Thinking about studying abroad? 


Our Study Abroad Peer Advisors are here to help you find the right program.

Please visit our connect with us page here to learn more about your study abroad options and what services our office is offering during this time.

Study Abroad Information Center

We know there is a lot to take into consideration when you are planning what study abroad program(s) will be the best fit for you. Study Abroad & Global Engagement offers 150+ programs in more than 70 countries with opportunities for every major. 

With so many options available to students at KU, we understand it can be hard to identify the best place to start planning. We recommend coming by our drop-in advising Info Center and meeting with one of our student peer advisors. Each of our student staff members has studied abroad and they are eager to share their experiences with you. 

Study Abroad Info Center

Lippincott 105 | Monday- Friday | 9 am - 5 pm

Our team is trained to help prospective students navigate the application process and help you answer some of the key questions to identify the program(s) that meet your cultural and academic objectives. Below are some things to take into consideration when selecting a program.

  • What types of credits do I need to take abroad and where have those courses been taught in the past? Has my academic advisor recommended a particular term for me to go abroad?
  • Am I interested in studying in a location where I can enhance my language skills, or am I looking for locations offering courses taught in English?
  • How much will cost factor into my decision to study abroad? Are there region or major specific funding opportunities available in the locations I am interested in?
  • How will my identity abroad be perceived in my host country and what information do I need to know before I depart to feel comfortable in my new environment?
  • How long do I feel comfortable going abroad for? Do I see myself studying abroad during winter break or spring break? Would I consider going abroad for the summer, semester, or even a full academic year? 
  • What am I hoping to experience outside of the classroom during my time abroad and how may the location where I study abroad influence this?
     

Visit us to learn more information about all of the opportunities available to you! No appointment or knowledge of study abroad is required to come by and talk to us about your options.

 


 

 


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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
18th in the nation among public universities for undergraduate participation in study abroad — Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
28.1% of KU undergraduate students study abroad 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 160 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
Study Abroad & Global Engagement 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
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times