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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.

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International Affairs Around the World

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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

Global Scholars to present research April 11

 Marah Shulda, a chemical engineering major prese

International Jayhawk Festival to celebrate KU’s global community

Celebrate and explore the diverse cultures and countries that make up the University of Kansas at the International Jayhawk Festival from 3 to 5 p.m. April 17 in the Burge Union. Representing cultures from around the world, the event includes information about KU’s 150-plus study abroad programs,…

Jack Zhang named inaugural recipient of KUIA Advisory Board International Teaching Award

Recognized for innovation in incorporating international education in the classroom, Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political science, is the inaugural recipient of the KU International Affairs Advisory Board International Teaching Award. 

Mehrangiz Najafizadeh honored with 2023 Woodyard Award

Mehrangiz Najafizadeh, associate professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the 2023 George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award.

International Events at KU

2022-2023 Annual Report

Read about faculty, staff and student international successes