Application Process

The application deadline for the 2019 KIIS Spring Program in Spain is Oct15, 2019.

APPLY EARLY & SAVE $100: Apply by October 1st and save $100

Program Cost: $9,975.00 + airfare
*Includes $250 deposit due at time of application

Each year, KIIS awards more than $75,000 in student scholarships, which complement education abroad funding students may receive from their home campus. See below for the variety of KIIS scholarships and other funding sources.

Acceptance Notification: approximately 2 weeks after regular application deadline above.

All elements of the application must be postmarked by the deadline to be considered in the initial selection group.  Applications complete after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis. 

To apply for the Spain semester study abroad program you need a username and password. If you do not already have an account for MyKIIS, creating one is easy and free. To do this, go to the official KIIS site at There you will find information for every KIIS Study Abroad program including the Semester Program in Spain. Look for the link Apply now! You will be taken to a registration page where you will be able to registered to access the necessary application materials.

1. A completed online application submitted through the MyKIIS system. (the mykiis instruction sheet will guide you through that process)

2. As part of the application online, you will have to submitt an approximately 300 word essay in Spanish or in Englsih  indicating why you would like to study abroad in Spain during the Spring semester. These are the questions you should adress in your essay:

a. What impact will studying abroad have on your academic, professional, and/or personal goals?

b. What do you hope to gain through participation in your KIIS study abroad program?

c. What are the strengths that you think you bring to this study abroad opportunity?

You should have this essay ready (Word doc) before you start filling in the application on line. You will upload your essay during the online MyKIIS application process.

3. Two letters of Recommendation sent directly from the faculty members. When you fill out your application, you will have to provide with their emails so they will receive a link to complete the recommendation on-line.

4 . One transcript (from your current college or university). You may send it to KIIS in ONE of three ways:

Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #91031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031

5. Copy of your passport photo page OR a copy of your completed passport application. Email it to (apply for or renew your passport immediately-- it can take 2-3 months to arrive. When your new passport arrives, email KIIS a copy) Email one photo of yourself to KIIS office (any basic head/shoulder shot will do). Not required if passport photo page is sent.

6 . The $250 application deposit. Pay online through MyKIIS, by phone or by mail. See payment information for details. Note: If you are not accepted into the Spring KIIS program, KIIS will refund your deposit.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact the KIIS office at 270-745-4416 or email:

Apply now!