Services for International Employees & Scholars

KU/United Healthcare plan

The University of Kansas offers health insurance to international students and international J scholars. The health insurance company that administers the plan is called United Healthcare.  It is not required that all J-1 scholars use this plan; however, the level of coverage is typically much better than other insurance options that just meet the U.S. Department of State requirements. One of the benefits of this plan is that you can enroll monthly instead of annually, and you can purchase additional insurance such as dental and vision coverage. The current monthly price is $148. If you wish to add dental or vision you will submit a seperate enrollment form.



To enroll in United Healthcare insurance, please complete this online enrollment form. Once you complete and submit the enrollment form your eligibility will be verified by International Support Services. Within 3-5 business days, you will receive a payment link and will be able to pay via credit card. For additional information about the insurance policy please read the United Healthcare brochure. Please note that it will use the word student, but J-1 visiting scholars are eligible for this insurance.

Please note that you are not required to purchase this specific plan, but you are required to purchase insurance that meets U.S. Department of State Regulations.

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.