** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program after a decision has been reached and will be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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.
Department of French & Italian Study Abroad Scholarships are also available. Please stop by 2103 Wescoe Hall for application and more information.
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. Academic Plan and Approval Form - Angers (Spring or Fall)
e. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
f. 1 General Recommendation and 1 Langauge Recommendation
g. Authorization to Release Student Information
h. Student Conduct Verification
I loved meeting students from all over the world, as CIDEF is an international school. The excursions and cultural experiences made the program for me. The teachers were kind and understanding, which was incredibly helpful especially since when I arrived in Angers I struggled with speaking full sentences in French.
Carmen Ortiz, Spring 2015 Participant
I could really tell that my French was improving. When I first got to France I was so scared to speak French to anyone, but after a while I got over that fear and reminded myself that's why I was there! The immersion was really essential to my improvement.
Spring 2014 Participant
• Host family: I loved being able to live with my host mom. Living with her forced me to use French in my life outside of school. This definitely increased my ability to speak in French.
• Schooling: I feel like my French ability increased immensely from my Langue class. Phonetics helped improve my accent and helped improve my oral comprehension. My history and socio culture class helped me learn a lot about Angers and France as a whole. My business French class helped show me the differences in language that occur in business as well as the differences between European and American businesses.
• Excursions: I loved all the different excursions. They allowed me to see things that may be to difficult to see without a car/bus. My favorite was definitely going to the caves for the winery tour and troglodyte village.
• Angers: As a city, I loved it. It was very calm, peaceful, and super laid back. It was a great place to be outdoors with friends.