2023 Kansai students volunteering outside

Kansai Program

Welcome to the University of Kansas International Short Programs (ISP).  We are excited to meet you and work with you during your time in Kansas.  Your program will include intensive English study, the possibility of university academic course work and cultural enrichment through campus and Lawrence community outreach.  You will be living in campus housing and have the opportunity to meet many American students.  There are student groups you can join and activities you can participate in while you are here.  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 in  Kansas.


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

March - December 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