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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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ISS Reception Moves to First Floor of Strong

The reception area for International Support Services has moved to Room 126 Strong Hall. The centrally located reception on the first floor provides a spacious, welcoming environment to greet and serve KU’s international student and scholar population. The new location includes flexible meeting…
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Hubert Humphrey Fellows to Present Research July 20-22

Thirty international fellows with the Hubert H. Humphrey Pre-Academic Program will present their research at a forum from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 20- 22 in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union.
Eron Memaj

KUIA names Eron Memaj as International Support Services Director

KU International Affairs has announced that Eron Memaj will be the new director of International Support Services at the University of Kansas. Memaj will be coming from Kent State University, where he served as director of the Office of International Student Affairs for seven years. ​
Stacey Vanderhurst

Stacey Vanderhurst Receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Nigeria

Stacey Vanderhurst, University of Kansas assistant professor of women, gender & sexuality studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to study how Nigerian women are fighting harassment in public spaces.



International Events at KU

2020-2021 Annual Report

Read about faculty, staff and student international successes