Study Abroad

Photo collage: St. Andrew's cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wooden church in Kizhi, Russia, Almaty, Kazakhstan city center, Prague city center, ivy-covered wall in Zagreb, Croatia, Croatian town at sunset reflected in the water

The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and Office of Study Abroad provide students with many opportunities to develop their language skills and cultural knowledge through extended study abroad programs. The University of Kansas sponsors multiple study abroad programs to fit the needs of your academic program for either the summer or academic year.

CREES strongly encourages its students to pursue study abroad while in the program. An in-country experience goes a long way toward improving language capability, general education, and subsequent job options. Scroll down to browse KU and KU-partner study abroad programs in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.


Many REES students have been successful in applying for NSEP awards for study in Bulgaria, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and other countries; several others have received Kosciuszko Scholarships for study in Poland; other students have competed successfully for Fascell Fellowships which place the candidate into internships at embassies and consulates in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Other fellowships to consider are the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, the Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) for the study of Russian, Persian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani, and the Boren Award for which a number of CREES languages qualify.

For questions about study abroad or financial aid contact the KU Office of Study Abroad, 108 Lippincott Hall, 864-5040.

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia city Bulgaria at sunset


This KU faculty-led program for audiology and speech language services takes students to Bulgaria and Greece for the summer where they work with clients and families in Bulgaria and visit historic landmarks in Greece.

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street in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. people walking down the street. shops to the right. colorful umbrellas hanging above the street

American University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

American University offers American-style liberal arts education with English as the language of instruction. AUBG is a multicultural institution in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.

Travel to Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

View from Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic in the evening

Prague, Czech Republic

Music, Nations, Empires: Culture and Politics in Vienna & Prague: Explore the emergence of modernity in Vienna and Prague through music on this faculty-led program over winter break.

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View on the old town of Brno, Czech Republic

Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Study business, humanities, and social sciences in English in either a semester or academic year long program at the second largest university in the Czech Republic.

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View of the old town hall in Tartu Raekoja Plats, Estonia.

University of Tartu, Estonia

The University of Tartu, founded in 1632, is one of the oldest and most venerable research universities in the Baltic countries.

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View from tower of Saint Peters Church on Riga city, Latvia

University of Latvia, Riga

Study for a semester through an ISEP or MAUI-Utrecht Exchange in the Baltic Region. Russian Studies program available.

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Street view of Vilnius, Lithuania. Buildings on either side of an empty, tree-lined street. There are people on the sidewalks. Blue sky with white fluffy cloud.

Vilnius University, Lithuania

Study for a semester or academic year through an ISEP or MAUI-Utrecht Exchange at Vilnius University, the oldest and largest Lithuanian higher Education institution.

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Krakow in the evening

Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Spend a semester or academic year in Poland through MAUI-Utrecht.

Travel to Krakow, Poland

The Palace of Culture in Lasi Romania

Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Lași, Romania

KU partners with the MAUI-Utrecht Exchange MAUI-Utrecht to offer this program in Lași, Romania. Study abroad for a semester or an academic year at Romania's oldest university.

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Bratislava, Slovakia aerial view

Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Study abroad for a semester or the academic year through MAUI-Utrecht at the largest university in Slovakia.

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City of Ljubljana, Slovenia. View of city rooftops, mostly terracotta colored. Castle-like building at center of photo on a hill covered in trees. blue sky with white puffy clouds

Univerza Ljubljana, Slovenia

Study business and social sciences in English in one of Europe's most beautiful hidden gem cities in the spring semester or during the whole academic year at Slovenia's oldest and largest university.

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View of Ljubljana, Slovenia from a river

SELF & BLP, Ljubljana, Slovenia

SELF & BLP in Slovenia: BLP and SELF in Slovenia is a joint program between the SELF Engineering Leadership Fellows Program and the Business Leadership Program. Explore engineering and business practices in the beautiful country of Slovenia during this faculty-led summer program. Program open to students in the SELF Engineering Leadership Program or the Business Leadership Program.

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The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque and museum of Istanbul, Turkey

University of Bahcesehir, Istanbul, Türkiye

Earn three law credits while you spend three weeks studying at one of Turkey's best universities, the University of Bahcesehir in Istanbul.

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Beautiful view of the Dominican Cathedral, the Assumption Church and the historic center of Lviv, Ukraine on a sunny day

KU Language Institute in L'viv, Ukraine

This six-week program offers a unique opportunity for students to study intensive Ukrainian language and area studies (political transition, society, economics, and culture) in L'viv.
*This program is on hold due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine*

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