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.
Tessa Renee Newberry, Summer 2017 Participant
This program is really unique. It's a chance to not only challenge yourself as a teacher, but also as a person. The program is a good blend of cultural exposure with a strong support system. If you come into this program with an open mind and a willingness to be understanding and communicative, you'll have a great time and come out better for it. I learned a lot about myself and Korea. The culture shocks come in unexpected areas and it takes a conscious effort to be willing to accept them. I found this helpful for my intracultural relationships also though. I think it teaches a lot of patience and willingness to make an effort in differences.
Summer 2016 Participant
I found teaching most rewarding because of the students. They were so engaged and willing to participate in our lessons. Monitoring their individual progress and increased confidence in English was so rewarding.
Hazara Leon, Summer 2017 Participant
You really do learn how to balance work and school. As a college student this is a very valuable skill for learning to manage your life during your four years of college. Another great skill that you acquire is building connections. As you immerse yourself in the culture you begin to build friendships with your peers, students, Kyunghwa teachers, and even the people in the community.