Intensive Summer Program

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The KU Language Training Center offers intensive, three-week summer language programs for members of the U.S. military.  Students will attend six hours of classroom instruction in their target language per day.  A library of popular films and music is available for students to use in their down time.

We offer language classes tailored to meet the specific needs of military linguists at the 1/1 proficiency levels.  Students are assigned to classes based upon current Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) scores and instructor recommendations.  Students receive certification of 90 hours of language training in addition to academic credit at the University of Kansas.

Dates for Summer 2018:

June 4 - 22 Spanish

Note:  Please schedule arrival on 2 or 3 June and departure on 23 or 24 June.

The Language Training Center will cover all instructional costs for the program; however, units are responsible for travel to and from the University of Kansas, as well as the costs for room and board.

We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please contact Mike DeHaven at or 785-864-3447 for questions related to the KU Summer Intensive Language Program.

CLPM Registration Form

Once the form is complete, email it to We will contact you with further information upon receipt.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a FAQ page including cost and housing information.


We have requested blocks of rooms at the Oread and Eldridge hotels at the government rate. The Oread is just off campus, within walking distance of the classrooms.

Click here for more information about the hotels: Oread Hotel, Eldridge Hotel

When you make your reservation, let them know you are attending the "LTC Summer Language Program" to get the government rate.

Reservations need to be made NLT 3 May 2018 in order to lock in the rate.


In addition to the numerous restaurants around Lawrence, dining is available at the Oread; the Underground in Wescoe Hall, the building where all classes will be held; at The Market in the Kansas Union; or the brand new Courtside Cafe, both of which are a quick walk from Wescoe Hall. We will give sufficient time for students to go to one of these locations or off-campus for lunch.

Transportation and Parking

  • GTS (Ground Transportation Services) offers shuttle service between the KU campus and the airport:
  • The KCI Roadrunner also offers both shuttle and contract service between the airport and Lawrence: Note that the scheduled shuttle does not stop at the KU campus, but bus service is available, or transportation from the drop-off point can be arranged.
  • Several rental car companies are also available at the KC airport.
  • If you are driving to Lawrence, you can find information and a map of parking at Visitor parking permits are available for $61 per week. Summer school will be in session, so you should not park in Yellow, Red, Blue or Gold Lots unless you have an appropriate permit. Also, avoid parking in the apartment complex lots.  Make sure you look for any parking signs before parking to avoid ticketing or towing.  

About Lawrence

Lawrence is located in the far eastern part of the state, about 35 miles from the Missouri border. Located midway between Kansas City and Topeka, Lawrence serves as a bedroom community for both cities. With a population of about ninety thousand, Lawrence combines a small town atmosphere with the resources and cultural opportunities that a major university provides. There is both a walkable downtown and a large commercial district with major national retailers. There are restaurants for every budget and taste, art galleries, live music and theatre venues for the times when you are not busy studying. Sports fans will also want to find time to visit Allen Field House, home to 2008 Men's NCAA National Champion Jayhawks and James Naismith's original handwritten rules of Basket Ball.

Lawrence has an excellent public transit system which students will be able to use for free throughout their stay.  This includes both the KU on Wheels and the Lawrence Transit system.

For more information, see the Explore Lawrence website.

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