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The AAP Welcomes 25 New Jayhawks to the University of Kansas

On January 4th, our new Jayhawks arrived on campus to move into their new homes on Daisy Hill. Students arrived from China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and India.  Orientation leaders helped the students move into their rooms with a linen pack of necessities and guided them around their room to make sure... Continue reading The AAP Welcomes 25 New Jayhawks to the University of Kansas
College Tips, American Culture, Life at KU

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
American Culture, Life at KU

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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2016 Familiarization Trip (in Pictures)

On May 9th, the University of Kansas welcomed over thirty education professionals from China. The day included welcome baskets (pictured above!), tours of the School of Engineering and the School of Business's (brand new) Capitol Federal Hall building, and concluded with dinner at the Eldridge Hotel and time on Mass Street.   Here, our visitors take a... Continue reading 2016 Familiarization Trip (in Pictures)
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Understanding KU’s #12 Nationally Ranked Petroleum Engineering Program

Famous football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning isn't everything...it's the only thing", and as evidenced by the recent U.S. News & World Report release, KU's newly ranked Petroleum Engineering Program could feel the same way; and at #12 in the country, KU's Petroleum Engineering program may be the school's best kept secret. Also, with a new $82... Continue reading Understanding KU’s #12 Nationally Ranked Petroleum Engineering Program
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Leadership and Involvement Opportunity: Student Senate

As an international student, you probably don’t have United States citizenship and won’t be able to vote in the upcoming presidential election in November. However, democracy is an essential part of America and with the upcoming Student Senate elections, you can still have a chance to participate in the democratic process. As a student at the... Continue reading Leadership and Involvement Opportunity: Student Senate
Student Spotlight, Life at KU, KU Academic Accelerator

Lessons from Saleh AlAmeri’s Progression Ceremony Speech

Progression ceremonies are a bittersweet time for the KU Academic Accelerator Program, because they mean saying goodbye to students as they move into their sophomore year at KU.  But they can also be a time of celebration; and to speak for the student's, Student Leadership Council President, Saleh AlAmeri, addressed the ceremony attendees with a short... Continue reading Lessons from Saleh AlAmeri’s Progression Ceremony Speech
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CAP: Academic Learning as a KU Student

Academic Learning One of the first dimensions of The Career Advancement Program (CAP) is the Academic Learning program. Academic Learning helps you connect your academics to a career in the real world by exploring the practice and process to becoming a successful professional. Using the T-shaped model is one way you can begin to develop... Continue reading CAP: Academic Learning as a KU Student