Study Abroad & Global Engagement welcomes you to the University of Kansas (KU) and the city of Lawrence. Study Abroad & Global Engagement works with incoming exchange students studying at KU for a semester or year from our Exchange Partner Universities. We are here to help you meet your academic goals, get settled in your new home in Lawrence, and support you throughout your time at KU.
About the University of Kansas
- KU serves as a major comprehensive research and teaching institution as well as a center for learning, scholarship and creative endeavor. KU has 28,500 students including just over 2,000 international students.
- Founded in 1864, the main KU campus consists of 950 acres atop historic Mount Oread in Lawrence, Kansas.
- The university earns excellent ratings in the top college guides. For more than a decade, the Fiske Guide to Colleges has awarded KU four‐star ratings in all categories – academics, quality of living, and social life. KU is famous for the natural beauty of its campus, the high quality of its academic programs, reasonable cost, and diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.