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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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31 KU Students Receive Gilman Scholarships

Thirty-one University of Kansas undergraduate students have recently received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad in countries around the world. 
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.
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Three KU Students Earn Fulbright Awards

Three University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year. Four additional KU students were named as alternate Fulbright recipients.



International Events at KU

2020-2021 Annual Report

Read about faculty, staff and student international successes