Kanagawa students sitting in City Commissioners' meeting seats at Lawrence City Hall

Kanagawa Program

Regular Program - January 29 - February 26, 2020

Regular and Internship Program -- January 29 - March 7, 2020

This program is sponsored by Kanagawa University in Hiratsuka, Japan. Only participants selected by the sponsor are eligible for the program.

International Short Programs (ISP) of the University of Kansas welcomes students from Kanagawa University each year.  This program is the longest running short-term program with more than 20 years of connection between the two KUs!

Students live in a residence hall on campus and study English and U.S. culture in the classroom and in the community every week,  On weekends they go on field trips and have a short homestay with an American family.

Students are taught by Applied English Center teachers and supported by ISP staff and ambassadors (KU students).  We love working with each year’s group of students from Kanagawa University, and we are anticipating another great program in 2022!

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.

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