Faculty-Led Programs

For the most up to date information regarding each program please contact the Office of Study Abroad.

Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)

KIIS is a non-profit study abroad consortium of which Marshall is a member. KIIS is committed to offering high-quality, low-cost study abroad options for undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree seeking students. KIIS has 25 four-week summer programs  and four semester programs in Europe, Africa, Asia, Canada, and Central & South America with courses in Business & Economics, Humanities, Health Sciences, Language Study, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. Programs are faculty-led so Marshall students and faculty can apply to study/teach with KIIS. The program cost typically includes six credit hours (summer) and 12-15 credit hours (semester), transfers between airport abroad and program site, on-site orientation, accommodations, some meals, local transportation for group excursions, comprehensive medical insurance and security evacuation insurance. Learn more about this program at the Marshall/KIIS Program Website, or visit www.kiis.org.


Study at the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid, Spain during the summer months of June and/or July. Students enroll in Spanish courses and earn up to 6 credit hours per month in the Department of Modern Languages. No specific level of Spanish proficiency is required to participate in this program. Students live in family homes while in Madrid and travel on weekends to sites of cultural, artistic and historical significance. Prof. Maria Carmen Riddel and the Study Abroad Office select the participants and organize the program each year.


Study in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Florence, Italy. Courses will be offered in art, art history, and history by faculty from Marshall University’s School of Art and Design and Department of History and will include two courses that satisfy the CORE II fine arts or social science requirements. You will live as a resident of Florence for four weeks and have opportunities to explore the region of Tuscany and visit other towns and cities in Italy.

  • Open to all Marshall University students
  • Earn 3 – 6 undergraduate or graduate credits!
    (prerequisites will be waived)

 Early application deadline – December 15, 2016!