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Mobilizing Curiosity. Engaging the World.

KU International Affairs empowers Jayhawks from all 50 states and over 105 nations to achieve their full potential by mobilizing discovery, research, and service across geopolitical borders. KUIA cultivates inclusion and collaboration across campus and the region through our engagement of the global community.

Our Work

International Affairs Around the World

1,675
international students
100+
countries represented on campus
1,392
students who study abroad
200+
partnerships supporting international research and collaboration
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Opening Doors

"Studying abroad opened doors and opportunities for me that were always there that I never would have seen."
- Mika Schrader, 2020 graduate with degrees in history and religious studies.

Study Abroad

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International Connections

"It is important being able to understand other cultures and perspectives, and that goes for more than just between countries, it is true for inside the U.S."
- Emilia Paz Ojeda, international student and 2020 graduate in computer science

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KU International News

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KU Announces 2022 Global Scholars

Representing diverse academic fields from across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as 2022 Global Scholars. The Global Scholars Program recognizes and encourages undergraduate students who have an interest in international studies and a strong academic record.
Mina and Abhay Bisarya

Abhay and Mina Bisarya Scholarship to support international students

When Abhay and Mina Bisarya's three sons were looking for a way to celebrate their parents, they decided to make a gift to the university that brought them together.
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KU alumna brings free hearing aids, services and equipment to Jordan

KU alumna Alqudah received $700,000 for Hear Jordan, a project she developed that takes a three-prong approach to address hearing loss by providing free hearing aids and evaluations to children who can’t afford them, training audiology students with the proper equipment and implementing a public…
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Pursuing Unique International Experiences during COVID

Determination, flexibility and a healthy sense of adventure were required for the KU students who sought study abroad experiences during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. 



International Events at KU

2020-2021 Annual Report

Read about faculty, staff and student international successes