For the most up to date information regarding each program please contact the Office of Study Abroad.
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.
Led by Marshall University Professor of Political Science, Dr. Shawn Schulenberg, this four-week summer program takes students to beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina. From the Andes Mountains to the bustling port city of Buenos Aires, Argentina embodies the richness of both South American and European cultures. Based in Buenos Aires, a fascinating urban landscape with famous streets, cafes, architecture, cuisine, music and dance, group excursions include visits to museums, outdoor markets, historic mansions, national monuments, government ministries and soccer stadiums. Courses make Argentina the focus of discussion through hands-on learning opportunities and guest lectures by local Argentine experts. Students enjoy free weekends to travel independently to other regions in Argentina. The early application deadline for Summer is December 1st, but students may apply for the program up through February 15th.
Led by Marshall University Professor of Chemistry, Dr. Rosalynn Quinones, this two week trip occurs over the MU holiday break. The KIIS winter program in Italy is a twelve-day program that begins in the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence and ends in the country’s magnificent capital, Rome. Students spend the first five days in Florence where they are living within walking distance of the most famous museums and sites in Italy’s Renaissance capital. The program will then move to Rome where students visit and explore the Vatican, Colosseum, famous churches, and other memorable monuments. The early application deadline is August 1st, but students may apply up through September 15th.
Led by Marshall University Professor of Communication Studies, Dr. Julie Snyder-Yuly, this four week summer program takes students to beautiful Berlin and Barcelona in Europe. KIIS Berlin & Barcelona takes full advantage of two diverse and vibrant cities in Germany and Spain. The program begins in Berlin, in the vibrant and centrally located Prenzlauer Berg district. Here students have a unique chance to explore Germany’s thriving art, culture, and history. The program then moves to Barcelona, a cosmopolitan seaport on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Walking through this city reveals its Roman past, distinct gothic quarter, sublime modernist expansions, and experimental contemporary architecture. Classes are divided between formal classwork, field workshops, and guided excursions that provide students direct contact with the cities, and their museums, galleries, cafés, and parks. The early application deadline is December 1st, but students may apply up through February 15th.
Led by Marshall University Professor of Art, Ian Hagarty, this two week winter program occurs over the MU holiday break from December 26 – January 7. The KIIS winter program in Italy is a twelve-day program that begins in the beautiful Tuscan city of Florence and ends in the country’s magnificent capital, Rome. Students spend the first five days in Florence where they are living within walking distance of the most famous museums and sites in Italy’s Renaissance capital. The program will then move to Rome where students visit and explore the Vatican, Colosseum, famous churches, and other memorable monuments.
Led by Marshall University Professor of Japanese, Dr. Zelideth Maria Rivas, this two-week summer program will visit Daegu, Seoul, Nagoya, and Osaka. In addition to regular classes, students will visit Gyeongju, Seoul Animation Center, Toyota Commemorative Industry Museum, and other educational institutions and cultural sites in order to explore the evolution of contemporary and popular cultures. Note: Students should be aware that excursions may be physically strenuous and involve walking several miles at a time. The early application deadline is December 1st, and students can apply up through February 15th.
Summer Spanish Language & Culture Program in Madrid
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.