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
a. Statement of Purpose
b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
d. 1 Recommendation
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.
Studying abroad is not only academically and culturally fulfilling, but also fosters personal growth. If you had asked me two years ago where I wanted to study abroad or some sort of international experience, I would have listed a variety of European countries, simply because the European Union was a common area for students to study abroad. Preparing For International Careers allowed me to grow academically as I become conversationally fluent in Spanish, socially as I made new friends, culturally as I learned more about the Costa Rican culture and personall, because it had never crossed my mind that I could come to love to potentially living and working in a developing country.
My favorite part of the program was reaching out to the ogranization that had connection with my major here at KU.
There were lots of great parts to this program but my favorite part was visiting the USAID office and getting to see how the U.S. coordinates with other countries in regards to disaster relief.