Before you arrive
Welcome to the Academic Accelerator Program at University of Kansas!
Soon you’ll be on campus. How exciting! There is a lot to consider before you arrive. While moving to a new country can be intimidating, we’re here for you. Follow the seven steps below to make sure you have everything in place before you board the plane.
Select Your Advisor
We have a team of dedicated personal advisors whose job it is to make sure all your questions are answered and to ensure you have a smooth transition to the university.
Before you start on any of the steps below, contact your local personal advisor. Simply select your region of the world below, and send your advisor an email, Skype, WhatsApp, or WeChat message. We look forward to meeting you very soon!
Middle East North Africa
Russia Central Asia
Tomi - Africa
George – LATAM
Fatima – South Asia (Pakistan)
Viraja – South Asia (India)
Hoang - (Vietnam)
Saranya - (SE Asia exc. Vietnam)
Alice – South and West China
Annie - South China
Jane Cao - West China
Kelly – Central China
Lisha - North China
Mark - East China
Vicky – North China
This useful brochure is full of information on your I-20 paperwork required for your visa, what you should pack, and other tips to prepare you for your arrival to the KU campus.
This guide will help you learn more about the process for getting your F-1 visa and arriving in Kansas.
Check off everything on this list to ensure you have completed all the steps before you arrive and bring everything you need to the KU campus.
Here’s an example of what your orientation schedule might look like. During orientation, you will receive a full campus tour, see the sights around Kansas, and get to know your fellow international students!
Plan ahead! This calendar tells you when class starts and ends, and when holidays and exams are happening.