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Discover. Engage. Belong.

We love our community. We strive to create leaders that change the world.

Our Programs

Our programs focus on understanding the process of student and scholar visas, benefits, restrictions, orientation, travel, and employment. We want to foster international student leadership and build community. Our goals are to promote cross-cultural understanding throughout the University and create connections and friendships that include partnering with student clubs, organizations, and campus partners.

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Life in the US Series

Life in the U.S. is an introductory set of workshops that are held online before students arrive at KU.

Emails us to get dates and topics

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Around the World Language Workshops

Around the World Language Workshops feature an introductory language lesson taught by a KU international student or scholar. The workshops are informal and do not count for course credit, but do count for GAP (Global Awareness Program) credit. Students who participate in 10 language workshops a semester will be able to earn an Around the World Language certificate.

The Fall 2022 workshop series will be held on Wednesdays at 3:00 in 4068 Wescoe Hall.
Now seeking international student and scholar presenters!

Click Here to Sign Up to Host a Workshop for Fall 2022

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Kansas City Trip Series

Kansas City is a large city in the heart of the U.S., about 45 minutes away from Lawrence. In the fall of 2022 ISS students will have the opportunity for a day-long tour of Kansas City, a KC Royals baseball game, and the Halloween Haunt at Worlds of Fun. Tickets will be sold through the ISS Programs weekly newsletter that comes out every Monday, so check your KU email for details!
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Employment Topic Workshops

During the Fall and Spring semesters ISS will have immigration based workshops for our international students.

Employment Topic Workshops


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ISS Newsletter

The ISS newsletter is sent to all international students every week. We focus on events for the upcoming weeks as well as important immigration news.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community. Promote cross-cultural exchange.

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