Melody Stratton

Outreach & Communications Coordinator
Primary office:


Melody Stratton, Outreach and Alumni Communications Coordinator, holds a M.A. in International Education from the George Washington University, a Graduate Certificate in TESOL from Missouri State University, and a B.A. in English Literature, also from Missouri State. She advises on outbound ISEP programs, oversees all publications, manages the Study Abroad Info Center, supervises the peer advisors, and coordinates outreach events and marketing for the OSA.

Melody joined the OSA in July of 2013.  As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Denmark at Aalborg University through an ISEP Exchange.  She later spent one year teaching 5th grade in Pereira, Colombia.  Melody’s graduate research focused on marketing and rhetoric in the field of study abroad.  She previously worked in international education and alumni relations at Missouri State University and the George Washington University.


Study Abroad Information Center
Walk-in advising
Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard

Study Abroad Financial Advising
Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Session
Wednesday, 4:00 pm &
Thursday, 2:00 pm
105 Lippincott Hall


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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
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