Summer Abroad

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

There are two options for study abroad in the summer: a faculty-led Berea International Summer Term (BIST) course or through the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) which also offer especially cost-effective programs.

Berea International Summer Term (BIST):

The following BIST courses will be offered during Summer 2020:

Start by setting up your profile in Abroad Office today. The application deadline for BIST courses is October 21, 2019.

Please note that students participating in BIST courses may not have their spouses/partners, children, other relatives, or friends join them for any part or all of their BIST course.

Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS):

Berea College is a part of this Kentucky consortium, which enables Berea students to participate in  KIIS programs as if they would with BIST programs 

The following KIIS Summer 2020 Programs will be taught by Berea College professors:

Click here to find out more about KIIS

Start by setting up your profile in Abroad Office today. The deadline for KIIS is December 1, 2019. (Please apply both to KIIS and to the CIE by this date.)

Financial Support

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. Learn more about financial support for summer abroad experiences.

Other Summer Opportunities


Contact the Education Abroad Team at or 859-985-3453, or drop by Woods-Penniman 205.