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American Culture, Life at KU

KU Ranked #26 in Employability in the Nation; How the Career Advancement Program Prepares Students

In more than 100 United States universities chosen by employers, the University of Kansas ranked number 26 in employability in preparing graduates for jobs, according to the Times Higher Education. One of the many ways that KU has earned their top ranking in career readiness for our graduates is through a team effort by the... Continue reading KU Ranked #26 in Employability in the Nation; How the Career Advancement Program Prepares Students
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Student Ambassadors and Peer Mentors Help Students Feel at Home at KU

Our student ambassadors and, now since beginning of August, our peer mentors, who are progressed students from the AAP, have helped students minimize culture shock and build a connection to campus life and the Lawrence community through our Peer Mentorship Program. “Our Student Ambassadors are student leaders at KU and are an important part of... Continue reading Student Ambassadors and Peer Mentors Help Students Feel at Home at KU
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KU Awarded Bronze as Top Bicycle Friendly University in the United States

The University of Kansas was awarded a bronze by the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly University, joining 164 colleges and universities from across the country. Despite a hilly campus terrain, this was no surprise to our students and staff of this announcement. “KU is a great campus to bike around.  The area... Continue reading KU Awarded Bronze as Top Bicycle Friendly University in the United States
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Students Learn the Rules of American Football & Experience First Tailgate

To an American college student, there are many reasons why the fall season is a favorite of seasons, the school year begins, the changing leaves paint the campus in beautiful colors, the weather is cooling down, typically after a very hot summer, and American football season begins. The rules of the game can be confusing... Continue reading Students Learn the Rules of American Football & Experience First Tailgate
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What International Students Find Surprising About the USA

Welcome to the USA, the land of the 50 states and countless surprises. Maybe you’ve read what an Indian international student found surprising about studying in the USA. It’s a really interesting perspective on how things are different in Pittsburgh compared to Mumbai. Here are some things we’ve noticed that international students are surprised about... Continue reading What International Students Find Surprising About the USA
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What is so “Super” about the Super Bowl?

The championship game of the National Football League (NFL) is called the Super Bowl. The best way to define the Super Bowl is to call it an unofficial American holiday—imagine Thanksgiving on steroids.It's such a big deal because family and friends gather at houses, bars, and restaurants to watch a game that takes around 4 hours... Continue reading What is so “Super” about the Super Bowl?
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The Association of American Universities (Infographic)

KU in the AAU The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an association of 62 leading research universities in the United States—including the University of Kansas—and Canada. KU was one of the first members of the AAU, joining in 1909, just nine years after the association was established. As a member of the AAU, the University... Continue reading The Association of American Universities (Infographic)