KU International Affairs fosters a global community on campus and around the world. Through our work with recruitment, admissions, immigration services, English language programs and academic bridge programs, we support more than 2,000 international graduate and undergraduate students from more than 100 countries. We bring scholars and faculty from across the globe to KU, while providing opportunities for students in every academic discipline to have an international experience, either on campus or abroad, through international study, research and service learning, and globally-oriented on-campus programs.
Support of International Affair’s 2020 One Day. One KU. campaign will provide funding to create transformative international experiences for a more diverse student population and enable students to take their research abroad.
BUILD A MORE DIVERSE STUDY ABROAD POPULATION
Study abroad changes lives, yet many students who desire this experience face academic, financial or other obstacles to participate. KU Study Abroad and Global Engagement (SAGE) aims to increase the number and diversity of students benefiting from an international education, with the goal that study abroad participants’ disciplines and demographics mirror the university’s undergraduate population. In particular, SAGE is seeking to expand access to study abroad for more first-generation college students, high-need/Pell Grant-eligible students and other students traditionally underrepresented in education abroad programs. Your contribution to One Day. One KU. will help us meet this goal.
ENABLE RESEARCH ABROAD
For students, the opportunity to conduct research abroad can spark inquiries that shape careers. A small amount of seed funding can make a significant difference in helping students develop a research project. By going abroad, students have the opportunity to visit potential research sites, access archives and other resources, establish relationships with institutions and universities, and connect with local scholars. By gaining international research experience, students are in a better positon to receive outside funding to support longer-term international research activities. Your support will help unlock these career-changing research opportunities.