Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)

KiisThe Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) is a non-profit consortium of colleges and universities. Consortium members include Ball State University, Bellarmine University, Berea College, Bryan College (affiliate member), Campbellsville University, Carson-Newman College (affiliate member), Centre College, Eastern Kentucky University, Georgetown College, Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), Kentucky State University, Marshall University, Middle Tennessee State University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, St. Catharine College, Transylvania University, Union College, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Pikeville, and Western Kentucky University. KIIS welcomes students from any academic institution in the United States and Canada to participate in its study abroad programs.


Since 1975, KIIS has provided international educational experiences in Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada, and Latin America for over 9000 participants. KIIS currently offers 24 summer and 4 semester study-abroad programs in Argentina, Austria-Bregenz, Berlin, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, Greece, Istanbul, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Munich, Paris, Prague, Quebec, Salzburg, Slavic Europe, Spain, and Tanzania. KIIS also coordinates professional development programs for health care workers, law enforcement, seminarians, social workers, and teachers.


College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)

College consortiumThe College Consortium for International Studies, a partnership of colleges and universities — two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign — encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.


Recognizing the value of such experiences in fostering global understanding and peaceful cooperation among nations in an increasingly interdependent and rapidly changing world, CCIS is committed to developing international dimensions as an integral part of collegiate education. CCIS works to build collaborative arrangements among institutions who share this commitment, and to facilitate linkages between member institutions and international partners. In all of its programs and activities, CCIS strives for a high level of academic excellence.


Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA)

Cooperative centerCCSA is a consortium of American colleges and universities, which offers study abroad programs and internships in English-speaking regions. Currently, CCSA has 24 member institutions in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota and Tennessee. A not-for-profit organization, CCSA is headquartered at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Maggie Monteverde, Executive Director, with the assistance of her staff and guided by policies determined by the CCSA Board of Trustees; annually develops, plans and coordinates study abroad programs in Australia, Belize, Canada, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Scotland, South Africa and other English-speaking areas.


Participants can receive higher education credit (undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education) for successfully completing the CCSA program in which they are enrolled. The classes are taught by faculty from consortium-member schools. In addition, internships are available in Dublin, Ireland; London, England; and Sydney, Australia. Special non-credit programs, such as choir tours and alumni trips, are planned in English-speaking regions as requested.


Consortium for Global Education (CGE)

Consortium for global educationThe Consortium for Global Education (CGE) is a non-profit global organization with a Membership of accredited American private universities and colleges with consortium campuses located in 19 USA states and Affiliate university and college members equally committed to quality programs of international education.  Affiliate members represent key national universities worldwide.  Each member of the consortium is committed to a high value of quality academic education and supports the internationalization of higher education through student and faculty global participation.