Summer Abroad

Paris; Tuvshinzaya Amarzaya; Paris BIST;

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 2016:

The application deadline for BIST courses is October 21.

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. The deadline for these is February 15, but some have early bird dates as soon as January 20.

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.