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
Business School Scholarship
Business students may be eligible for scholarships for this program. Students who have not previously received study abroad scholarships from the Business School will have priority for scholarship awards. For more information and application instructions, visit: https://business.ku.edu/scholarships-study-abroad
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. Business Statement of Purpose
b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
d. Authorization to Release Student Information
e. Student Conduct Verification
f. Financial Aid Questionnaire
For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.
I work at my company's global headquarters but haven't had an international assignment yet. The study abroad exposed me to the cultural nuances of doing business in China.
There are many similarities and differences in how business in conducted in China. It was helpful to see that many American companies face issues with regulations and lack of guanxi. However, many U.S. companies have learned to use relationships and supportive organizations to make moves in the Chinese market.
My favorite part of the program was being able to be fully immersed into the Chinese culture. Dan did a fantastic job by combining structured company visits, cultural activities, and enjoying the freedom to explore a foreign country.