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.
Non-KU students should check into the financial resources available to them at their home institutions.
Since this Program meets all Department of Education requirements for intensive summer language programs, eligible graduate and undergraduate students may use FLAS Summer Fellowships. KU students see flas.ku.edu for more info.
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. 1 Language Recommendation and 1 General Recommendation
e. Authorization to Release Student Information
f. Student Conduct Verification
g. Financial Aid Questionnaire
Keep an open mind, and don't let what people warn you about before you go scare you. Most of the things that I had been warned about didn't bother me in the slightest while I was there, and in fact I was able to enjoy myself more by not worrying so much.
Laura Kathryn Florick, Summer 2012 Participant
Being able to go into the mountains and spend time with the tribal/village communities--it was something very rare and special, and I felt very humbled to be with them.
Tymon Jess Bradley Wall, Summer 2014 Participant
The most rewarding elements of this program were the supportive people, both in my group and those met abroad. Without them, I could not have prospered in the harsh environment.