Veterans

Many veterans are able to use their benefits to help fund their study abroad experience.  If you are interested in using your VA benefits to assist in payment of a study abroad program, you must plan ahead.  You will need to work closely with the Office of Study Abroad and the KU Veterans Benefits Coordinator to find the program that fits the requirements of the VA and your study abroad goals.   In some instances the VA will only cover KU tuition costs and not other study abroad related fees.  Your KU Veterans Benefits Coordinator will be able to assist you in determining what, if any, the VA can cover. 

In general, three conditions must be met:

  • Students must be enrolled in courses that will apply to their degree program.
  • The courses at the "host" school in the foreign country must be approved.
  • VA cannot pay any fees specific to studying abroad unless the student is required to study abroad as part of their degree.

If you are a veteran or dependent of a veteran and you are interested in using your funding, please call 785-864-3742 and make an appointment with Michele Arellano - Associate Director Office of Study Abroad as soon as possible.

Resources

VA Benefits Information Sheet on Study Abroad

Post-9/11 GI Bill - Study abroad

KU Veterans Services


Announcements

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

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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.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times