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Study Abroad in Your Major

Looking for study abroad options in your major?  The KU Office of Study Abroad (OSA) has been working closely with KU’s academic departments to fully integrate study abroad programs (to include international study, internship, research or service-learning) into the college experience and academic curricula for students in all degree programs. The end result of this work is a list of international programs and associated courses that have been evaluated by faculty in your department and that have been determined to have the best fit with your academic curriculum, thus keeping you on track for graduation.

Majors that have been through the review process with faculty are listed below, along with major-specific resources to help you plan for your study abroad experience.  These resources include lists of vetted programs, timing recommendations, and sample graduation plans that include a term abroad.  If you don’t see your major listed below, please visit the Office of Study Abroad Info Center in 105 Lippincott Hall to discuss program options with one of our advisors. 

More majors are coming soon, so please check back often to see if your major has been added!

Architecture, Design and Planning


Advising Guide

Graduation Plan

*Currently under revision.  Please see your department for details.



Business Administration


Information Systems

Management and Leadership


Supply Chain Management

Business Analytics - Coming Soon


Foreign Language Education - French

Foreign Language Education - German

Foreign Language Education - Spanish

Secondary Education - English


Architectural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Advising Guide

Graduation Plan

Computer Science

Advising Guide

Graduation Plan

Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Communication Studies

Peace and Conflict Studies

Political Science




News and Information

Strategic Communication



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

You Can Afford to Study Abroad
Financial Aid and Scholarships for study abroad weekly Info Meetings in Room 203 Lippincott Hall

Tuesdays   9am - 10am
Wednesdays   3pm - 4pm

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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
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times