Can’t work a term abroad into your curriculum plan? Think summer! Summer abroad programs offer academic credit and a glimpse of the life and culture of another part of the world. And, generous financial support is available, especially for those studying abroad for the first time.
Selecting a Program
Most students study abroad in the summer in a faculty-led Berea International Summer Term (BIST) course or through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) or Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI), both of which offer especially cost-effective programs.
The following BIST courses will be offered during Summer 2015:
- BIST Holocaust 2015 “Legacies of the Holocaust: History, Memory, Law, and Justice (GST 286)”
- BIST Scandinavia 2015 “Medieval Scandinavia: Viking Culture and Conflict (HIS)”
- BIST The Gambia 2015 “Education and Social Change in the Gambia: Changing the World One Girl at a Time (EDS/PSJ)”
- BIST Trinidad and Tobago 2015 “A Historical Analysis of Agriculture and Foods in Trinidad and Tobago (ANR)”
In addition to BIST, KEI and KIIS, there are many other options. For example, through other program providers, Berea students have recently studied tropical conservation and Spanish in Costa Rica, intensive Chinese in Beijing and indigenous culture and history in Australia. For more information about other programs, contact the Education Abroad Team.
Financial support from Berea College is available for any major to cover a portion of the cost of a summer abroad. The Department of Foreign Languages offers similar financial support for qualified majors and minors.
Contact the Education Abroad Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 985-3453, or drop by Woods-Penniman 205.