Getting Started

Studying abroad can be an intimidating process, but Study Abroad & Global Engagement is here to help. 

First Step

To get started, please stop by the Study Abroad Info Center in Lippincott Hall Room 105. Lippincott Hall is located at 1410 Jayhawk Boulevard. The Info Center is open during the semester Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more information on what services we are offering, please visit our connect with us page.

What's Next?

After you've found a program that is right for you, we encourage you to meet with a study abroad program coordinator. You should also meet with your academic advisor to discuss your plans to study abroad.

Application Deadlines

All students will apply through the online application system. For most summer, fall, and academic year programs, the application is due on March 1. For spring semester, winter break, and spring break programs, most applications are due on October 1. The summer internship applications are due at the beginning of February.


1. How much does it cost to study abroad? Check out our cost comparison sheet to see how a semester in Lawrence compares to a semester abroad, or use our budgeting worksheet to estimate your study abroad cost.

2. Choosing a program can be challenging. Here are some questions to help you find a program that's right for you.

3. Study Abroad & Global Engagement offers financial advising for all students. To meet with a study abroad financial advisor, please call our office at 785-864-3742 to make an appointment.

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Credit Approval Process




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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