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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

1,707
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

2023 International Travel Grants Open for Faculty and Graduate Students

KU International Affairs is accepting proposals and applications for travel grants that support faculty and graduate student research and collaboration abroad. The deadline for submitting proposals and applications is March 9. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of April.

KU Engineering Student Receives Prestigious Boren Award

Anthony Moon, a University of Kansas junior from Overland Park has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship for $25,000 to study at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, in 2023.

KU Study Abroad & Global Engagement Selected for IIE American Passport Project

This fall, 95 University of Kansas freshman students will receive free U.S. passports as part of the IIE American Passport Project, a grant initiative sponsored by the Institute of International Education. The IIE American Passport Project seeks to promote diversity, inclusion, access and equity in…

University of Kansas Announces 2023 Global Scholars

Representing diverse academic fields across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as the 2023 cohort of Global Scholars. In its 12th year, the Global Scholars Program recognizes and encourages undergraduate students who have an interest in international studies and…



International Events at KU

2021-2022 Annual Report

Read about faculty, staff and student international successes