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Global Partners

Global Partners promotes understanding and friendship among U.S. and international students at KU. We host social, service, academic, and career development events throughout the semester that give you the opportunity to form unique friendships and to enhance your intercultural competency.

Fall 2022 Global Partners Meet-Ups will be held once a month on Monday evenings. For more information, click the button below to join Global Partners on Rock Chalk Central. Note: you must sign in to RCC to be able to join.

Join Global Partners

Benefits of Joining Global Partners on Rock Chalk Central

By joining Global Partners on Rock Chalk Central you'll receive weekly email updates about:

  • Upcoming events and activities
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Student job opportunities at KU related to international careers
  • Information on academic opportunities such as international scholarships and fellowships offered through KU
  • Be eligible to use Global Partners events for Global Awareness Program credit


  • Global Partners brings together American and International members of the KU community. You have the opportunity to form a partnership with a Jayhawk from a different country or culture, but you don't have to. You're also welcome to just attend the Global Partners events and participate with the group.
  • At our meet-ups we will do a number of "getting-to-know-you" activities that give you the opportunity to grow your partnership. Whether you take the partnership outside of our Meet-Ups is up to you and your partner.
  • Global Partners sponsors events outside of our Meet-Ups that participants are encouraged to¬†attend, such as bowling, laser tag, potlucks etc. to grow your partnership, or just to have fun as a group.

GAP (Global Awareness Program) Credit

  • In order to receive GAP credit you must attend 20 hours of Global Partners events and activities throughout one semester. When you sign up for Global Partners on Rock Chalk Central, you will receive the list of activities for that semester. At each activity you will need to get a signature on your activity list from the Global Partners Staff Advisor or from an executive board member.

Benefits of Global Partners

  • Make unique friendships with Jayhawks from across the world
  • Network with Jayhawks who are interested in global issues and awareness
  • Develop a deeper understanding of culture and how it operates
  • Develop intercultural communication skills
  • Develop interpersonal skills
  • Build your resume
  • Earn 20 credits towards your GAP certification
  • Have fun!