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Study Abroad and Scholarships

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


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: http://www.wku.edu/studyabroad/

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 http://www.kiis.org 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: http://kiisinspain.org

WKU has an exchange agreement with the State College of Education in Vienna- Austria's largest institution devoted to the training of elementary and middle school teachers. Located in the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities, the Padak offers WKU students a chance to learn German and other subjects in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Financial aid and grants are applicable toward the program costs.

Information for Internships Abroad

Office of Study Abroad and Global Learning

Other sources for study abroad support

German Chancellor Scholarship Program, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Fulbright U.S. Student program (all languages, many locations)

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst/German Academic Exchange Service

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers a substantial award for federal Pell grant awardees for undergraduate study abroad

Useful sites for study abroad

Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)

KIIS- Study Abroad Program in Spain - Spring

CSA International

ISA Study Abroad

AmeriSpan Unlimited - Spanish Immersion Programs, Internship and Volunteer opportunities in Spain and throughout Latin America

EF Education- Learn a language abroad

Spanish Abroad - Offering Spanish language programs with some of the best language schools in Latin America & Spain

Enforex - Study Spanish in Spain and Latin America

Cultural Experiences Abroad


Checkout the Modern Languages Scholarships to study Abroad


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 Last Modified 1/21/21