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KEI offers affordable and major-specific programs in English.

What Makes Us Unique:
KEI offers major-specific programs in English. Our programs are distinguished by a wide selection of major-specific courses as well as general education and intensive foreign language options. Internships and community service are optional at most program locations. There is no foreign language requirement. All programs are conducted in English. KEI program participants are integrated with local students at the KEI partner university.
KEI programs are affordable. We are able to offer More high-quality programs at a lower cost because KEI does not advertise and the savings are passed on to students. students from KEI-affiliated universities, such as yours, receive an automatic $1000 Affiliate Grant for any semester, trimester, and quarter program offered during the academic year.
KEI offers personalized service that treats students as individuals. KEI takes the time to learn about your needs and interests, and assists you in finding the best programs, courses and internships for you. We welcome students of all races, ethnic backgrounds, and financial means. More than 30% of our participants are African-American and Hispanic; more than 60% identify as first-generation; and, more than 95% use financial aid to pay for their education. Majority of our students have never traveled abroad, and many have never traveled on an airplane.

What’s Included in Our Programs:
KEI programs include tuition and fees at the university abroad, internship placement for qualified students, housing, comprehensive medical and travel insurance, extensive cultural field trips, local activities, access to campus facilities, official program transcript, pre-departure advising and guides, in-country support, airport welcome and transfer, onsite orientation, 24/7 emergency assistance, and use of KEI-provided mobile telephone with a local number. Some programs also include a meal More plan.

More About Us:

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KEI was founded in 1997 on the belief that education abroad should be attainable for all students regardless of their financial means, academic focus, professional interests, and foreign language proficiency. Our core values of access to education, global participation, and cultural understanding are integral to all KEI programs.

ACCESS TO EDUCATION

Affordable Programs
We strongly believe that finances should not be a deterrent to education abroad. KEI offers affordable, comprehensive, quality programs. KEI is able to offer affordable programs because we do not advertise and we pass the savings on to students. Students from KEI-affiliated colleges and universities are awarded an automatic $1000 Affiliate Grant for any semester, trimester, and academic year program. Scholarships, grants, and payment plans are also available. Students from state universities and small liberal arts colleges account for 80% of our participants.

Personalized Support
Students come first! We take the time to get to know students as individuals, including their academic and personal interests. Small program sizes allow us to offer personalized advising and support before, during, and after the program.

Diversity
We welcome students from diverse backgrounds, which reflect the ethnic and cultural complexity of our world. To this end, KEI partners with many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and other minority-serving institutions. More than 30% of our participants are African-American and Hispanic-American.

GLOBAL PARTICIPATION

Major-Specific Courses
We don’t just say it – we do it. KEI offers more courses in more academic disciplines than any other study abroad organization. Major-specific courses are complemented with general education, regional studies, and foreign languages.

Experiential Learning
KEI offers internships, research, and community service at most program locations. Internships and research have a minimum commitment of 120 to 240 hours, awarded 3 to 6 credits, and organized with companies, not-for-profits, medical clinics, and host university faculty. Community service
is not for credit, but offers a flexible volunteer schedule.

No Language Barrier
Knowledge of a foreign language is not required to participate in a KEI program. Courses are taught in English. Some programs offer additional courses taught in the host language. Internships, research, and service can be arranged in English or the language of the host country.

CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

Regional Studies & Excursions
KEI facilitates cultural awareness and understanding through a regional studies course that combines classroom
instruction with out-of-class activities and field trips to culturally and historically significant sites. Excursions are an integral component of the KEI program.

Foreign Language
Studying a foreign language is one of the best ways to learn about a culture. KEI offers intensive courses in critical languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Japanese, Russian, Mandarin, and Swahili as well as modern languages such as Spanish and French. Students can earn 3 to 12 language credits per term, depending on their interests, academic needs, and availability.

Integration with Local Students
KEI integrates program participants with students from the host university in courses, internships, and housing (when possible). That means more interaction with local students and the community, better language acquisition, and enhanced cultural awareness.

Program Partner Info

TERMS:
Semester – Spring, Short Term – Summer, Semester – Fall, Year Long


LOCATIONS:
Australia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Peru, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom


COURSES:
Business, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Political Science, Accounting, Advertising, African-American Studies, African Studies, Animal Science, Anthropology, Architecture, Asian American More Studies, Asian Studies, Australian Studies, Aviation, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Communications, Computer Science, Conflict Studies, Conservation and Preservation, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Dentistry, Design, Digital Media, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Ecology, Education, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Finance, Food Science and Nutrition, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Global Studies, Graduate Studies, Graphic Design, Healthcare, Health Sciences, Hispanic Studies, Hospitality, Humanities, Human Rights, Indigenous Cultures, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Kinesiology, Landscape Architecture, Language Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, Liberal Arts, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Biology, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Relations, Medicine, Meteorology, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Oceanography, Pacific Studies, Peace Studies, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Photography, Physical Therapy, Physics, Pre-Med, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Relations, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Sports, Sports Science, Startups, Statistics, Sustainable Development, Technology, Theater, Theology, Tourism, U.S. Studies, Veterinary, Visual Arts, Web Design, Wildlife Sciences, Women’s Studies


INTERNSHIPS:
Business, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, Political Science, Accounting, Advertising, African Studies, Animal Science, Anthropology, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Arts, Asian Studies, More Australian Studies, Aviation, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Communications, Computer Science, Conflict Studies, Conservation and Preservation, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Dance, Dentistry, Design, Digital Media, Earth Sciences, East Asian Studies, Ecology, Education, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Film, Finance, Food Science and Nutrition, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Graduate Studies, Graphic Design, Healthcare, Health Sciences, Hispanic Studies, Hospitality, Humanities, Human Rights, Indigenous Cultures, Information Technology, Interior Design, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Kinesiology, Landscape Architecture, Language Studies, Latin American Studies, Law, Library Sciences, Life Sciences, Linguistics, Literature, Marine Biology, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Relations, Medieval Studies, Meteorology, Middle Eastern Studies, Museum Studies, Music, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Oceanography, Peace Studies, Performing Arts, Photography, Physical Therapy, Physics, Pre-Med