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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 04/11/2021
04/14/2021 07/24/2021 07/31/2021

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Mari Keyser
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: YES Open to graduate students: YES
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: NO
Program Description:

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.
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Application Procedures

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.

Program Ratings:
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Academic Experiences:
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Cultural Experience:
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Program Reviews:
Winter Break 2020 Participant
I learned a lot about the diving community, culture, and lifestyle. At first, the diving was a little bit harder than expected--sea conditions were sometimes rough, which led some people to become seasick, and doing many dives per day can get tiring. I learned how to be resilient, to take care of my body, and to appreciate the experience even when it got hard.

Winter Break 2020 Participant
One of the most rewarding aspects was getting to personally witness the huge reef ecosystems, which I have learned about only in classrooms until now, teeming with all kinds of life. It was also very eye-opening to firsthand see coral bleaching and be reminded of how humans are impacting the ocean. Another rewarding aspect, although not the exact purpose of the program, was getting to learn about the culture and history of Roatan.

Rianon M Wallace-Demby, Winter Break 2018 Participant
Since Roatan is on a barrier reef, getting to the dive sites required short boat trips; if you get sea sick easily, I would make sure to stock up on some anti-nausea/ motion sickness medication. We also created a group google drive photo in order to share our photos with each other, so that is something to think about too.

This program is currently not accepting applications.