KU International Affairs

Useful Links


U.S. Postal Service: International shipping rules, regulations, and rates
Cellhire: International cell phone rental
GoAbroad.com ekit: International phonecards
Piccell: Global wireless devices
Planetfone: Rent or lease an international cell phone
Telestial: Prepaid wireless phones
World Roam: International cell phone rental
ZapTel: Prepaid domestic and international calling cards

Consulates and Embassies

U.S. Department of State: Links to United States Embassies and Consulates Worldwide

Diversity in Study Abroad

Information for underrepresented groups, such as women, students of color, students with disabilities, and LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered) students


Useful information for travellers
World Electric Guide 

Health and Safety

Bureau of Consular Affairs: Background, entry requirements, passport and visa information, immunizations, medical information, State Department Travel Warnings, as well as conditions abroad that may affect your safety and security
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Find information on required and recommended vaccination for countries, as well as other important information pertaining to health issues while traveling
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program: U.S. State Department's free travel Registration program to help individuals keep up to date on the latest travel notices and information.


Mapquest: Maps of various cities around the world

Money Matters

The Universal Currency Converter
American Express ATM locator
Discover ATM locator
MasterCard ATM locator
Visa ATM locator


U.S. Department of State: Passport Services Office
University of Kansas International Programs Passport Acceptance Center

Rail Travel

European Railpass
Railfaneurope.net: Information about the European Railways


Hostels.com: Guide to international hosteling
Hostelling International
Student Travel Association
Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
Travelocity: Online travel planning

Travel Guides

Let's Go
Lonely Planet
Rough Guide


Study Abroad Information Center
To learn more about your study abroad options, we encourage you to visit the Study Abroad Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall). The Study Abroad Info Center offers walk-in advising for current and prospective students. Drop by to learn more about program options, make an appointment with a study abroad program coordinator, get information on scholarships and financial aid, and talk to returned study abroad students. We also encourage you to explore the resources available on our website to learn more about the application process, KU Core Approved programs, and the cost of study abroad. 

Study Abroad Information Center
Lippincott Hall, Room 105
1410 Jayhawk Boulevard
Hours: Monday - Friday. 9AM - 5 PM
Contact: studyabroad@ku.edu

Study Abroad Financial Advising
KU Study Abroad has weekly 'You Can Afford to Study Abroad' Financial Aid and Scholarship Info Sessions/Open Meetings on Wednesday afternoons at 4:00 pm and Thursday afternoons at 2:00 pm in the Info Center (105 Lippincott Hall) while classes are in session. The financial advisor will be happy to take any questions and can offer individual advising at the end of sessions for specific concerns. For those that cannot attend the weekly Info Sessions due to scheduling conflicts, we also offer appointments for 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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Jayhawks Abroad Blog

Study Abroad Events
IIE Generation Study Abroad Partner

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.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times