Services for International Employees & Scholars

Counseling Services

In the United States, it is very common to talk with a counselor about problems or difficulties involving academic work, personal relationships, stress, unhappiness and an individual’s view of himself or herself.  In different cultures, these problems may be viewed and treated differently.  For example, if you experience difficulties when you are living in your home country, perhaps you would turn to your family and close friends.   During your stay you may feel the need to find substitute sources of emotional support.  In the United States., many people do not live near their families, and it is not always the custom for Americans to depend on their families to solve problems.  In many instances, Americans will choose to talk with professionals or trained volunteers about problems.  A counselor can help you determine what the difficulty is, be sympathetic about your situation, help you to see options, and help you resolve the difficulty.  By law, all conversations are kept confidential.

Bert Nash Community Health Center
www.bertnash.org»

Community Living Opportunities
www.clokan.org»  

DCCCA
www.dccca.org»

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
www.ldchealth.org»  


International Calendar

Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises three units: the Intensive English Program, Short-term Programs, and KU Outreach Programs.
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times