Services for International Employees & Scholars

User Manuals

You can download pdf files with detailed instructions on how to process the various Department Services in iHawk.

J-1 Application

download user manual (pdf)

International Programs has transitioned to using online submission of e-forms to process J-1 scholar requests.  Your first step should be to request access to iHawk.  Once you have direct access you will be able to submit requests to International Programs in iHawk.  You will be able to manage and track individual cases in iHawk.

J-1 Extension

Department Users must begin the J-1 extension process in iHawk. You can review conditions that have to be met to before any extension can be approved.  There is no user manual for the J-1 Extension process because it is very simple and straight forward.  If you have problems navigating iHawk please contact an advisor in International Programs.

H-1B Applications

Please continue to use the fill-able pdf files to submit an H-1B application request to International Programs.


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