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First-Year Experience

So you’re officially a Jayhawk … now what? The Office of First-Year Experience creates programs to help you have the best possible first year at KU and accomplish your academic goals.

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Experiential Learning

You can experience community, culture, and scholarship through hands-on learning in our Experiential Learning programs

KU’s six experiential learning certificate programs complement your major by rewarding arts engagement, entrepreneurship, civic and social responsibility, research, international experiences, and leadership.

Arts Engagement Certification 

Certification of Entrepreneurship

Certification in Service Learning

Research Experience Program

Global Awareness Program

Leadership Studies Certification 


So you’re officially a Jayhawk … now what? International Student Services can help you manage the transition to life at KU and in the United States.

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Welcome Programs

KU Common Book


Learning Communities

Experiential Learning Collaborative

Steps for International students
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Shannon O'Hagan
International rep