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The Jayhawk Planet is the Official Newsletter for the University of Kansas Study Abroad Alumni and Friends. This annual publication provides Alumni and Friends with current office updates and information about new programs.  All current and previous newsletters can be accessed below.  If you would like to be on the mailing list for this newsletter, please contact our office at studyabroad@ku.edu.

The 2013-2014 newsletter highlights a number of new initiatives in the KU Office of Study Abroad. Beginning in the fall 2013 semester, KU launched a new curriculum plan called the KU Core. The OSA is proud to now offer a variety of KU Core-approved study abroad programs. We are also pleased to announce that the Office of International Programs and the Office of the Provost are further supporting study abroad with additional funding for scholarships and curriculum integration. Finally, we want to thank all of our donors for the gifts they have made towards KU Study Abroad programs and scholarships this year. We are grateful for your contributions and look forward to your continued support in the coming year.

Past Issues

Jayhawk Planet Fall 2014

Jayhawk Planet Fall 2013

Jayhawk Planet Fall 2012 (pdf)

Jayhawk Planet Fall 2011 (pdf)

Jayhawk Planet Spring 2011 (pdf)

Jayhawk Planet Fall 2010 (pdf)


Announcements

Summer & Fall Program Deadlines Extended for some programs.
See list of programs for more information.

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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
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