Services for International Employees & Scholars

Family Resources

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.

Work Authorization

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.

Small World of Lawrence»

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.

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.