Services for International Employees & Scholars

Utility Services

Gas - Black Hills Energy -»

Electricity – Westar Energy -»

Contact the company as soon as possible, once you have a permanent address and know what day you want your service to begin. Homes and apartments in the area are heated by natural gas, but most appliances are run on electricity.

Water -»

Water is often paid for by the landlord.  If you arrange your own water service, contact the municipal water district in Lawrence.

Garbage and recycling

Most landlords also provide garbage service. Be sure to ask about this before signing the lease.  In most cases, the water and garbage service are billed together.


There are multiple internet and cable companies that provide service in Lawrence.  Internet and cable service may be included in your lease.  These are three popular service providers in Lawrence:

Comcast –»

AT&T –»

WOW -»

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
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.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times