Mission

The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) is one of five units comprising International Programs at KU.  The OSA is an academic support unit that develops and maintains international education programs for students and faculty.  The broad scope of overseas programs and institutional ties furthers the University’s mission and enhances its role as an international institution of education and research.

The Office of Study Abroad:

  • Works with faculty and academic units to develop and maintain high quality, credit-bearing education abroad programs;
  • Provides a comprehensive range of student services throughout the processes of recruitment, advising, program selection, application, enrollment, pre-departure orientation, completion of the overseas program, and the granting of academic credit;
  • Manages the University’s affiliations with selected foreign institutions and provides academic services to international students supported through exchange agreements;
  • Serves as a resource for the University, students, parents, alumni and partner institutions on study abroad programs, international political and social conditions, health and safety factors, and emergency management;
  • Assists students in financing overseas study through scholarships and financial aid; and
  • Promotes communications among study abroad alumni and the University.

 


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Financial Aid and Scholarships for study abroad weekly Info Meetings
 
Tuesdays   9am - 10am 
Wednesdays   3pm -4pm
 
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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.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times