Preparing Educators as Leaders

Fostering global awareness for educators.

47% of students in pre-kindergarten through secondary school are considered members of a racial/ethnic minority group (U.S. DOE & NCES, 2013) and approximately one of every five school-aged students speaks a language other than English at home (U.S. DOE & NCES, 2007).  In order to help you - as a pre-service teacher - acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to implement culturally-responsive teaching, the KU School of Education offers you and your fellow students a variety of summer study abroad experiences in multiple locations each year. This first-hand experience helps you to appreciate issues encountered by many school-aged students, a population that is becoming more culturally and linguistically diverse. All study abroad experiences offered through the KU School of Education are open to undergraduate students who have been admitted to the KU School of Education and are in good academic standing. Prior knowledge of non-English languages are not necessary. ​

Affording Your Study Abroad Experience

The Office of Study Abroad at the University of Kansas provides a robust amount of scholarship/financial aid information for students interested in studying abroad.  They also provide personalized financial aid/scholarship advising sessions for students. Please call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  

The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer/Fall (and full academic year programs) and October 1 for Spring & Winter/Spring Break programs. For information on specific funding opportunities visit the web site.

Now that you are interested. Prepare yourself.

The KU Office of Study Abroad (OSA) is one of five units comprising International Programs at KU. The OSA is an academic support unit that develops and maintains international education programs for students and faculty. The broad scope of overseas programs and institutional ties furthers the University’s mission and enhances its role as an international institution of education and research. 

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