KIN International Experience

In common with other departments in CASA, all undergraduate freshman students entering the Department of Kinesiology from fall 2016 onward (and subsequent transfer students with the same, or later, date catalogue rights) will be required to participate in an international learning experience prior to graduation.  The goal is to gain first-hand, cross-cultural and cross-national knowledge and insights into global political, social, cultural and economic factors of the home and destination country, which helps to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly globalized world. To satisfy this international requirement, students must study abroad for at least 9 days in an approved program outside the United States, and for which the student receives academic credit.  (Exemption from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts based on compelling individual life experiences or physical limitations. A relevant cross-cultural experience in the U.S. will be substituted). Specific details of the many ways in which this requirement may be fulfilled, and possible financial assistance (scholarships and financial aid) can be found on the college website at


For more information on the many different ways in which this requirement can be met, please contact the KIN International Experience Coordinator, Dr. Shirley Reekie, at