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Mapping Study Abroad to the Major Workshop Luncheon - RSVP

The Mapping Study Abroad to the Major Workshop Luncheon has concluded.  For more information about the Mapping Study Abroad to the Major Initiative, contact Alexis McKinley Jones at amjones@ku.edu.  You can access handouts from the presentation here.

Workshop topics will include:

  • The internationalization of the KU campus
  • Data on current KU study abroad participation rates, target participation rates, and how those compare with peer institutions
  • Benefits to study abroad as well as the real and perceived obstacles to study abroad
  • An overview of the Mapping Study Abroad to the Major initiative and how it connects with our strategic plan Bold Aspirations
  • The specifics of the project implementation at KU: timeline, steps involved, development of major-specific study abroad materials
  • Specific examples of mapping work currently being done in several KU departments
  •  Access handouts from the presentation

Schedule of Events

12:00 PM   Attendees arrive, mingle and get lunch
12:20 PM   Welcome by Senior Vice Provost Rosen
12:35 PM   Remarks by Charlie Bankart, Assistant Vice Provost, Office of International Programs
12:45 PM   Mapping Study Abroad to the Major Overview: Angela Perryman, Director of Study Abroad, and Alexis McKinley Jones, Associate Director for Curriculum Integration
1:10 PM   Guest speaker #1: Marike Janzen, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Coordinator for the Peace & Conflict Studies Program
1:20 PM   Guest speaker #2: John Hedeman, Director for Student International Experiences, Center for Global Business Studies
1:30 PM   Guest speaker #3: Dave Petr, Associate Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
1:40 PM   Questions and wrap-up

Registration for the Workshop is now closed.  If you have any questions, contact Alexis McKinley Jones at amjones@ku.edu.



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9th among public universities in the country for high quality, low cost study abroad programs — U.S. News & World Report
Longest-running exchange program in Western Hemisphere (begun in 1958) between KU and University of Costa Rica
17th in the nation among public universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad — Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
1,357 KU students participated in international study, internship, and research programs in 2011-12
Nearly 25 percent of KU undergraduate students participate in a study abroad program prior to graduation
KU students who study abroad graduate in four years at twice the rate of students who do not study abroad
More than 130 study abroad programs in 75 countries, with instruction in all disciplines and 20+ languages
Students can study abroad for an academic year, semester, summer, spring break, or winter break
Programs include international study, internships, service, and research opportunities
Students participating in semester, academic year, and select summer programs fulfill Goal 4.2 of the KU Core curriculum
Students can fulfill major, minor, certificate, elective, and KU Core curriculum requirements abroad
Programs are available for students in every major at KU
Financial aid is applicable to study abroad programs, and most KU scholarships and grants can be applied to study abroad
The Office of Study Abroad and many academic departments offer scholarships to qualified KU students
By studying abroad, students gain a global perspective on the world and strengthen their career opportunities
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