Jayhawks Abroad Newsletter

The Jayhawks Abroad is a biannual publication produced by the Office of Study Abroad containing testimonials written by returning students.


Jayhawks Abroad: Call for Submissions

What is it?

A publication written by study abroad returnees.

Who writes it?

Study abroad returnees from any program, including alumni

What can I submit?

For Written Content:
  • A restaurant, hotel, or hostel review
  • Lists (Top 10 sites, Top 10 foods to try, Packing lists, “To Do” Lists)
  • Blog posts (or links to a blog)
  • A selection of your favorite tweets from your time abroad
  • Recipes
  • Short essays and articles about your time abroad*
  • Poems
  • Jokes
  • Stories
  • Recommended destinations
  • Living Like a Local
  • Campuses & Classrooms
  • Food
  • Local Landmarks
  • Grocery Stores, Markets, Shopping Streets
  • Friends Abroad
  • Travels & Explorations
  • You Abroad

Please email your submissions to melodystratton@ku.edu.

*Suggested essay/article topics: Expectations vs. reality, arrival, departure, learning a language, travels, people you met, how to make friends, favorite memories, how a new word or phrase represents your time abroad, what you would do differently, school projects, professors, facing adversity, or anything else you want to share.

Past Jayhawks Abroad

Fall 2015

Fall 2015: Back to School

Spring 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2013 (pdf)

Spring 2013 (pdf)

Fall 2012 (pdf)

Spring 2012 (pdf)

Fall 2011 (pdf)

Spring 2011 (pdf)

Fall 2010 (pdf)


Deadlines Extended for Summer, Fall and Academic Year Programs.

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Study Abroad Financial Advising

The Office of Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm and Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm in room 203 Lippincott Hall.  For those that can not attend the weekly Info Sessions, we also offer individualized study abroad financial planning as well as financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.

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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
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
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times