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In order to best protect the health of our campus community, our physical office will be open for very limited hours and services (see below).  However, Study Abroad & Global Engagement (SAGE) staff are available to answer your questions, support your program application, guide your financial planning, and help your plans for the future move forward!

Virtual Advising Appointments: Study Abroad program managers and financial aid advisors are available for individual advising appointments during the hours of 8am – 5pm, Monday –Friday. Students who know the SAGE staff member with whom they would like to meet can book an online advising appointment here. If you’re unsure who would be the right individual to connect with, call the main office at 785-864-3742 and a SAGE staff member can assist you in scheduling a virtual advising appointment. Starting December 1, SAGE will be offering information session each Tuesday and Wednesday at noon (no sessions will be held during the weeks of December 21st & 28th). The sessions will cover a variety of topics to help you plan for study abroad and other international experiences. Topics will include Study Abroad 101, Virtual Study Abroad & Global Internships, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Making Study Abroad More Affordable, the Global Awareness Program, Applying for a Passport & Visa, and more! These sessions are appropriate for any KU student, including those who have never before considered studying abroad. Visit our Winter Break info session webpage for the full schedule and to register for a session.


Phone Appointments: Phone advising is available during the hours of 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. To schedule a phone appointment with a SAGE program manager or financial aid advisor, call 785-864-3742 to speak with Study Abroad reception. 


Walk-In Services: Services available through our physical office include: assistance in scheduling an appointment with a study abroad program manager or financial aid advisor; drop-off location for SAGE documents; limited in-person notary services (students must call ahead to ensure a notary is present on the day/time that would like to come by); and assistance with issues that are urgent or require immediate support. Study Abroad staff are available to meet with students virtually or by phone until our physical office reopens in mid-January.


Study Abroad & Global Engagement 

108 Lippincott Hall 

Physical Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm 

Virtual office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am-5pm



Summer 2021 programs now accepting applications !

Drop-In Advising:  Beginning, February 1, drop-in advising with SAGE peer advisors is available daily, Monday – Friday, from 12:00 – 5:00pm for the duration of the Spring semester.  Drop-in advising is the best option for students new to KU or exploring study abroad for the first time, or for students who have general questions on program selection, application, post-acceptance paperwork, etc. To join a Drop-In advising session, Join via Zoom Video Call

Study Abroad Information & Advising
Our office is available to help you with your study abroad questions.  Book a virtual appointment. 

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Personalized financial aid & scholarship advising Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM,
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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
Study Abroad & Global Engagement 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