Friday, September 28, 2012
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Marshall students, faculty to learn about opportunities to study, teach abroad Oct. 5

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –  Marshall University will sponsor its first KIIS International Study Abroad Fair for students and faculty beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, in the Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus.

KIIS, the Kentucky Institute for International Studies, is a nonprofit consortium of colleges and universities that allows students to study abroad in both semester and summer programs in more than 20 countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Marshall became the first university outside of Kentucky to become a part of this consortium, and now faculty and students can teach and study through the KIIS program

The day’s activities will begin with a faculty informational breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for those faculty members who are already involved in the program and those who are interested in teaching their courses abroad for the summer of 2014. Any faculty member who would like to attend the breakfast must make a reservation to attend. Reservations may be made by sending an e-mail to Ryan Warner, Study Abroad Coordinator, at

The event will then be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for students to discuss their 2013 summer study abroad options with faculty from Marshall and other KIIS consortium members.

Seven Marshall faculty members were selected to teach during the Summer 2013 term in the KIIS program. They include Dr. Wendell Dobbs, France (College of Fine Arts); Dr. Mark Zanter, Austria (College of Fine Arts); Dr. Shawn Schulenberg, Chile (College of Liberal Arts);  Dr. Marybeth Beller, Turkey (College of Liberal Arts);  Dr. Dallas Brozik, Canada (College of Business), Ian Hagarty, Italy (College of Fine Arts); and Dr. Slav Gratchev, Spain (College of Liberal Arts).

For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197