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COVID-19 Vaccination

KIIS strongly recommends all participants (students and faculty) be up-to-date on both their seasonal flu and Covid-19 vaccinations (i.e. the latest Covid-19 booster shot for the Eris variant) before their travel abroad. This latest Covid-19 booster is expected to be widely available in the US by the end of September 2023.
Note: The following KIIS Programs— Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Tanzania, and Zanzibar— require up-to-date Covid-19 vaccination, including the latest Covid-19 booster shot for Eris variant. This booster is expected to be widely available in the US at the end of September 2023.

For more details, see KIIS Health & Wellness.

Steps to Complete Your KIIS Application

  • Create an Account in the KIIS Database

    Click here to access the KIIS database.

  • Complete Your Profile

    Enter your biographical and contact information.

  • Select Your KIIS Program

  • Complete Application Materials

    1. Course Selection(s)

    2. Application Essay (select only one question)

    3. Faculty Recommendation(s)

    4. Flight Selection (Individual Flight or Group Flight)

    5. Transcript (unofficial copy for undergraduate students, official undergraduate transcript for graduate students)

    6. Orientation Attendance

    Note: There may be additional program-specific documents to submit.

  • Pay $250 Application Deposit

  • Submit Scholarship Essay and Financial Aid Statement (Optional)

Early Application/Acceptance Deadline (Save $100)

To be admitted early to your KIIS program and receive the $100 discount, all application items must be completed by the early application deadline.

Acceptance Notification

You will be notified approximately two weeks after regular or early application deadlines. Once accepted, you must complete your KIIS Admitted Student forms.

Special Considerations

You will submit two faculty recommendations for your program.

Essay Language Requirements:

  • Spain Spring Semester: Spanish or English*

* Note: You may write your essay in English if you are applying to the Spain semester program and are enrolling in 200 level language courses.

You are required to provide KIIS with your official undergraduate transcript for your application. You also must email Haley McTaggart to request Graduate credit before you submit your application.  

If you do not yet have a college GPA/transcript at the time of your KIIS application, you may submit a copy of your high school transcript. That said, once you have your first semester college transcript, you must upload a copy for your KIIS application. See Eligibility requirements.

If you have been out of college for a long period of time and are unable to obtain a copy of your undergraduate college transcript, you may be exempt from submitting your transcript for undergraduate course credit. However if you are seeking graduate course credit on a KIIS program, you must provide an official copy of your undergraduate transcript. Contact Haley McTaggart with questions.

If you are no longer in contact with your former professors, you may request an employer to complete your recommendation form. If you are not currently working, you may request a former employer or someone else who can speak to your ability to study in an international setting to complete your recommendation form.

“Study abroad opens up opportunities of a lifetime to see other parts of the world, and some of us find our life’s passion in the middle of an ancient ruin.”

-Shallae, Barcelona

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