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.

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International Calendar

One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
Start working on your degree now! You can take university classes for credit at the same time you are taking English classes.
Earn university credits now! You can use 9 AEC credits as elective credits toward your KU degree in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, and Architecture.
Fulfill a university requirement! Completion of your English proficiency requirements means you have finished your foreign language requirement at the University of Kansas.
We have computers just for you! The AEC has its own computer lab that AEC students can use for free.
We have tutoring just for you! The AEC has an Academic Resource Center where AEC students can get free tutoring from AEC teachers.
We have Conversation Groups just for you! You can practice your English language conversation skills at our AEC Conversation Groups.
Need help? Have a question? The AEC has a team of cross-cultural advisors ready to answer your questions and help you with any problem you are facing.
We are experts at what we do! AEC faculty and administrators have a total of 701 years in International Education.