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.
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. Share your Resume & Portfolio on Microsoft OneDrive for Business
b. Statement of Purpose Essay
c. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
d. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
e. Student Conduct Verification
f. Authorization to Release Student Information
g. Financial Aid Questionnaire
For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.
Keep an open mind to everything that is suggested for you to do. This is the way to learn the most as well as have the best time.
The day to day schedule as a group was exciting in every city, but the best part was having free time to explore the city, or experience a building, on your own. I became much more familiarized with each city on a personal level because I had to navigate via map and learn the public transportation routes on my own instead of relying on the professor to show us how to get somewhere. It also allowed for interesting conversations with the group as we would discuss what everyone saw and what they recommended others to see.
I found being able to interact in public spaces and analyzing their use was most effective. Shannon, our instructor for the second half of the trip really pushed us to figure out why a public space was integrated in places and how people use them differently.