Academic Accelerator Program Blog

Experience a Different Type of Spring Break, an Alternative Break, Like Namoos Haider

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Apr 5, 2017 5:28:43 PM

We sit down with Namoos Haider, a first semester AAP student from Pakistan, who decided to spend her spring break, alternatively.

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KU Latin American Graduate Organization Highlights the Works of Seven Latin American Women Writers

Posted by Nadia Ruiz | Mar 22, 2017 1:38:25 PM

The University of Kansas has more than 600 student and community organizations registered with the university which allows students to get involved with their interests outside of the classroom. Getting involved in student organizations allows for leadership growth, opportunities for an early start in getting involved in your academic field and career networking, and to grow and develop more of your interests with other students on campus.

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Women Jayhawks of the World

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Mar 8, 2017 11:24:16 AM

Historically, women have been taught to be humble in the way as they talk about themselves. The AAP, the KU International Women's Association, and the KU International Student Services decided to create this campaign to honor and celebrate the active presence of women at KU. In these photos, each woman represents the breath of women on campus and the amazing impact they make on the KU community. They have chosen an adjective that represents themselves and the strengths that they use in their daily life, academic studies, the organizations they lead and the research they conduct.

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Student Spotlight: Shaohuan Hu

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Mar 1, 2017 3:38:26 PM

Name: Shaohuan Hu
Country of Citizenship: China
AAP Program: AAP3; Progressed
Major: Biology

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KU School of Business Wins Design Award

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Mar 1, 2017 12:05:32 PM

In a recent article by Interior Design Magazine, The KU School of Business was named #4 in Simply Amazing University Building Design. A worthy award thanks to the vision of Provost Neeli Bendepudi, formerly School of Business Dean and Gensler architects.

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Meet the Team: Rachel Davis

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Feb 15, 2017 3:45:16 PM

Rachel Davis is our career accelerator program (CAP) advisor.

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International Jayhawk Festival – Connecting KU’s International Community Together

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Feb 6, 2017 5:53:57 PM

KU celebrated its second annual International Jayhawk Festival at Daisy Hill Commons, a central location in the residence halls that reach more than one thousand students living in the residence buildings.

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High-Achieving AAP Students Gain Acceptance into Prestigious Honors Program

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Feb 1, 2017 3:21:36 PM

The KU Honors program is one of the oldest and most prestigious public university honors programs in the country. Students have an array of honors courses to choose from, a dedicated advising team, and numerous events and activities to help students grow and develop as scholars. The Honors program is located across from the residence halls with a dedicated study space, classrooms, and additional resources and amenities, making it convenient for all Honors scholars to connect with one another and thrive in their studies.

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Student Spotlight: Abdullah Abdlelah

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Jan 30, 2017 5:03:25 PM

Meet one of our progressed AAP students to learn more about his first year and a half at KU: 

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Major Spotlight: Aerospace Engineering is an Award-winning Degree

Posted by Lara Tenbarge | Jan 23, 2017 5:10:11 PM


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About the KU AAP

The Academic Accelerator Program (AAP) is an immersive year-long academic experience designed for talented international students with big dreams. Through its signature concierge services and exceptional first-year program, the AAP will make your transition to college and life in the U.S. a rewarding experience. 

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