Pre-Decision Phase: Interested students complete qualifying statements and application materials to be considered for the program
Interview: The program’s faculty director interviews candidates to determine which students will be accepted
Post-Decision Phase: Students who are accepted into the program complete documents for placement with Italian host families and schools; students also complete KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement pre-departure requirements.
Funding your Study Abroad Program
KU 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, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
Non-KU students should check into the financial resources available to them at their home institutions.
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Madeline Nicole Lasater, Summer 2018 Participant
During this program I was able to be an Italian Language Learner and developed empathy towards students that will be in my future classrooms. Learning another language isn't easy, and I was able to better understand the difference between academic language and social language on an entirely new level.
Summer 2017 Participant
Just enjoy every moment, even when you're exhausted.
Summer 2012 Participant
The most rewarding thing about this program was the relationships I built. I am still in contact with my Italian host family and plan on seeing them again within the next year. I made very good friends with all of the Americans and feel so fortunate to have these new connections across the country and across the globe.