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  • Locations: Worldwide, Worldwide
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: KSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 06/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes Minimum GPA: 3.0
Graduate or Undergraduate: Graduate, Undergraduate
Program Description:


Are you interested in taking your education abroad experience to a new level? Directed studies and/or research abroad is a great way to gain practical international research skills while earning college credit. 

What is a Directed Study/Research Abroad project?

Directed Study/Research Abroad Projects are one-time, individualized projects that the student designs and completes in conjunction with a KSU faculty member. These projects are not limited to any major and can be completed by students who gain approval from their academic department. We have had a student study Classroom Psychology in Costa Rica and another work with a refugee population in Nepal, the possibilities are nearly endless.

Directed study/research abroad projects are individualized and independent experiences that the student finds on their own or in conjunction with a KSU faculty member. You may be responsible for finding and arranging your own living and research conditions. While you must be able to take responsibility for your own safety, health and welfare while abroad, the Education Abroad Office and your faculty sponsor can provide support from KSU.

Academic Credit

Students will be issued credit by their academic department; the number of credit hours will be determined by your faculty advisor. Together with your faculty advisor you'll create a syllabus and/or learning contract listing all required reading, assignments, due dates, etc. and you will send updates to both your academic advisor and EAO periodically throughout your research.


Since directed study/research abroad projects are individualized experiences and costs will vary greatly. You will be responsible for paying your individual costs for your housing, meals, transportation, airfare, and any other costs associated with your project.

You will be charged for KSU for the following: tuition, institutional fee, international fee. International insurance is mandatory.

Important Deadlines to Have Your Documents Submitted to EAO

Spring Semester: October 30

Summer Semester: March 30

Fall Semester: June 30

Minimum GPA requirement for this program is 3.0 Institutional GPA

For more information, please contact Cynthia Tatis, International Programs Specialist - Education Abroad Office, by email at