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
Scholarships are available for some Design majors for this program. Check with your design advisor for details.
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. Statement of Purpose
b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
d. 2 General Recommendations
e. Authorization to Release Student Information
f. Student Conduct Verification
g. Financial Aid Questionnaire
For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.
My group was fortunate enough to go with Professor Barry Fitzgerald and learn the basics of drawing from life as it is still or moving. The difficult task was dissected into an outlined course of assignments enabling you to visually "see" before you draw, and then concentrating on objective mark making that enables a seen to be created.
The small number of students in the program made it much more personal, plus it was much easier for us to get around. We had much more flexibility in getting into restaurants, museums, on trains, etc. The small numbers also made us closer friends by the end of the trip.
Being able to go abroad with the intention of drawing and documenting everything around me was incredible. Taking that purpose and applying it to my sketchbook enriched my experience and made me more observant of my surroundings overall. I was appreciative that this was the goal because I felt I got way more out of it than if I just traveled there on my own.