KU International Affairs

Returning to KU

We hope you have a great experience on your study abroad program and the Office of Study Abroad would love to have your continued support upon your return. There are a number of ways you can support the Office of Study Abroad:

1. Complete the Study Abroad Evaluation

The Study Abroad program evaluation will be a questionnaire on your online study abroad application. Once your program has completed, we would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to log on to your JayhawksAbroad Account and complete the online program evaluation. Candid responses from program alumni are essential for us to review existing programs and develop new study abroad opportunities.  Student evaluations are also very helpful in advising future students interested in these programs.

2. Share Your Experience

There are a number of opportunities to share your experience with students who are interested in study abroad. If you would like to participate in any of the following ways, simply contact our office at studyabroad@ku.edu and let us know.

  • Be a returnee contact! Log on to your JayhawksAbroad online account and click the "Manage your Alumni Information" link (Please note: this link will not be available until 7 days after your program end date).  In the "Manage your Alumni Information" section, you will be able to choose to be a contact for prospective students to the program.  If you choose to be a contact, students will be able to contact you via email.

  • Volunteer at our Study Abroad Fair or Study Abroad Orientation. This is a great way to share your wisdom with students about your program.

  • Become a Jayhawk Exchange Friend. To learn more about the program, read our Jayhawk Exchange Friend Information (pdf).  To become involved contact the Office of Study Abroad Exchange Student Coordinator at osaexchange@ku.edu.

Additional Resources

LIFE After Study Abroad - Great resource about what happens after you study abroad (how to deal with reverse culture shock, how to go abroad again, how to build your resume, etc.).

StudentsAbroad.com Re-Entry Information Handbook

KU University Career Center - KU resources on how to build your resume and incorporate your study abroad experiences in job applications, helpful job search and interview strategies.

KU Business Career Services Center

KU Engineering Career Center

KU Journalism Career Center

KU Music Career Center


Study Abroad Information Center
To learn more about your study abroad options, we encourage you to visit the Study Abroad Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The Study Abroad Info Center offers walk-in advising for current and prospective students. Drop by to learn more about program options, make an appointment with a study abroad program coordinator, get information on scholarships and financial aid, and talk to returned study abroad students. We also encourage you to explore the resources available on our website to learn more about the application process, KU Core Approved programs, and the cost of study abroad. 

Study Abroad Information Center
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Hours: Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Contact: studyabroad@ku.edu

Study Abroad Financial Advising
KU Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall) while classes are in session. The financial advisor will be happy to take any questions and can offer individual advising at the end of sessions for specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the weekly Info Sessions due to scheduling conflicts, we also offer appointments for financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.


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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
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
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