IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: In order to arrive to Spain on the start date, students must depart the U.S. on January 22, 2022. The official end date is May 7, 2022. Students who choose to enroll in courses at a Spanish university will work with IES Abroad to extend their housing. The end date for those students is approximately May 14, 2022. All students will depart their housing the day after the last final exam and may be done prior to the end date.
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.
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 General Recommendation and 1 Language Recommendation
e. Authorization to Release Student Information
f. Student Conduct Verification
Selena Fierro, Spring 2018 Participant
My favorite part of the program was staying with a host family. It was an amazing experience to be able to stay with a Spanish family. I was able to learn a lot about the Spanish culture from them, as well as eating common Spanish dishes.
Madeline Grace Goodgame, Spring 2017 Participant
I had the most fun getting to know students outside of my own university and program. Finding other exchange students from other countries was so helpful.They helped me with my language skills and related to being in a foreign place speaking a foreign language.
Olivia C Austin, Spring 2017 Participant
I learned so much about the Spanish language and culture that I never would have learned had I not studied abroad. I learned how to travel, be independent, be more confident in my language abilities and I made so many new friends that I never would have made if I didn't study abroad.