Program Development


Study Abroad & Global Engagement (SAGE) offers a broad range of reciprocal student exchange, direct enrollment, faculty-led, internship and research programs for KU students.  These programs are derived from formal agreements with international and domestic partners, programmatic relationships, and faculty contacts (for research programs).

Some of the greatest advantages of KU-sponsored programs are quality assurance and being able to leverage institutional knowledge and relationships for the benefit of KU departments and students.  A diverse array of program types provides opportunities for the greatest number of KU students to have an experiential educational opportunity abroad.

Students abroad on a faculty-led program in Berlin.
Students abroad on a faculty-led program in Berlin.

Academic Departments and Faculty

Academic departments and individual faculty play a vital role in the development and success of KU-sponsored study abroad programs.   As all programs are academic in nature, new program development stems from an identified need, collaborative opportunity, or creative initiative brought forward by individual faculty or their academic units. 

New program development is a highly collaborative effort between the faculty member, his/her academic department and Study Abroad & Global Engagement. Study Abroad & Global Engagement staff look forward to assisting faculty and academic departments in the development of international educational opportunities for their students.