2023 Fellows enjoying Clinton Lake

Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Pre-Academic Program

Welcometo the University of Kansas International Short Programs.  Congratulations on your award of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship.  We are looking forward to meeting you and working with you during your time in Kansas. 

Your program will provide necessary English language training, and academic, professional and cultural orientation to assist with your transition into U.S. academic and professional settings.  Through structured and informal learning activities, you will enhance your English skills, deepen your understanding of American society and the parameters of research activities, and get to know the American Midwest and its citizens.

To assist you in your adjustment to the American cultural reality, cross-cultural awareness and an appreciation of the dimensions of cultural diversity in the U.S. will be a component of the program.  You will also have opportunities to meet a variety of members of the university faculty and local community in support of this intellectual and personal adjustment.

We hope the information on this site will answer all of your questions.  If you need more information, please email your question to isp@ku.edu.

Expect to be busy, learn a lot and have fun inKansas!


This eight-week English and orientation program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Only participants selected by the sponsor are eligible for the program.


June 1 - July 28, 2023

Contact Information

The office is open from 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. You may call the office to contact ISP staff during those hours. During the evenings or weekends, if you need to speak with someone from the ISP, you should call 785-521-5944

ISP Office phone:  785-864-6161

Emergency phone:  785-521-5944

Erin Greer Smith


Office: 785-864-1557

Geri Lamer


Office: 785-864-1321

Elizabeth Gould


Office: 785-864-8288

Riki Suess


Office: 785-864-5018