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UNIV 120 Introduction to Engaged Learning

UNIV 120 Introduction to Engaged Learning
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Academic Disciplines: 
All Majors
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year

This is a mock application for use by students in UNIV 120.  From this page, click the "Application" button, login with your KU online ID, and access the application site to view each of the required components of an application to study abroad.  Your UNIV 120 insturctors will be sent a report of all students who created a study abroad application by logging in to the system from this site.

Program Summary: 

In this course, you will explore your interests in several engaged learning opportunities offered on KU’s campus, including service learning, research, global opportunities, and internships, through self-exploration and hands-on activities related to each experience. You will be able to identify the opportunity/opportunities in which you are most interested and create the materials needed to pursue that experience with the support of your instructor. By the end of the course, you will have a plan outlined to pursue the engaged learning opportunity/opportunities of your choice. You will also have completed at least one requirement related to fulfilling an experiential learning certificate. 2 credit hours.


Study Abroad & Global Engagement offers programs in more than 50 countries around the world, with instruction in 20+ languages!  The program you choose for your international experience is based on many factors, including academics; location; financial aid and scholarships; desired level of support; your identify, and much more!  Use the resources provided by Study Abroad & Global Engagement staff to discover which program fits your academic, professional and personal goals. See http://studyabroad.ku.edu/programselection for more advice on selecting a program.

Academic Information: 

Study Abroad & Global Engagement offers programs for every KU undergraduate degree.  You can find major-specific guidance at http://studyabroad.ku.edu/major.  Students studying abroad for the semester will complete 12-15 credit hours, while students participating in a summer program will typically complete 3-9 credit hours.   

Course Equivalencies: 

Please refer to the course database for specific course offerings. http://studyabroad.ku.edu/course-equivalencies 


Students can apply to live in furnished, on-campus accommodations or off campus apartments. Homestays are also available for a highly immersive experience. 

Life Abroad: 

Living abroad is full of new and deeply gratifying experiences that are different for every participant.  Use the resources provided by Study Abroad & Global Engagement or talk with a Peer Adviser or Program Coordinator to discover what life will be like in the program and location you have chosen.


Minimum 2.5 GPA and one semester of attendance at KU. 

Further Reading: 

You can learn more about the healthy, safety and security environment of the country in which you will be studying from the U.S. Department of State.  Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/ and search for your country of interest for more information.


Summer 2021 programs now accepting applications !

Drop-In Advising:  Beginning, February 1, drop-in advising with SAGE peer advisors is available daily, Monday – Friday, from 12:00 – 5:00pm for the duration of the Spring semester.  Drop-in advising is the best option for students new to KU or exploring study abroad for the first time, or for students who have general questions on program selection, application, post-acceptance paperwork, etc. To join a Drop-In advising session, Join via Zoom Video Call

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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
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