Being separated from your family can be extremely difficult. If you would like to invite your family to visit you in the United States, please check your visa category for details about bringing dependents. If your children are here with you, they are most likely required to attend school. Please check the School Enrollment section of our website.
If your spouse wishes to work in the United States, s/he might be eligible to apply for work authorization with their current visa status. For more information, please consult with an advisor in International Programs or International Student Services. If they are outside the United States, you might wish to contact an advisor in International Programs to talk about possible visa options.
If your spouse decides to pursue a degree program or wants to take classes, they need to consult with the proper admitting unit at KU.
- Undergraduate Admissions
- Graduate level - contact the specific department in which you are interested in taking classes.
- Applied English Center
One of the largest support networks for international families, especially wives, is the Small World of Lawrence organization. They offer English language classes. The volunteers that support this organization are extremely friendly and very helpful.