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UK Consortia: KIIS Summer - Experience Austria (KIIS)
Bregenz, Austria (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad (EducationAbroad@uky.edu) to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Partner Website: Click to visit
Program Cost and Budget Summer 1
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Business, Community and Leadership Development, Economics, International Business, International Economics, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Psychology
Course Language:
English
Minimum Language Requirement:
None
Housing Options:
Apartment(shared)
Eligibility:
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
Minimum GPA:
2
Student Type:
Both undergraduate and graduate students
Advisor:
http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Program Description:

Bregenz is a medium-size city of approximately 30,000 inhabitants rich in natural and cultural beauty. A city of regional importance dating back to the Romans, Bregenz lies just a few miles from the German and Swiss borders and has the advantage of being both on Lake Constance and at the foot of the Alps.

Since 1975, KIIS students have found Bregenz to be an ideal setting for their European stay. It is small enough that they can comfortably get to know both the town and its people. With its small shops, splendid churches, old city, and picturesque setting, it is not hard to imagine why for so many travelers in Bregenz feel like they have a "home in Europe."

Bregenz is centrally located. Using the youth Eurail Globalpass (included in the program fee) and the extensive European train system, students are only a few hours away from many great European cultural centers such as Zurich, Munich, and Salzburg. From Bregenz students can ride trains to Berlin, Heidelberg, Paris, Vienna, Rome, Venice, Florence, Prague, and many other cities. With most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays free, students have ample opportunity to learn and travel.

Group and class excursions— including possible visits to museums, castles, factories, businesses, schools, and medieval towns— compliment classes in Business, German, Literature, and Humanities. Living with Austrian families in the charming city of Bregenz also offers students a comfortable home during their study abroad journey.

Please note: Knowledge of German is not required for this program. Students with some language proficiency will be able to improve their speaking skills as well as their knowledge of Austrian culture through interactions with locals and explorations of Bregenz and the surrounding regions.


Academic Credit
Students will earn transfer credit from Western Kentucky University. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by WKU. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the Academic Credit website.
  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials. 
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, education abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK. 
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad. 
Required Applications
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to KIIS. For the KIIS application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
  • KIIS offers additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for KIIS Scholarships for more information. 
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Cost and Budget" link at the top of this page for more information. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website. 
  • U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa to participate on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the host country's embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa. 
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

Diversity Abroad
In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.

For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm
or
EA Advisors assist students according to academic major. To find your EA Advisor visit EA Contact Us

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This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad (EducationAbroad@uky.edu) to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.