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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 Education Week to Celebrate Global Connections

With a series of multicultural events and a social media campaign, the University of Kansas is celebrating International Education Week from Nov. 14 to 18. IEW is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.

For KU Alumni, Study Abroad in Bonn Creates Lifelong Bond

In the fall of 1971, a group of 12 University of Kansas students embarked on a junior year abroad program at the University of Bonn, Germany. There, they learned the language, took German-speaking classes and traveled Europe, including communist East Germany.

Inspired by Study Abroad Experience, Alumna Supports International Education

Like a thread leading from one adventure to the next, international experiences are woven throughout Christine Pederson’s life. Through her generous support, Pederson, ’68, ensures today’s students have similar opportunities to embark on international adventures.

2022 International Student Awards

KU International Affairs recognized the Class of 2022 international student graduates in a celebration in May at the Kansas Union. During the celebration Roberta Pokphanh, who was serving as interim co-director of International Support Services, presented several student awards.

Study Abroad Student Views Russian Invasion from Eastern Europe

For some domestic students traveling abroad, the war in Ukraine also affected their spring semester. Studying abroad in the Czech Republic this spring, Nikita Larson had a second row seat as the country united behind Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.

KU Comes Together to Assist Ukrainian Students and Scholars

Since February KU’s Ukrainian students and faculty have been living in two worlds, one where their friends and family are under constant threat of bombings and military attacks in their home country and the other in the United States, where the war is a distant thought for many.

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.

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.

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Christine Metz Howard
Director of Strategic Communications
785-864-0118
cmetzhoward@ku.edu