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.
BulgariaThis 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.
American University, Blagoevgrad, BulgariaAmerican University offers American-style liberal arts education with English as the language of instruction. AUBG is a multicultural institution in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria.
Prague, Czech RepublicMusic, 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.
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech RepublicStudy 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.
University of Tartu, EstoniaThe University of Tartu, founded in 1632, is one of the oldest and most venerable research universities in the Baltic countries.
University of Latvia, RigaStudy for a semester through an ISEP or MAUI-Utrecht Exchange in the Baltic Region. Russian Studies program available.
Vilnius University, LithuaniaStudy for a semester or academic year through an ISEP or MAUI-Utrecht Exchange at Vilnius University, the oldest and largest Lithuanian higher Education institution.
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, PolandSpend a semester or academic year in Poland through MAUI-Utrecht.
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Lași, RomaniaKU 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.
Comenius University, Bratislava, SlovakiaStudy abroad for a semester or the academic year through MAUI-Utrecht at the largest university in Slovakia.
Univerza Ljubljana, SloveniaStudy 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.
SELF & BLP, Ljubljana, SloveniaSELF & 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.
University of Bahcesehir, Istanbul, TürkiyeEarn three law credits while you spend three weeks studying at one of Turkey's best universities, the University of Bahcesehir in Istanbul.
KU Language Institute in L'viv, UkraineThis 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*