K-State Education Abroad Newsletter December 2021

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Goss Discovery Scholarship

Any full-time KSU student nominated and accepted to an *active exchange program for the Fall 2022 semester is guaranteed to receive a $5,000 scholarship.

*The University of Economics in Prague exchange program is excluded from this scholarship for Fall 2022 as students participating on that exchange program are guaranteed to receive the Megan E. Taylor Czech Republic Student Award.

Active exchange programs in Fall 2022 that are eligible for this scholarship include:

For additional details, please click here.

Student Abroad Spotlight

Ciao, my name is Sara Schlickau and I am a senior at K-State studying Bakery Science and Global Food Systems Leadership with a minor in Food Science. This semester, I am studying abroad at Florence University of Arts in Florence, Italy!

There are so many places you can go to study abroad and choosing a program best suited for YOUR needs is a must. I chose the Florence University of the Arts because of the courses I could take. My classes are: Everything Chocolate, Health and Fitness on the Mediterranean, Farm to Table, Grow Green Learn Italian, and Cultural Introduction to Italy. Other things to think about when looking for a program: Location, cost of program/living, cultural acceptance of minority groups such as LGBTQ+, and more.

Being a first of my family to study abroad, I wasn’t sure what to expect! I didn’t realize how accessible travel would be to me. A lot can be done in a 24, 48 or 72 hour time period. Here are some helpful tips I wish I would have known before getting to Italy surrounding travel:

1. Think of a few destinations you’re interested in going to before your experience starts. By having a general plan you can book tickets (flight & train), and sleeping accommodations early to get the best rates! Prices will go up significantly the longer you wait.

2. Websites like Airbnb have an experience option. You can find cool tours or classes in the towns you go to. I’m going to Paris this weekend and am excited to take a tour of the city in a motorcycle sidecar!! Don’t forgot to look into these tours/experiences in the city you are staying in too!!

3. You will be walking significantly more than you do at home, so bring practical shoes. I walk around 5-7 miles a day now!! I wore white sneakers almost everyday for the first month and a half and still got bad blisters. By eliminating extra impractical shoes, you’ll have more room for other items in your suitcase.

4. Don’t forget an electronic adapter!

5. Keep some type of journal to document your experience! The days fly by and I am thankful I have somewhere to document this adventure.

If you would like to be featured in a future “student abroad spotlight” or “alumni spotlight”, please email us at

Program Spotlight: KSU in London

Kansas State University, in collaboration with Academic Programs International (API) and University of the Arts London, offers students the opportunity to study in London for a summer alongside other KSU students, as well as students from around the world. University of the Arts London specializes in art, design, communications, fashion, and the performing arts.

“KSU in London” offers courses in English, on-site student support services, 24 hour emergency support, and a wide variety of extracurricular activities for students. Students will earn 6 credit hours toward their KSU major, minor, or other degree requirements. Click here to learn more about this exciting summer opportunity in London!

Summer 2022 Faculty Led Programs

Faculty-led programs are short-term study tours over breaks, intersessions, or summer in which you learn and travel with a K-State professor and students. Cultural activities and excursions are often included. Below is a list of faculty-led programs that are currently accepting applications for Summer 2022. Click the title links to learn more about the program and to apply!

Kansas State University in Italy: This is KSU’s premiere summer study abroad program in Italy and is open to all students and majors. Students will study with KSU faculty members at the Centro Studi Citta di Orvieto and earn KSU credit. To learn more about the different programs and to apply, click here.

Spanish and Culture in Mexico: This affordable five-week program takes place at International House language school in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Open to intermediate Spanish language students.

KSU in Berlin: KSU in Berlin is an affordable ten-day, faculty-led study abroad program in Berlin and Potsdam that focuses on German culture through Berlin’s architectural memory and topography. This program is open to all KSU students.

Biology and Creative Writing in Costa Rica: Travel through a variety of biomes, observe plants, animals, and environments, and write personal essays about your experiences! This two-week, program will visit Costa Rica’s tropical rainforests and cloud forests, river valleys, and coastal beaches. Open to all KSU students.

Spanish and Culture in Spain: Learn about the rich cultural history of Northen Spain on this 5-week program based in Pamplona. For intermediate and advanced Spanish language students.

Click the graphic below to request an appointment with an Education Abroad Advisor and the advisor for your college will reach out to you!

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