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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.
  • 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:

Language of Instruction

  • The majority of KIIS Summer and Winter courses are taught in English.
  • Some KIIS programs offer language course options.

Language faculty may apply to the following KIIS Summer programs:

LanguageKIIS Program
FrenchParis II*
GermanMunich*
JapaneseJapan
SpanishCosta Rica, Merida Mexico,
Spain I*, Spain II*

*Indicates it is a language-only program
Please review specific programs to determine desired language levels.

Programs by Academic Disciplines

  • As a reminder, 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 Winter and two-week Summer programs, Faculty teach one course.
  • Use the table below as a guide. If you do not see your discipline next to your desired program, you may still opt to apply to the program. 
  • To discuss further which KIIS program(s) would be a good fit, contact John Dizgun or Rebekah Golla.
  • You also may reach out to the KIIS Program Director with any program-specific questions.

Discipline

Programs

 

Advertising

Advertising Berlin (even-numbered years) / Italy / Paris I / Italy Winter

Agriculture & Horticulture

Chile / Cuba / Denmark / Ecuador / Peru

Anthropology

Costa Rica / Peru / Greece / Israel-Egypt / Italy Winter / Maya Mexico Winter

Archaeology

Barcelona / Peru / Greece / Israel-Egypt / Maya Mexico Winter

Architecture

Argentina / Barcelona / Denmark / Italy / Japan / Morocco / Paris 1 / Spain May / Italy Winter

Art -Drawing & Studio

Cuba / Italy / Paris 1 / Morocco / Berlin

ARABIC

Art History

Barcelona / Italy / Paris I / Morocco / Italy Winter

Art - Graphic Design

Berlin (even-numbered years) / Italy Winter

Biology

Ecuador (all-Biology program) / Denmark / Paris-Munich Winter

Business

Argentina / Austria / Chile / Maya Mexico Winter

Chemistry

Austria / Berlin / Denmark / Italy / Paris I / Italy Winter / Paris-Munich Winter

Classics

Greece / Israel-Egypt / Italy Winter

Communication

Argentina / Barcelona / Berlin / Denmark / Italy / Paris I / Spain May / Italy Winter

ART / DRAWING / GRAPHIC DESIGN / MUSEUM STUDIES / PHOTOGRAPHY

Communication Disorders

Prague (a Communication Disorders program)

Criminology

Austria / Argentina / Berlin / Chile / Italy / Paris I / Spain May

Economics

Argentina / Austria / Chile / Maya Mexico Winter

Education

Austria / Costa Rica / Cuba / Denmark / Italy / Paris I

Engineering

Austria / Barcelona / Berlin / Denmark / Paris / SpainMay / Italy Winter / Maya Mexico Winter

English

Austria / Barcelona / Cuba / Greece / Italy / Japan / Morocco / Paris I / Spain May / all Winter programs

Exercise Science

Austria / Barcelona / Costa Rica / Greece / Paris I / Peru / Tanzania / Zanzibar Winter

Fashion Merchandising

Barcelona / Berlin / Denmark / Italy / Japan / Paris I / Italy Winter / Paris-Munich Winter

French

Paris II

Geography & Geology

Argentina / Barcelona / Berlin / Chile / Cuba / Greece / Italy / Morocco / Peru / all Winter programs

German

Munich

History

Argentina / Austria / Barcelona / Berlin / Chile / Cuba / Greece / Italy / Morocco / Paris I / Peru / Slavic Europe / all Winter programs

Honors

virtually any Summer program; Maya Mexico Winter is an honors program

Hospitality Management

Barcelona / Costa Rica / Denmark / Italy / Japan / Morocco / Paris I / Paris-Munich Winter

Journalism

Argentina / Barcelona / Berlin / Chile / Israel-Egypt / Morocco / Paris I / all Winter programs

Kinesiology

Austria / Barcelona / Costa Rica / Greece / Paris I / Peru / Tanzania / Zanzibar Winter

Leadership Studies

Austria / Costa Rica / Israel-Egypt / Italy Winter

Legal Studies

Argentina / Austria / Barcelona / Berlin / Chile / Israel-Egypt / Paris I / Slavic Europe / Spain May

Mathematics

Austria / Barcelona / Berlin / Denmark / Paris I / Spain May / Italy Winter

Music -
Vocal & Instrumental

Salzburg (all-Music program)

Music -
Non-Performance

Argentina / Barcelona / Chile / Italy / Japan / Morocco / Paris I / Spain May / Italy Winter

Nursing

Tanzania (all Health-centered program)

Photography

Argentina / Barcelona / Berlin / Chile / Cuba / Israel-Egypt / Italy / Japan / Morocco / Paris I / all Winter programs

Political Science

Argentina / Barcelona / Berlin / Chile / Cuba / Israel-Egypt / Japan / Paris I / Spain May

Pre-Med

Merida Mexico / Tanzania / Zanzibar Winter

Psychology

Argentina / Austria / Chile / Denmark / Italy / Paris I / Spain May / Italy Winter

Public Health

Tanzania (all Health-centered program) / Zanzibar Winter (all Health-centered program)

Religion & Religious Studies

Austria / Greece / Israel-Egypt / Japan / Morocco / Paris I / Peru / Spain May / Italy Winter / Maya Mexico Winter

Service-Learning

Costa Rica / Tanzania

Social Work

Tanzania

Sociology

Argentina / Barcelona / Costa Rica / Israel-Egypt / Japan / Morocco / Paris I / Spain May / Italy Winter / Maya Mexico Winter

Spanish

Costa Rica (beginner) / Merida-Mexico (200 & 300-level) / Spain 1 (300-level) / Spain 2 (300 & 400-level)

STEM

see individual STEM-related disciplines above

Theatre

Argentina / Barcelona / Greece / Italy / Paris I / Italy Winter

Women & Gender Studies

Argentina / Barcelona / Berlin / Costa Rica / Greece / Italy / Japan / Morocco / Paris I / all Winter programs

Other Considerations

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 Rebekah Golla 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, Rebekah Golla, 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 3+ miles in a given day. Other factors to consider are heat and humidity, higher altitudes, uneven terrain, etc.

For more information, 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

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