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Giving to KU Study Abroad

Through the generous support of our alumni and friends, KU International Affairs, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of the Provost, 180 KU students received scholarships for their experiences abroad in 2018

Financial concerns are often the primary obstacle for students interested in studying abroad, and the number of students applying for scholarships increases each year. 

Your gifts help students practice Spanish in Costa Rica, learn new design principles in India, build relationships with host families in France, study business practices in Hong Kong, and gain valuable work experience during an internship in Sydney.  We greatly appreciate your financial assistance.

If you are interested in assisting us in this goal by making a donation to our scholarship fund, please feel free to send a check payable to the KU Endowment Association and mail to:

KU Endowment Association
c/o Study Abroad
Lippincott Hall
1410 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 108
Lawrence, KS 66045-7537

You may also make a donation by visiting the KU Endowment Association.


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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.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times