KU International Affairs

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Friendly folks. Big city vibe.

With a population of about 92,000, Lawrence revolves around the university — it's impossible to walk downtown on Massachusetts Street and not spot an image of a Jayhawk. The downtown area has eclectic mix of retail shops, offices, beautiful green spaces, and a variety of music venues and art galleries. And no matter what you’re hungry for, from falafel to gourmet burgers to sushi, you’ll find it in Lawrence.

Forty minutes away is Kansas City with its world-famous barbeque, sporting venues, performing arts, cosmopolitan shopping, and hundreds of internship possibilities. The Kansas City International Airport is also just under an hour's drive from Lawrence, making it easy for students and Lawrence locals to travel not only around the country but around the globe.