The Office of 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 and Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
Step 1: Complete KU application by Feb. 1st. Below is a list of the required documents and questionnaires.
a. Statement of Purpose
b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
d. 2 Recommendations - 1 academic and 1 professional
e. Authorization to Release Student Information
f. Student Conduct Verification
g. Academic Plan and Approval Form
h. Financial Aid Questionnaire
i. Passport Information Required Reading
j. CAPA Application Instructions Required Reading
*Upon acceptance, additional documents such as a background check will be required.
Step 2: Complete CAPA’s KU Sydney Internship application by Feb. 1st. See the CAPA Application Instructions in the Required Readings section of your Jayhawks Abroad account for details.
Please Note: All internship placements in Sydney are dependent on fluency in English in order for CAPA to be able to guarantee a placement for a student. As part of the internship application process all non-US students who do not meet the requirements outlined below will need to participate in a SKYPE interview as part of the internship application process. This interview will be conducted with a member of the CAPA Sydney Internship Staff member at least 70 days prior to the start of the program, based on CAPA’s knowledge of the student’s citizenship at that time. The CAPA Program Manager assigned to the program will arrange the interview at a time that will be suitable for both the student applicant and the CAPA Sydney staff. The deadline for the SKYPE interviews noted above has been set to ensure that the student applicant will not incur any program cancellation penalties if it is determined that their English language proficiency level will make an internship prohibitive.
All non-US citizens participating in an internship will be required to follow the above process, unless they meet the following requirements:
Citizen of country where English identified as official language (see attached list)
Permanent residents of the United States
Individuals who completed high school in the United States
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Summer 2018 Participant
I found that the class offered through CAPA served to be very beneficial in helping reflect on all of our learning experiences abroad.
Daniel Christopher Woodward, Summer 2013 Participant
The most rewarding part of the experience was feeling a part of my company. The organization that I worked for made me feel like I was an employee and treated me very kindly. I had an amazing time at my internship. I really felt as if I was making a difference in Australia working for the Mental Health Association of NSW. I learned so much about mental health in Australia and in general. Every day was a learning experience at my internship and we took every opportunity there was to learn more. We attended many events that helped me learn new topics. They were able to teach me everything that I needed to do and eventually I was able to do things on my own. It felt so rewarding getting work done and accomplishing so much in what seemed like such a short time. It went by so quickly, but as i look back, I can appreciate all of the work that I accomplished.
Kelsey Nelson, Summer 2012 Participant
I found getting to work with the children to be the most rewarding part of my program. I was not only able to observe how classes were taught, but was allowed to teach them myself.