Community Activities

There are several ways that spouses who are not enrolled at KU can meet other people and learn English. Small World is a voluntary community organization that brings American and international women together. English classes, handicraft classes, and child care are part of the meetings. The meetings are held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Small World does not meet during the summer.

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department offers many different classes for adults and children. There are classes in handicrafts, arts, and sports. This is a good way to meet some American people.

The Lawrence Arts Center offers classes for adults and children in subjects such as painting, dance and theater.

One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester year, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents.
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