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Welcome Exchange Students

Welcome Exchange Students

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..

Check out this video to hear about the top 10 things about KU & Lawrence!


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.

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Summer 2022 programs now accepting applications !

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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