David Wiley

Program Coordinator - Netherlands, Scandinavia, Ireland and United Kingdom
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David Wiley, Program Coordinator, holds a B.A. in Political Science from Wittenberg University.  David’s main responsibilities are the coordination of university exchanges and semester and academic year direct enrollment programs, as well as faculty-led spring break and summer programs in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordic countries.

David started at Study Abroad & Global Engagement as the Outreach Coordinator during the summer of 1999, and switched to his current position in September 2001.  David’s first international experience was living in Birkenhead, England for a few months during junior high, followed by a high school cultural exchange to Hamburg and Mannheim, Germany.  As part of his undergraduate degree David studied at Stockholm University for an academic year, including an independent research project examining conflict in crafting local public transportation policy.  Following the academic year, David interned for the summer at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), compiling data for the Arms Transfers and Arms Production SIPRI project.

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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
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