KIIS is dedicated to providing exceptional- and affordable- international education programs for students from diverse backgrounds. KIIS operates approximately 30 Summer, Winter and Semester programs and offers over 175 courses each year.
To view all KIIS programs and courses, visit the Program Search.
Major, Minor and General Education Credit
We recommend consulting with your academic advisor and choosing a program that fulfills credit for your major, minor, or general education classes. This makes transferring your credits to your home institution easier and helps advance you in your academic career.
To view all KIIS course options and titles, click here:
You are encouraged to review your desired KIIS program itinerary and accommodations to familiarize yourself with the program details as 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 excursions to enhance your coursework and to help you learn more about the country’s culture.
On most programs, you will live in hotel-style housing. Some KIIS programs offer you an opportunity to live with a homestay family.
Studying abroad may be more physically strenuous than you are used to at home. Some excursions may involve walking or hiking in heat and humidity, at higher altitudes, over rocky terrain, or walking several miles at a time. If you are not used to long walks or stairs, you might want to increase your fitness activity prior to the program start date. Visit our Health & Wellness page for more information.
KIIS offers several programs with Honors course credit options:
- Maya Mexico Winter: Honors course credit is available for an interdisciplinary course on “Maya Mexico, Past & Present”.
- France Spring Semester: This program offers French language courses (all levels) as well as Honors-level courses taught in English.
- Mexico Fall Semester: This program offers Spanish language courses (all levels) as well as Mexican Literature and Culture, and Honors-level courses taught in English.
KIIS also offers a range of Honors Augmentation course options for our Summer, Winter and Spain Spring Semester programs.
If you enroll in Honors credit, you will have more challenging and unconventional assignments that will require greater analytical, creative, and critical thinking skills.
For information about receiving Honors credit, contact Maria Canning.
KIIS offers several programs with Graduate course credit options:
- Ecuador: This program is geared toward students interested in Biology and Geography.
- Argentina / Chile: These programs are geared toward students interested in Business and Political Science.
- Slavic Europe: This program is geared toward students interested in World War History.
- Tanzania: This program provides practicums for graduate or undergraduate students in health professions such as Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Social Work and Health Administration.
- Zanzibar Winter: This program is designed for students interested in health professions.
For information about receiving Graduate credit on other KIIS programs, contact Maria Canning before completing your KIIS application.
Below are KIIS Summer and Semester programs which offer language courses. To view all KIIS courses options and titles, view Summer, Winter, or Semester courses.
|French||Paris I and *Paris II,
France Spring Semester
|German||Austria and *Munich,
*Germany Spring Semester
|Spanish||Costa Rica, Merida Mexico,
*Spain I and *Spain II,
*Spain Spring Semester,
Fall Mexico Semester
*Indicates it is a language-only program.
If you have an allergy, we recommend you choose a program that accommodates your needs. If you have a Gluten allergy and need to cook your own food, some KIIS accommodations offer cooking facilities. Please contact your KIIS Campus Representative or Rebekah Golla to discuss programs best suited to accommodate your needs.
If you have a disability that may require an accommodation abroad, contact your KIIS Campus Representative early during your program selection process so that we have time to discuss your specific needs and plan arrangements (i.e. housing, transportation, excursions, class schedule). You also may speak to KIIS Assistant Director, and Rebekah Golla.
For more information, visit our Disability Accommodations page.
“Studying abroad pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me truly see that life and the world begin there.”