Funding your Study Abroad Program
The Office of Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students. Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment. KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a Study Abroad Program.
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
For additional scholarship opportunities visit: www.studyabroad.ku.edu/other-scholarship-opportunities
All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application. Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.
a. Statement of Purpose
b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
d. 1 Recommendation
e. Authorization to Release Student Information
f. Student Conduct Verification
g. Financial Aid Questionnaire
For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.
It was most rewarding to learn about how people in other countries/cultures live and work internationally.
The best part of this program was getting an actual feel for what it is like to work internationally. Going to London and meeting with so many different people and different businesses gave me a better understanding of the steps I will need to take to work in another country as well as a better understanding of how working in a major European city like London will allow me to interact with not just British citizens but citizens of many other countries as well.
First, jet lag is no joke! Second, there are a lot of businesses that have great job opportunities abroad, but it is often important to try and work from within the branch in your home country before applying for a position abroad. Then, not only might the company sponsor your visa, but a lot of companies promote from within so you would have an even better chance of obtaining such a position. Third, If you know you want to work abroad or live abroad, it is often helpful to look into colleges abroad for graduate programs or longer study abroad programs.