Stay active and engaged over Winter Break by participating in KUIA and ISS hosted events or joining activities in Lawrence and the surrounding communities. Check out the ISS programs calendar to get involved and follow us on social media. Check your KU email account for weekly updates on Winter Break activities via the ISS Events email.
Dec. 11 - Jan. 31 View Chaeyoung Park’s Virtual Piano Recital.
Jan. 19 - 22 Graduate Admissions will host Explore Graduate School Week. This is series of virtual events for prospective students to learn about opportunities for graduate study at KU.
Jan. 19 - Feb. 5 The University Career Center is launching a new Winter Bootcamp for students who have recently graduated or will graduate in December or May.
Explore the local area. Find suggestions for unique places to visit here.
Watch free movies and TV with no subscription available from tubi TV.
Did you know you can take the train from Lawrence, KS to Union Station in Kanas City, MO? View the train schedule and book tickets online. The Kansas City historic train station includes exhibits, movies, restaurants, and a science center. From Union Station you may access the free RideKC Streetcar and explore downtown Kansas City including the River Market and Crown Center.
Want to get ahead on your classes? Consider enrolling in a KU Winter Session class. KU is offering online classes including Introduction to Bolivian History and Culture, Greek and Roman Mythology and Introduction to U.S. Politics. Find classes by searching KU's online offerings.
Check event websites to verify any changes to event availalbity. When attending any event or public activity, follow appropriate masking and physical distancing guidelines. International Support Services does not contract with these companies or events and you may find another company which offers a better service for your needs.
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For questions on cultural adjustment, living in the U.S., or finding what you need on campus, email email@example.com.
For immigration related questions and services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life in the U.S. is an ongoing series of transition and academic support workshops. This fall ISS will host online information sessions to cover academic and cultural adjustment topics. ISS will offer the same session at two different times to accommodate class schedules and students in different time zones. Session 1 will start at 9:00 AM CDT. Session 2 will start at 3:00 PM CDT. To receive workshop topics, session dates and zoom link please email email@example.com.
Due to the current outbreak, many companies are offering adjusted services or online services for free. Below are a few examples of free or adjusted services which you may find useful. We hope that everyone will stay healthy, safe and engaged during this time.
LUNCH DOODLE- Join Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing.
Louvre- Visit the world's largest art museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries online.
Metropolitan Opera- Stream encore opera presentations on the company website for the duration of the closure.
Discovery Education- Virtual field trips to remarkable places and amazing experiences.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity- Resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Set up a free account here. After membership activation, COVID-19 Support Resources for instructors may be found at: https://www.facultydiversity.org/covid19.
Scholastic Learn at Home- Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Virtual Field Trips- This link allows visits to place around the world without leaving your home.
Exercise and Meditation:
Down Dog- Free online Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workouts.
Headspace- Meditation for everyday life including meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.
P.E. With Joe- 30-minute workouts complete with warmup, workout and cool down.
Checkers Express- Checkers now offers online grocery shopping.
Curbside KC- Kansas City area and Lawrence restaurants offering takeout, curbside takeout, and/or delivery through the next several weeks.
Sunrise Community Shelves- Free food and personal care products.
Restaurant and grocery delivery options in Lawrence, click here.
Westwood House- The Westwood House food pantry will be open Sunday through Thursday from 3-6pm.
Religious Services- Many places of worship are now streaming worship or prayer services online. Check individual websites for options.
Several internet service providers are also offering service at no-cost, low-cost or with waived fees.
CDC Recommended Face Coverings- Sew and no-sew face covering tutorials.
Coloring Book for Kids- A new coloring book has been designed to help children understand and cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
Face Mask Sewing Instructions- How to make an easy face mask that's washable and reusable with spare fabric.
No-sew Face Mask Instructions- Tutorials for no-sew face masks.
Psychology Tools- Free guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty. Available in multiple languages.
UnitedHealthcare and HealthiestYou have partnered together to provide access to doctors and mental healthcare from anywhere you are, even internationally. Services are free for students covered under the UHCSR insurance plan; services are available for all other students for a fee.
International Support Services does not contract with these companies and you may find another company which offers a better service for your needs.
Campus Map - This map of campus will help you navigate to your classes and appointments.
Map of Lawrence, Kansas - This map of Lawrence will help you find your way around the city.
KU Parking Services - If you own a car and wish to park on campus, this is where
you purchase your parking permit.
KU and Lawrence Bus Service - KU and the City of Lawrence, collaborate to provide public transportation around the city of Lawrence. Students and staff ride free with a valid KU ID. Bus schedules are found here.
Culture Shock - All students experience this during their time studying abroad. Learn about the causes and tips to over come the effect.
Home Sickness - Being away from home and family is often challenging. Here are some tips for dealing with home sickness.
International Peer Support - Staffed by international students, for international student, the International Peer Support group can help you navigate your transition at KU.
CAPS - Counseling and Psychological Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal and family problems.
Academic Integrity - As a student you are held to particular standards of academic integrity. This website explains those standards.
Study Skills - Learning how to study effectively will help you maximize your educational experience.
Time Management - Learning how to study effectively will help you maximize your educational experience.
Academic Support - The Academic Achievement & Access center can assist you in finding tutoring for your classes.
Writing Center - The Writing Center helps students improve and prefect their writing style.
Student Organizations - KU offers over 600 student run clubs and organizations.
Watkins Health Services - On campus health, wellness and medical services available to students.
International Support Services can provide various information sessions and trainings for interested departments, offices, or organizations on campus. Our staff is well-versed in topics such as F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations, employment opportunities for international students, cross-cultural communication and cultural adjustment, student support services, and more.
Please provide us with some brief information through the form below and an ISS representative will follow up with you as soon as possible regarding your request.