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
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.
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.
WKU's affiliation with the North American Consortium for International Advancement makes possible study abroad in French-speaking Canada (Universit de Laval, Universit de Moncton) and in Mexico (Universidad Panamericana, Universidad Veracruzana).
The WKU College of Business is the contact point for these programs:
Information for Internships Abroad
Other sources for study abroad support
Fulbright U.S. Student program (all languages, many locations)
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
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