Services for International Employees & Scholars

iHawk is a web-based electronic system designed to allow departments and scholars/employees to submit request forms to International Programs and their department for review and approval.  This system is designed to increase speed, efficiency, and accuracy of the application process.  iHawk will eliminate unnecessary delays and data entry errors while streamlining the process.  If you need assistance with iHawk, you can consulate the appropriate iHawk manual or contact IP staff for assistance (Shawn Wettlaufer 4-4146 or or Access Request issues

iHawk is used by the international offices at KU (International Student Services and International Programs) to fulfill the institution's obligations in monitoring and reporting to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State and the Department of Labor for international students, employees and scholars.  The iHawk system has a nightly interface through which it receives international student and employee records from KU's PeopleSoft system.

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.