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.
The most rewarding experience was talking to small business owners that were local to the area and how they created their success.
Getting to know the Costa Ricans (both the students and instructors) was the most rewarding. They truly have a passion for this program and it shows. I have never experienced a more welcoming culture than the one in Costa Rica. I think we all bonded and became close friends which made it hard to say goodbye.
I thought all of the company visits were insightful as to how business operations are created and fulfilled in Costa Rica. As students we were able to receive a hands on approach from the owners and managers of multiple businesses that provided their own personal opinion about their company and the culture of Costa Rica.