Services for International Employees & Scholars


Kansas can experience a wide range of weather throughout the year and it is very unpredictable.  Winter blizzards, violent windstorms and heavy rains are common throughout the state, and its climate on occasion produces rapid temperature extremes.  Generally the summers are quite warm, the winters are mild, and the humidity is on the moderate side.  Early evening thunderstorms are common in summer, and tornados can strike the state in the spring.

Severe Weather

For more information on KU's inclement weather policies and procedures related to the university closing, refer to the following links:

Severe weather and classes FAQ»

Winter weather and procedures policy»

Inclement weather FAQ for employees»

Weather Alert Notification Service

You may sign up for severe weather alerts to receive a text message.  This alert system is based on county.  Lawrence is located in Douglas County.  Since tornados typically move northeast, it is a good idea to sign up for alerts in counties that are to the south and west of your residential area.

We strongly recommend that you sign up for severe weather alert notifications. 

Counties to the west of Douglas County are Franklin, Osage and Shawnee.

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.