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.
Undergraduate or graduate students who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply for a Freeman Foundation East Asia Internship Award of $2,500 to $4,000 for the summer 2018 program. The priority deadline to apply is January 15th.
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.
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. 2 Recommendations
e. Authorization to Release Student Information
f. Student Conduct Verification
g. Financial Aid Questionnaire
h. Applicants will also complete an interview with the program directors in early December.
Summer 2016 Participant
Be prepared to work hard and in return get one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.
Kaitlin Krause, Summer 2017 Participant
Teaching the girls was definitely the most rewarding thing on this trip. They were all so kind and willing to learn and I miss them so much. They would spoil any teacher who came in to teach them, as compared to America, at least. Learning how to make a lesson plan, then actually making it and implementing it was a super cool experience that I would have never gotten with the field I'm going into. Overall, this entire experience was rewarding, be it the girls, the excursions, or the classes, and I am honestly so lucky to have been able to go on this trip.
Summer 2016 Participant
One skill I acquired through this program that I didn't expect to was flexibility. Because this is such a new program, there were some unexpected changes, and future students should be prepared to be flexible.