Your journey starts here! The KU Office of Study Abroad offers study abroad programs for students in every part of the world and in a wide variety of majors.
Many students know that they want to study abroad but are not quite sure when , where, what or how to study abroad. Below are some questions and ideas to help you define your goals and narrow down what study abroad program(s) will work best for you. The questions and ideas below are just a starting point, we recommend you also read through our Advising Handbook. The Advising Handbook will be your guide for selecting a program, planning your academic experience abroad, financing your study abroad experience and more.
- Why do I want to study abroad?
- How long do I want to study abroad - a semester, year, summer, winter break or spring break?
- Do I want to study a language? What level of proficiency do I want to gain while abroad?
- What kind of course requirements do I want/need to fulfill while abroad?
- Do I want to go with a faculty member from KU or do I want to work with faculty from the host University?
- Do I want to go abroad with many other KU students or do I want to go with only a few other KU students?
- Do I want to study at a University or do I want to consider an internship opportunity abroad?
- How will study abroad help me achieve my goals at KU, in my future career, and in my life?
Once you have considered the above questions, you will be better prepared to begin your program search. You can search for programs by academic term, country, region, academic discipline as well as many other criteria. To begin your search, click here.
Were you unable to find a KU program that fits with your academic discipline or in a country you really want to study abroad in? Not to worry! There are hundreds of study abroad programs that are run by other U.S. Universities or Study Abroad Program Providers. As a KU student your options are endless! You can go through the KU Office of Study Abroad on a Student Initiated Program which allows you to study abroad through another U.S. University, a Study Abroad Program Provider or directly enroll in an International University and still receive KU resident credit for your program. To search for Student Initiated Programs, visit the OSA Resource Library in 105 Lippincott Hall or review this list of our Student Initiated Program options.