AEC Student Handbook

Welcome to the University of Kansas (KU) and the Applied English Center (AEC).  The AEC Student Handbook is an updated and useful resource for AEC students, providing information about English language classes, the AEC staff, and practical matters such as transportation, recreation, and healthcare in Lawrence.

AEC students are always welcome to talk with cross-cultural advisors and other members of the AEC staff.  We will gladly try to answer your questions concerning the AEC, KU and the Lawrence community. 

Best wishes for a successful stay at KU! 


AEC Student Handbook Contents

AEC Program

Living in Lawrence

Resources and Contact Information


Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
The AEC comprises three units: the Intensive English Program, Short-term Programs, and KU Outreach Programs.
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 550 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
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