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
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 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.
My favorite part of this program was getting to interact with the local children in the schools. Even though we had a language barrier, it did not stop us from playing together.
I found working within schools the most rewarding. I enjoyed getting to work with pre-k all the way through high school students and see how the education system changes over time.
We went out into schools in Costa Rica, public and private, to learn about, compare and contrast the way they educate their children, and provide services for children with exceptionalities. It was amazing to see how much was similar, and to embrace how much was different about Costa Rican protocol from that which we see in the United States. We met some amazing teachers, interacted with some wonderful children, and saw so many beautiful schools. Even though I myself am not going into early childhood education, I still learned countless things that will absolutely be valuable to me as I begin my professional endeavors later in life.