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 2018:

The application deadline for BIST courses is October 21, 2017.

Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS):

The following KIIS Summer 2018 Programs will be taught by Berea College professors:

  • Dr. Kevin Gardner, Studio Art, KIIS Barcelona
  • Dr. Deborah Martin, Theatre, KIIS Paris 1
  • Dr. Anthony Mortara, Health and Human Performance, KIIS Greece
  • Dr. Lauren McKee, Political Science, KIIS Japan
  • Dr. Jeff Richey, Religion, KIIS Japan
  • Dr. Eileen McKiernan-Gonzalez, Art History, KIIS Barcelona 
  • Dr. Richard Cahill, History, KIIS Israel/Egypt
  • Dr. Nashwa Cahill, Dance, KIIS Israel/Egypt

The deadline for KIIS is December 1, 2017. (Please apply both to KIIS and to the CIE by this date.)

Need Perspectives?

Check out our KIIS perspectives list and see which benefit you!

KIIS Perspectives Arranged by Perspective
KIIS Perspectives Arranged by Country

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.