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Pre-Academic Programs

International Short Programs (ISP) partners with not-for-profit international education organizations to design, facilitate and deliver academic, intensive English language and professional training as well as social and cultural orientation for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals. ISP provides 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. Most pre-academic program students and professionals are funded by the U.S. Department of State. Certificates of participation are awarded at the end of the program. Following the pre-academic program, participants attend universities across the U.S. to earn degrees or participate in a year-long program of non-degree, advanced study and professional networking and work experiences in their fields. For more information, contact Margaret Coffey, International Short Programs Director, at mcoffey@ku.edu or isp@ku.edu