Student Outreach and Advising
Faculty, advisors, and KU other staff members can be highly influential as a student considers studying abroad as part of their overall curriculum path toward graduation. Faculty and staff play a vital role in encouraging students to study abroad and in helping them to prepare for the experience. Many students have never thought about study abroad or do not realize that they can fit an international program into their degree plans. Departmental advisors play a key role in promoting the idea of study abroad to KU students, as you often have regular, early contact with students in your disciplines.
What You Can Do:
- Encourage Freshmen to Start Thinking About & Planning for Study Abroad
By encouraging students to begin their study abroad planning early in their KU careers, students will have the most flexibility in program choice and timing and greater opportunities available to them.
- Mention Study Abroad in Your Classes or Request a Presentation by OSA Staff
Mention study abroad in your classes, during individual meetings with students and at extracurricular activities in which you're involved. If you’ve had a personal experience of studying, researching or teaching abroad, relate the many and varied benefits of this experience to your audience.
- Promote and Attend Study Abroad Events
There will be many study abroad events throughout the year, including Study Abroad Fairs, information sessions and tables, educational presentations for faculty and staff, etc. To stay up-to-date with what's happening in study abroad, check out our events calendar or become a fan on our KUStudyAbroad Facebook page.
- Stay In Touch With Us
Need additional information on Study Abroad? Have questions or comments to share? Stay in touch with the Office of Study Abroad by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone, 785-864-3742, or stop by for a visit in 108 Lippincott Hall. We’re happy to help.