Withdrawal Information

If you choose to withdraw from the program to which you have been accepted, please contact the Office of Study Abroad (OSA) immediately for withdrawal instructions and paperwork, 785-864-3742 or studyabroad@ku.edu.

Withdrawal Policy

1.  The KU OSA must be notified in writing of a participant's withdrawal.  The withdrawal will be effective the date the written notification is received at the KU OSA.

2.  If, after accepting placement in the program (financial contract has been signed and submitted to KU OSA), a participant withdraws from the program s/he will be liable for $400 plus any non-recoverable expenses incurred on the participant's behalf.  In most cases very little, if any, of the program fee is recoverable after the balance of the program fee is due.

3. The participant is responsible for any and all costs arising out of his/her own voluntary or involuntary withdrawal from the program prior to its completion, including withdrawal caused by illness, failure to comply with mandatory conditions of participation, or disciplinary action by representatives of the University of Kansas.

4. Withdrawal may create immediate financial aid consequences or the need to repay financial aid and scholarships.




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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
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times