, higher altitudes, uneven terrain, etc.
For more details, visit our Health & Wellness page.
“Those of us who teach about peoples of other times and places have an invaluable opportunity in KIIS, where we can introduce students to the cultural and historical background of an event or site in the morning, put interpretive tools in their hands over lunch, and then spend the afternoon exploring the legacies of that event or site on the ground in real time, right where history happened. In the United States, I teach about premodern Japan. Through KIIS, I teach with premodern Japan.”
– Jeff Richey, Berea College, KIIS Japan Faculty