International Short Programs (ISP) partners with KU partner universities and not-for-profit international education organizations to design, facilitate, and deliver customized English language and culture short programs according to a group’s needs and goals.  International Short Programs offers programs in general English language enrichment and English for specific purposes (ESP). Examples of ESP programs and courses offered include English for business, English for medical professions, English for research purposes and English for mathematics. We provide comprehensive, people-focused services and program logistics from before arrival through the program’s end to ensure participants have a soft-landing into a new culture.

English language and culture programs typically range from one month to one year; their focus is to build English language proficiency and provide a variety of opportunities for cultural enrichment. Special components such as short internships, community service, and visits to connect with the local community can be included. Certificates of participation are awarded at the end of the program. For more information, contact Aaron Huerter, International Short Programs Interim Director, at aahuerter@ku.edu or isp@ku.edu