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"If I had any tips for other students who have yet to take advantage of this opportunity [to take the STAMP test], I would tell them it is definitely worth it! It saves time, money, and lets you focus on classes in your major by fulfilling this language requirement faster."

-Emily (Class of 2019)

Study Abroad

There are many opportunities for study abroad. Look for the one that best fits your interests.


Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning

Many students know they want to study abroad, but have no idea of when, how, or where this will occur. WKU's study abroad office is dedicated to providing the resources and information regarding academic programs abroad to all students. For more information about scholarships, programs, and general tips for traveling, visit the link below:


Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)

KIIS is a consortium of Kentucky colleges and universities that maintains campuses in Europe, Asia, Africa and Central and South America. KIIS was founded on the conviction that an international experience should be part of the education of as many people as possible. Summer study sessions of 3-6 weeks duration and semester-long programs provide linguistic and cultural immersion within the context of well-structured course work.

Students at WKU can participate in any of the KIIS programs around the world, practicing and improving their language skill and earning credits towards their major or minor in French, German or Spanish.

Summer, Fall and Spring language-based programs are available in Argentina, Austria, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, and Spain. Visit the KIIS website at for more information.

 KIIS directors in the Department of Modern Languages

Dr. Stewart is the director of the KIIS Spain II summer program. The Spain II program takes place in Madrid, Spain's vibrant capital, and in Segovia, a charming provincial capital in the foothills of the Guadarrama mountains, only 60 miles to the north of Madrid. The locations of both cities make them ideal for excursions, and their diverse natures will provide students with dramatically different experiences of Spain. Up to 6 credits. NOTE: Participants will be required to have completed at least 18 credit hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent.

Dr. Pertusa is the director of the KIIS Spanish Spring in Segovia program. Each spring semester KIIS offers a 13-week Spanish program in Segovia, Spain. NOTE: Participants will be required to have completed at least 15 credit hours of college-level Spanish or equivalent. Visit the program site for more information:

Eddy Cuisinier is the director of the KIIS Quebec Summer program. The KIIS summer program in Québec provides students a unique opportunity to explore and understand Francophone culture and history. French-language courses in Québec and Canadian literature, civilization, and international business— coupled with group excursions in and around Québec City and Montréal— enrich student understanding of the cradle of French culture in North America. Students also have ample opportunity to travel independently during the program.

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 Last Modified 5/27/16