IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: The start date listed is the on-site arrival date. Students should plan to depart on 5/10/19.
** 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.
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 Office of Study Abroad 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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Summer 2018 Participant
The elements of the program that I found most rewarding were being able to work alongside the teachers in the Italian schools, but also being able to be a part of a family during my time abroad.
Summer 2014 Participant
Going into the program I didnt expect that I would be able to teach that much. I thought I would be assigned a few days and I would give my lesson and I would be done. I was completely wrong. I gave 2 lessons everyday to 2 different grades ranging from 1st-5th. This experience was so rewarding because I actually felt like I was helping not only the students with their english but the teachers as well.
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.