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On February 20, 2018, alumni and friends from all over the world will come together to support the University of Kansas during KU's first 24-hour giving campaign. This historic fundraising event is the perfect opportunity to show your Jayhawk pride by supporting the KU programs and passions most meaningful to you.

Honors Program Development Fund


Mary Klayder Study Abroad Fund for Honors Students ​

Over 27 years, Mary Klayder has taken more than 1,000 students to Great Britain and Costa Rica through 42 study abroad trips. These short-term programs are offered between semesters, allowing even more students to engage in study abroad during their short time at KU.

Help us ensure that these opportunities are available to Honors students for years to come! Contribute to the Mary Klayder Study Abroad Fund today!

British Summer Institute: The BSI allows students to earn seven hours of English, Art History, and Honors credit over a month-long tour of Great Britain. Students travel to York, Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands, and London, exploring English literature and art.

London Review: London Review students explore historical London in this three credit hour course.  The semester-long course prepares students for an embedded Spring Break trip to London. After returning from their week of studying landmarks like the Globe Theater, the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and more, students collaborate to publish a book of reviews and travel writing titled The London Review.

Travel Writing & Costa Rica: Over ten days in Costa Rica during Winter Break, students earn three credit hours while studying and practicing travel writing. Students are exposed to Costa Rican culture, politics, and ecology during their time visiting San Jose, the Monteverde cloud forests, Arenal Volcano National Park, and Manuel Antonio National Park.

$10 Bloomsbury - museum admission $200 Scottish Highlands - books and supplies
$25 Edinburgh - food for a day $500 Monteverde Cloud Forest - program fees
$50 San Jose - hotel stay for a night $1,000 Westminster Abbey - airfare abroad
$100 Globe Theatre - fees  

Other Ways of Giving to the Honors Program ​

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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Other ways to Give:

For information on other ways to give, please visit the KU Endowment web site. Or for information on other opportunities to assist the Honors Program, please contact Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, at (785) 864-4225 or kamf@ku.edu.

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