Since the 1950s, The University of Kansas has promoted international exchange as a vital link in education. A national leader in providing low-cost, high-quality study abroad programs, the University of Kansas offers semester, academic year, summer, winter break and spring break programs in over 60 countries throughout the world. These vary in structure from exchanges and individually arranged programs to group programs led by KU faculty members.
Study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity whose benefits go far beyond academic learning. Students in study abroad programs develop skills in intercultural communication and problem-solving applicable to everyday life. Students learn to become independent and take initiative. Students often gain self-confidence, flexibility, perseverance, and appreciation of diversity. An international experience strengthens career opportunities and increases awareness of the interconnected nature of the world. The global character of the economy has prompted more students to experience cross-cultural linkages first-hand.
Each year, the J-School participates in various different study abroad programs, giving students an excellent opportunity to learn journalism and mass communication skills in an international setting. Please check this site frequently as we add new study abroad opportunities to the schedule.