Study Abroad in YOUR MAJOR

Looking for study abroad options in your major or exploratory pathway?

  • KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement works closely with KU’s academic departments to identify and evaluate study abroad options and courses so that you will know how a recommended program fits with the degree requirements of your major.
  • Below are some major-specific resources to help you plan for your study abroad experience.  These resources include links to recommended programs, timing and course recommendations, and sample graduation plans that include a term abroad.
  • If you are still deciding on a major, check out our advising guides for exploratory pathways.
  • For questions and/or to learn more about any of the programs included below, please visit the Study Abroad & Global Engagement Info Center in 105 Lippincott Hall to meet with one of our peer advisors.

This information is continually updated, so please check back often for new program recommendations!

School of Architecture & Design

*Click on your major to see the study abroad advising guide.


Interior Architecture


Illustration & Animation
Industrial Design
Photo Media
Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design)

School of the Arts

*Click on your major to see the study abroad advising guide.

Film & Media Studies
Visual Art
Visual Art Education

Health Professions

*Click on your major to see the study abroad advising guide.

Pre-Health Professions & Pre-Medicine

School of Journalism

*Click on your major to see the study abroad advising guide.

News and Information
Strategic Communication

School of Music

*Click on your major to see the study abroad advising guide.

Music Education
Music Theory & Composition
Music Therapy

School of Social Welfare

*Click on your major to see the study abroad advising guide.

Social Work


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