Services for International Employees & Scholars

Check-In / Orientation

iHawk New Scholar Check-In

Prior to your arrival in the United States please complete the New Scholar e-forms in iHawk».   These forms gather required information for our office that includes your residential address in Lawrence, emergency contact information, a responsibility statement and submitting copies of your immigration documents (Form DS-2019, visa, passport, I-94 record) as well as health insurance information.  Please try to submit as much as possible before your arrival.

We recommend you print your I-94 Record» because you may need it for other purposes.

New Scholar Orientation

Register for New Scholar Orientation in your iHawk account».

Every J-1 scholar must attend a mandatory scholar orientation meeting. In these meetings you will be able to meet other scholars, as well as learn about your immigration status, your responsibilities in the United States, American culture, health care, appointment benefits at KU, how to apply for a social security number, how to get a State of Kansas driver's license, and activities on campus and in the surrounding area.  This meeting generally takes about 1.5 hours.  If your family is here with you, they are welcome to attend.

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.