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Did you know that scholarship opportunities are available for current KU international students? Plan ahead for the next academic year. Research opportunities and understand application deadlines. Click on the links below for more information. 

Scholarship & Financial Aid Opportunities for Current KU International Students

Tips & Tricks for Applying for Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities



Click here for tips and strategies to help you succeed in online learning.

Click here for 5 Steps for Time Management.

Click here for Online Exam Tips. 

​Click here for Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy 


Do you have a question? Let ISS help you find the answer.  

For questions on cultural adjustment, living in the U.S., or finding what you need on campus, email iss-support@ku.edu 

For immigration related questions and services, email iss@ku.edu.




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 iss-support@ku.edu.



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. 

The British Museum Podcast- Take a journey behind the scenes with downloadable podcasts or take a virtual tour of the museum.  



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: 

Dancing Alone Together- Live-streamed dance-based classes.  

DoYogaWithMe- Hundreds of free yoga and meditation videos streaming online. 

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.

Dillons Food Stores- Updates on hours, online shopping and grocery delivery. 

Downtown Lawrence- List of Lawrence open businesses, temporary closings and reduced hours.

Just Food- Just Food is the food bank in Douglas County. Just Food offers pre-packaged boxes of groceries to clients. Find out more here 

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 Student Resources 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.




For more ideas, contact  iss-support@ku.edu and stay connected with ISS via facebook and twitter.  


International Support Services does not contract with these companies and you may find another company which offers a better service for your needs.   



Useful Links!

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.










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