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
By the end of the program when my mom came to visit and meet my host family, I was able to translate between them French to English and English to French, which made me realize how far I had come since the beginning of the semester. I felt so proud to have learned so much.
Laurie Catherine Winkel, Fall 2012 Participant
People will tell study abroad students that immersion will happen and they will just pick the language right up--that is not entirely true! It takes guts and a lot of putting yourself out there. I had a lot of socially awkward moments and I was regularly frustrated with my language level. I opened my eyes and ears and started noticing everything and my French skills skyrocketed in large part due to hard work. It was so worth it. I would certainly advise students that they'll have fun no matter what, but if they dive headfirst into the social challenges of an unknown culture, it will take a lot of courage but will be their greatest pride. And it's the only way to become fluent.
Aryn Kelsey Yohn, Spring 2013 Participant
Living in Angers and communicating with the teachers, host families, and students helped me more with my french than i would have ever guessed.