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.
Some elements I found most rewarding are one, getting to know students. In each school that we went to we got to engage with students in some way, playing soccer, reading, playing or talking with them. Building that bond between the students and I was unbelievable. The questions they asked us were so meaningful. Another element I found rewarding was being apart of something bigger. I enjoyed how I was able to make a tiny difference in those childs lives by just being there and talking with them.
Meeting the students and teachers were the most rewarding parts of the program. If I were to ever visit another country on my own, I know that I would never get an experience like that. It was so valuable learning from other students.
I learned that going with the flow is the best way to approach another country, as well as, trying everything! Ask a million questions, practice your Spanish before you go and drink lots of water.