Students participating on KIIS programs have two flight options:
Option 1: make your own flight arrangements
Option 2: travel to and from the program destination on the KIIS group flight
During the online KIIS application process, students are asked to select Option 1 or Option 2.
After submitting their online application, students cannot later change their Option 1 or Option 2 selection.
In making your flight selection, please keep in mind the following:
Because KIIS cannot yet state with certainty the price of the group flight, for each program we offer a price range for Option 2. For Berlin for example, Option 1 costs $3,395 and Option 2 is listed as $4,895 - $5,095 (meaning the Berlin group flight will cost between $1,500 and $1,700).
All final Option 2 prices (i.e. with the exact group flight price) will be posted on the KIIS website on March 5 (after Feb. 15 app deadline).
KIIS aims to purchase the least expensive group flight available. We take into account the flight itinerary in making group flight decisions.
While KIIS does all it can to purchase the least expensive group flight, you very well may locate a less expensive option on your own.
Generally (though not always), the KIIS group flight price is competitive with Option 1 ticket options. In some instances, it costs less.
Many students (and their parents/families) value the convenience of flying on the KIIS group flight to the foreign program site.
If you select Option 2, you cannot deviate at all from the group flight itinerary (i.e. the group flight travels from Cincinnati-Atlanta-Madrid and you wish to board the flight in Atlanta rather than Cincinnati. It cannot be done). The group flight dates cannot be changed either.
If you intend to travel in the host country or region (i.e. Europe) before or after your KIIS program, choose Option 1.
Some students wish to travel on the group flight in one direction and then on their own in the other (i.e. arrive on the group flight, but then remain abroad after the program ends). In such cases, select Option 1 and then simply purchase your own individual ticket so that it matches the arriving group flight itinerary.
Group flight itineraries are posted online on March 5.
In deciding between Option 1 or Option 2, keep in mind that most KIIS group flights depart from Cincinnati or Louisville. Exceptions are the KIIS Argentina and Ecuador programs, which are likely to depart from Nashville. Each program's departure cities are listed at the bottom of each program's "cost" page on the KIIS website.
Unless you have received confirmation from your KIIS Program Director, Option 1 students should not purchase their individual flight prior to acceptance into their KIIS program (Summer program notification date is March 5).
After the group flight prices are finalized on March 5, KIIS will add the cost of the group flight to the MyKIIS account of each student who had selected Option 2 during the online application process.
To locate your group flight itinerary (posted in March), select your program from the dropdown menu and then click Admitted Students.
Remember: you cannot change your initial Option 1 or Option 2 selection.