Email ISS Support with questions you may have regarding:
- Resources on campus and in the Lawrence community such as housing, food, or entertainment
- Questions about current events or US cultural practices
- Academic support and help for students
- Questions such as how to take the train from Lawrence or the best place to buy a particular food in the area
Click here to email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The ISS Answer Box is intended to answer general questions and to assist international students and scholars in learning more about life in the U.S. ISS will partner with university and community partners and post answers for public review. If you have specific question of a personal nature, please continue to contact ISS at email@example.com or 785-864-3617 to address matters privately.
Click here for tips and strategies to help you succeed in online learning.
Click here for 5 Steps for Time Management.
Click here for Online Exam Tips.
Click here for Tips to Stay Happy and Healthy
Click here to access the recording of the Town Hall Meeting for KU International Students.
Due to the current outbreak, many companies are offering adjusted services or online services for free. Below are a few examples of free or adjusted services which you may find useful. We hope that everyone will stay healthy, safe and engaged during this time.
LUNCH DOODLE- Join Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, Mo Willems, every day for his LUNCH DOODLE. Draw, doodle, and explore new ways of writing.
Louvre- Visit the world's largest art museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries online.
Metropolitan Opera- Stream encore opera presentations on the company website for the duration of the closure.
Discovery Education- Virtual field trips to remarkable places and amazing experiences.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity- Resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Set up a free account here. After membership activation, COVID-19 Support Resources for instructors may be found at: https://www.facultydiversity.org/covid19.
Scholastic Learn at Home- Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
Virtual Field Trips- This link allows visits to place around the world without leaving your home.
Exercise and Meditation:
Down Dog- Free online Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute Workouts.
Headspace- Meditation for everyday life including meditations, sleep, and movement exercises.
P.E. With Joe- 30-minute workouts complete with warmup, workout and cool down.
Checkers Express- Checkers now offers online grocery shopping.
Curbside KC- Kansas City area and Lawrence restaurants offering takeout, curbside takeout, and/or delivery through the next several weeks.
Dillons Food Stores- Updates on hours, online shopping and grocery delivery.
Downtown Lawrence- List of Lawrence open businesses, temporary closings and reduced hours.
Sunrise Community Shelves- Free food and personal care products.
Westwood House- The Westwood House food pantry will be open Sunday through Thursday from 3-6pm.
Religious Services- Many places of worship are now streaming worship or prayer services online. Check individual websites for options.
Several internet service providers are also offering service at no-cost, low-cost or with waived fees.
CDC Recommended Face Coverings- Sew and no-sew face covering tutorials.
Coloring Book for Kids- A new coloring book has been designed to help children understand and cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
Face Mask Sewing Instructions- How to make an easy face mask that's washable and reusable with spare fabric.
International Support Services does not contract with these companies and you may find another company which offers a better service for your needs.
Campus Map - This map of campus will help you navigate to your classes and appointments.
Map of Lawrence, Kansas - This map of Lawrence will help you find your way around the city.
KU Parking Services - If you own a car and wish to park on campus, this is where
you purchase your parking permit.
KU and Lawrence Bus Service - KU and the City of Lawrence, collaborate to provide public transportation around the city of Lawrence. Students and staff ride free with a valid KU ID. Bus schedules are found here.
Culture Shock - All students experience this during their time studying abroad. Learn about the causes and tips to over come the effect.
Home Sickness - Being away from home and family is often challenging. Here are some tips for dealing with home sickness.
International Peer Support - Staffed by international students, for international student, the International Peer Support group can help you navigate your transition at KU.
CAPS - Counseling and Psychological Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal and family problems.
Academic Integrity - As a student you are held to particular standards of academic integrity. This website explains those standards.
Study Skills - Learning how to study effectively will help you maximize your educational experience.
Time Management - Learning how to study effectively will help you maximize your educational experience.
Academic Support - The Academic Achievement & Access center can assist you in finding tutoring for your classes.
Writing Center - The Writing Center helps students improve and prefect their writing style.
Student Organizations - KU offers over 600 student run clubs and organizations.
Watkins Health Services - On campus health, wellness and medical services available to students.
International Support Services can provide various information sessions and trainings for interested departments, offices, or organizations on campus. Our staff is well-versed in topics such as F-1 and J-1 immigration regulations, employment opportunities for international students, cross-cultural communication and cultural adjustment, student support services, and more.
Please provide us with some brief information through the form below and an ISS representative will follow up with you as soon as possible regarding your request.