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After you are accepted to teach on a KIIS program, you must attend two KIIS mandatory pre-departure orientations and one in-country orientation.

Summer Programs Orientations

  • 1st KIIS Faculty Orientation

    Full-day meeting on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in Bowling Green, KY.

  • 2nd KIIS Faculty Orientation

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Bowling Green, KY

    • 8:30 am – 12:30 pm (Central Time): Faculty meet with KIIS office and Program Directors in Bowling Green, KY. Lunch included.
    • 12:30 – 5:00 pm (Central Time): Faculty are required to attend the KIIS Student Orientation, which includes individual program breakout sessions.
  • In-Country KIIS Program Orientation

    Occurs shortly after arrival at your KIIS program site.

Winter Programs Orientations

  • 1st Faculty Orientation

    Full-day meeting on Friday, February (date TBA) 2018 in Lexington or Louisville, KY.

  • 2nd Faculty Orientation

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 – Elizabethtown, KY

    • 9:30 am – 11:00 pm (Eastern Time): Faculty meet with KIIS office and Program Directors. Lunch included.
    • 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (Eastern Time): Faculty are required to attend the KIIS Student Orientation, which includes individual program breakout sessions.
  • In-Country KIIS Program Orientation

    Occurs shortly after arrival at your KIIS program site.

Orientation Content

The orientation is designed to provide crucial information on your responsibilities and obligations as KIIS faculty, as well as information on KIIS Best Practices, Academic Strategies and Policies. Among the topics discussed:

  • Academic Policies & Strategies
  • Role of Faculty Abroad
  • Student Recruitment
  • Student Application Process
  • Scholarships
  • Health & Safety
  • Title IX & Clery-Minger Acts
  • Travel Companion Policies
  • Financial Policies
  • Employment Forms
  • Stipends & Reimbursements
  • Communications
  • Individual Program Meetings
  • Host Country Cross-Culture Issues
  • Program & Course Evaluations

Failure to attend one of the pre-departure KIIS orientations could result in your cancellation from the program. If you think that there is a possibility you will not be able to attend one or both pre-departure KIIS orientations, please contact John Dizgun before accepting your KIIS faculty appointment.

“As an experienced professor, KIIS offers me opportunities to face new challenges, to reinvent myself, and to teach in ways not possible in my typical classroom setting. I love my KIIS countries, fellow faculty and students!”

– Dr. Myra Beth Bundy, EKU Psychology Professor, KIIS Austria & KIIS Spain May Faculty

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