Services for International Employees & Scholars

Utility Services

Gas - Black Hills Energy -»

Electricity – Westar Energy -»

Contact the company as soon as possible, once you have a permanent address and know what day you want your service to begin. Homes and apartments in the area are heated by natural gas, but most appliances are run on electricity.

Water -»

Water is often paid for by the landlord.  If you arrange your own water service, contact the municipal water district in Lawrence.

Garbage and recycling

Most landlords also provide garbage service. Be sure to ask about this before signing the lease.  In most cases, the water and garbage service are billed together.


There are multiple internet and cable companies that provide service in Lawrence.  Internet and cable service may be included in your lease.  These are three popular service providers in Lawrence:

Comcast –»

AT&T –»

WOW -»

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.