Study Abroad

Welcome to KWC's Study Abroad Opportunities!

Whether you want to take a faculty-led study abroad course or spend a semester or year abroad, we've got options that will suit you. Take a look at the info below to find a match for you.




Faculty Led Individual Study Abroad Classes

Current single-class opportunities to study abroad through KWC:


Summer 2014 Term I


International Studies: Trip to Costa Rica ~ INS3309

Dates: May - June 2014

Description: Learn spanish as well as the biodiversity and culture of this wonderful country.

Contact: Dr. Arcea Zapata de Aston, [email protected], 270-852-3219 or 812-483-2439


Share in the January 2014 trip via Flickr photos.


Winter 2015

Ancient Tales and Travel: Greek and Roman Literature ~ ENGL3309

Dates: January 2015

Description: Travel to Athens, Greece, and Rome, Italy, to study ancient literature and drama in the very places they originated.

Contact: Tamara Coy, [email protected] or 270-852-3297.


Share the adventure of the January 2013 trip. 


International Studies: Trip to Costa Rica ~ INS3309

Dates: January 2015

Description: Learn spanish as well as the biodiversity and culture of this wonderful country.

Contact: Dr. Arcea Zapata de Aston, [email protected], 270-852-3219 or 812-483-2439.


Share in the January 2014 trip via Flickr photos.


Study of Life Abroad ~ BIO1301

Dates: January 2015

Description: "Study of Life Abroad"  is an engaging opportunity for students to receive three credit hours of general education science credit while experiencing the rich culture and biodiversity of Costa Rica.  Basic biological concepts and principles are discussed in the classroom as well as on location in Costa Rica which has 5% of the world's  biodiversity. 

Contact: Scot Payne, rspay[email protected] or 270-852-3185.




Leadership Through Sailing (U.S. and British Virgin Islands) ~ LS3300

Dates: January 2015

Description: See these updates from students about a previous trip.

Contact: Dr. Ken Ayers, [email protected] or 270-852-3169




Study Abroad Programs

Study-abroad can be a life-changing experience! Kentucky Wesleyan students have recently traveled and studied in the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Greece, Rome,and England.

Programs are located all over the world. The Kentucky Institute for International Studies offers particularly good options for KWC students. The fee for many of their programs is low enough to be completely covered by your financial aid! The American Institute for Foreign Study also offers more well-known study abroad programs.


These programs are designed to develop students' cultural competency and improve their language skills as they prepare for today’s increasingly globalized and competitive society. In addition, students return home having formed lifelong friendships and gained crucial independence and self-confidence.

Other partnerships and affiliations between Kentucky Wesleyan College and select institutions around the world include:

Harlaxton College - Grantham, England
University of Nova Gorica - Slovenia (Environmental Science program)
Hong Kong Baptist University
Palacky University - Czech Republic.

Courses taken from these institutions will transfer successfully to KWC. In addition, many foreign institutions offer courses taught in English.



Study abroad can be affordable! Some partner/affiliate institutions provide remission or other tuition reduction options and your state and federal financial aid can follow you overseas. This will cover the fee for many programs! 


Additional financial aid is available through loans, grants and scholarships. Kentucky Wesleyan College also has a special grant program - the Mazzier-Heuser International Studies Fund - that can lower student costs for studying abroad.

KWC is committed to helping students study abroad, whether for a single semester, a summer or a full year. Programs exist that are suited to every discipline offered on campus and for students at various points in their academic career.

For more detailed information, please read our Program Descriptions. You can also e-mail the Coordinator, Study Abroad Program, Tamara Coy (270-852-3297) with any questions.


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