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Student Initiated Programs in the United Kingdom and Ireland

Student Initiated Programs in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Study Abroad in the United Kingdom or Ireland through an approved and accredited non-KU study abroad program.
Location: 
United Kingdom, Ireland
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Summer
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Program Type: 
Student-Initiated Program
Program Summary: 

Student-Initiated Programs (SIPs) allow KU students to earn resident KU credit for study abroad programs sponsored by other accredited U.S. universities and colleges. The SIP category also applies to degree-seeking KU students who opt to enroll directly in foreign institutions accredited by the Ministry of Education of the host country for a summer, semester, or academic year. 

Students participating in a SIP remain enrolled at KU during the study abroad program and receive KU resident credit and grades for the coursework that they complete abroad. Continuous KU enrollment allows for access to state and federal financial aid as well as deferment of loan repayments. In addition, students on a SIP receive academic, cultural and safety information at the mandatory Office of Study Abroad (OSA) orientation and have contact (including 24-hour emergency assistance) with the OSA while abroad. Students also receive emergency medical evacuation and repatriation coverage for the study period.

Program selection

Students must schedule an appointment to meet with an OSA program coordinator before beginning the KU application process. The program coordinator will help the student determine if the non-KU program meets University of Kansas* and SIP guidelines. The program coordinator will also explain the application process in greater detail and provide the student with OSA SIP application directions.

*Note: Due to concerns for student and faculty safety, the University of Kansas does not sponsor study abroad at locations where a U.S. State Department Travel Warning has been issued. See http://travel.state.gov for a list of countries currently under a Travel Warning.

Below are just a few of the many programs that KU students might want to consider first, as these are programs which KU students have used in the past. Countries and programs may change from this list, which is not updated regularly, so please refer to the host program information for details and confirmation. The KU Office of Study Abroad does not endorse any particular program provider.

United Kingdom and Ireland

Application

It is entirely the student's responsibility to monitor deadlines and application procedures for the non-KU program.  In addition, students must complete the KU Office of Study Abroad SIP application and scholarship application (if applicable) by the deadlines listed below, regardless of the non-KU program deadlines.

Deadline for Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring Semester programs: October 1

Deadline for Fall, Academic Year, or Summer programs: March 1

As with many other study abroad options, students must meet with departmental faculty advisors and their academic advisor in their major during the application process in order to complete an Academic Plan. Through this process they will be able to determine what equivalent KU credit they will receive for their study abroad courses.

Upon acceptance to the non-KU program, students must submit a copy of the letter of acceptance from the host institution to the OSA.

Orientation

All students who participate in SIPs are required to take part in the KU OSA pre-departure orientation even if there is an on-site orientation arranged by the non-KU program. The OSA orientation provides important academic, cultural, and safety information to all study abroad participants.

Credit-Posting

Students are required to maintain full-time student status (12 hours/semester) while abroad and post all courses to their KU transcript.  All courses must be approved prior to departure, while abroad, or upon return by the relevant academic department. They will be posted to the KU transcript as they appear on the student’s Academic Plan & Approval Form or Credit Worksheet with the accompanying grades earned.  Grades will be calculated into the student's KU GPA.

A signed and sealed official transcript (or equivalent document) must be provided to KU the Office of Study Abroad (OSA). The transcript may be forwarded directly to the OSA Program Coordinator or the student can hand-deliver a sealed copy.  Participants in Student-Initiated Programs (SIPs) will want to check with their provider or host institution to find out if their transcript will be sent automatically or if they must obtain one directly. 

Failing to complete the grade posting process will prevent graduation from KU and may have other implications such as immediate forfeiture of all financial aid, including return of scholarships and repayment of loans.

Fees

The Office of Study Abroad SIP fee includes the OSA administrative fee, KU enrollment, OSA pre-departure orientation, 24-hour emergency contact services, and emergency medical evacuation and repatriation services. 

Currently, the KU tuition and program fee for participation in a Student-Initiated Program is as follows:

  • Summer/Short-Term: $580
  • Semester: $1,050
  • Academic Year: $1,330

The SIP fee is in addition to any tuition, fees or other expenses related to the non-KU program. The SIP fee will be billed on your KU account once you commit to the program.

All other program related expenses (non-KU program provider fees and/or host institution tuition, room and board etc) are the responsibility of the student and will not be billed on your KU account. Students must make arrangements to pay these fees directly.

Eligibility: 

Undergraduate or graduate students may participate in a SIP as long as they meet the minimum 2.50 GPA requirement and are in good academic standing at KU.  As with other programs, students must complete at least one academic term at KU prior to participating in study abroad.  In all cases, the student must meet the sponsoring institution's eligibility requirements and must be accepted to the program by the sponsoring institution.

 

Further Reading: 

Students searching for a study abroad program are encouraged to meet with a Peer Advisor in the OSA Info Center, located in 105 Lippincott. No appointment is necessary. Students who decide to do a SIP are responsible for researching their options, finding an appropriate program, and meeting with a program coordinator to discuss the program.

The following websites are useful tools for researching non-KU programs:

Brochures for a number of non-KU programs are available in the OSA Info Center.  

Add Course: 
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ACC20020
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Introduction to Management
BMGT10060
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Inside Organisations
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Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2020
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Sustainable Business
BMGT20090
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Global Operations and SCM
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2020
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Human Resource Management
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
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3
University College Dublin - Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Business
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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University College Dublin - Global Marketing
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Marketing Communications
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
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3
University College Dublin - Irish Business History
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The School of Business has determined there is no BUS equivalent.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
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University College Dublin - Entrepreneurial Management
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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University College Dublin - Business Analytics Finance
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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University College Dublin - Summer Internship Module
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Business Analytics Finance
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2021
Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Green Venture Finance
FIN 30220
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2021
Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - International Finance
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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3
University College Dublin - Global Business
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
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University College Dublin - Ireland's IBUS Environment
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Cross Cultural Management
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
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University College Dublin - Family Business
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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University College Dublin - Leadership and Change Mgmt
BGMT 30100
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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University College Dublin - Digital Marketing
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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3
University College Dublin - Marketing Negotiations
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Course Prefix: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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NA
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
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University College Dublin - People at Work
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Language of Instruction: 
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Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
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University College Dublin - Project Management
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Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
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Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Decision Analytics
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
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Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - ICT for Strategic Decision Making
MIS 30150
The School of Business has determined there is no BUS equivalent.
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
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Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
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KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Reading the story of Ireland: Irish Literature in English
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Course Prefix: 
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
KU Credit Hours: 
3
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ENG20440
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
University College Dublin - Seamus Heaney and Modern Irish Poetry
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Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

Announcements

Deadlines extended for selected Winter Break, Spring Break, and Spring semester-long study abroad programs! See below for full list of programs: 

Programs with Extended Deadlines (PDF)

 

Study Abroad Financial Advising
The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad 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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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
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