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KIIS - Mexico & The Caribbean
Merida, Mexico; San Juan, Puerto Rico (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: BSU applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 02/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission 05/18/2022 06/08/2022
NOTE: Save $100 off the KIIS program fee if you apply by the posted early-bird date

** Indicates rolling admission notification. Applicants will be notified of acceptance and be able to complete post-decision materials as admission decisions are made.
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Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish Program Type: Provider
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Language Courses Offered: Spanish
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Academic Subject:
African American Studies, Spanish
Program Description:
Program Description:

KIIS Mexico & the Caribbean is a three-week program based in Merida, Mexico, and in Puerto Rico. The program begins in Merida, an ideal location to experience a fusion of Mexican, Mayan, and European culture and to explore the wonders of the Yucatán. The region boasts Chichén Itzá, named as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Uxmal, a designation UNESCO World Heritage site; pristine beaches; and beautiful nature preserves. For the third week of the program, students travel to Puerto Rico, an unincorporated U.S. territory in the Caribbean. Puerto Rico has been profoundly affected by its relationship with the United States, experiencing both intimate and challenging periods of political relations. Puerto Rico is an exhilarating place, rich in history and culture, and this will be a phenomenal way to meaningfully encounter this country. Students will live with families for the duration of the program enhancing the socio-cultural understanding of the day-to-day life in Mexico and in Puerto Rico and experience social customs and cultural practices. Spanish is not required for this program.


All courses are are worth 3 credits. Students select 1 course. Course descriptions and syllabi are available for download from the KIIS website.

For information on how BSU study abroad transfer credit works for this program, visit the “Academic Credit” tab on the study abroad website. While it is not required, we strongly urge you to explore credit transfer approvals before financially committing to a program.

2022 Estimated Cost:
  • $3,525 KIIS Program Fee
  • $1,050 Round Trip Airfare (KIIS group flight required)
  • $350 BSU Study Abroad Fee
  • $110 BSU Technology Fee
For more details on the total cost of participation, including expenses not included in the program fee, download an estimated cost of attendance worksheet: Coming Soon

Scholarships & Savings
  • Complete your KIIS application by the early bird deadline to automatically save $100 off your KIIS program fee.
  • Remember to apply for KIIS scholarships by the posted deadlines
  • Complete the common application for Ball State Study Abroad Scholarships by the posted deadline for additional scholarship consideration
  • If you currently receive BSU scholarships and aid, print out a cost estimate sheet and meet with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to see if/how your award(s) apply to this program
Important Note on Payments

We have a special direct billing arrangement with KIIS. You will only pay KIIS the $250 program deposit to KIIS. All other payments will be made to the BSU bursar via the eBill system in May.

In the event that you drop out or are cancelled from a KIIS program, the KIIS withdrawal date will dictate the remaining amount you owe.  All withdrawals must be done in writing to  The cancellation policy and refund policies can be found on the KIIS website:

How do I apply? 

Step 1 – Click on "Apply Now" on this page
Step 2 – Begin the online application through BSU
Step 3 – As a part of the BSU application you will complete the KIIS program application found on their website
Step 4 – Finish both the BSU and KIIS applications by the posted BSU deadline.


For questions please email: 

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