IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: Note for Summer 2023 applications: As of February 1st, Summer 2023 has reached capacity for applications and has a waitlist for new acceptances. You may still apply but you will be added to the program waitlist and notified if space becomes available.
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: Participants will need to depart the U.S. on May 14th in order to arrive in Venice on May 15th. Additionally, final exams will go through the afternoon of June 9th so participants should plan to overnight in Venice and book their return flights to the U.S. for June 10th.
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: Participants will need to depart the U.S. on September 17th in order to arrive in Venice on September 18th. Additionally, final exams will go through the afternoon of December 8th so participants should plan to overnight in Venice and book their return flights to the U.S. for December 9th.
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.
CIMBA also offers both merit- and need-based financial awards available for students attending the programs. Award amounts vary from year to year based on the number of applications received and funding available, however, typical awards range from $100-$1,500. Resident Intern positions are also available on campus in exchange for a reduced program fee.
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. Apply through CIMBA
b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
c. Authorization to Release Student Information
d. Student Conduct Verification
e. Financial Aid Questionnaire
f. Academic Plan & Approval Form
The University of Kansas, Office of Study Abroad
108 Lippincott Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
tel +785-864-3742 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Summer 2017 Participant
I loved the teachers and both of my classes.
Sarah J Brown, Fall 2018 Participant
The most rewarding elements of this experience are the LIFE program, the adventure, and the activities I did through CIMBA. The Leadership Initiative for Excellence program was helpful in the sense that I was able to get closer to my peers. I also learned a lot about my self and the experience allowed me to overcome some of my natural stress and worry that is associated with public speaking and building relationships. Of course, the adventure that automatically came with the travel was beyond life-changing. I loved exploring new cities and finding new things to try in these unique places. I found myself able to step out of my comfort zone easier and I feel like I grew significantly as an individual from this cultural exploration. As far as the activities available at CIMBA, I personally enjoyed the Add-A-Seat dinner the most. This was when American students had the opportunity to sit down for a home cooked Italian meal with a local Italian family. I met some nice Italian high school students who I am now connected with on social media. This was a great way to feel connected with the locals, brush up on a little Italian, and enjoy authentic food. I also volunteered at the pre-school on campus where I helped young Italian children practice their English. I thought this experience was rewarding in every way and I loved getting to know the little ones. They were so curious about me and where I was from. I remember showing them a map of America to point out where I live at home and where I go to school. They were in awe that I lived so far from school because typically in Italy, their homes are very close by to their institutions.
Summer 2012 Participant
To really embrace the culture and try to become engaged in it. I felt that I was too comfortable with my English speaking professors and friends that I didn't branch out enough and try to learn the language or meet the people.