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Support International Educational Experiences

"Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving."
-- Terry Pratchett

Why do students go on International Educational Experiences (IEEs)?
An International Educational Experience is a transformational Experience. It changes the lens through which our students see their world-they see their patients with new eyes; they hear with new ears; the familiar is no longer mundane, but has new meaning for them. When the advisors in OIP meet with each student, we listen deeply to what our students are looking for in an IEE and do everything in our power to move a dream into reality, a tangible plan, because we know that while completing an IEE impacts a person's life, not completing one also impacts a person's life. 

How much does an IEE cost?
The cost depends on the location the student chooses.  Students can spend between $1,500-$5,000 on an IEE. 

Is there a way I can support IEEs?

Yes! We have two opportunities for you to support IEEs.

Fundraiser through SavArt Gallery
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Proceeds from the print sells of the Michael Savage KUMC painting will go to a KUMC OIP fund to support student International Educational Experiences.  Official 2019 fundraising through SavArt in which an individual may purchase a signed copy will be held from April 22- May 24 2019.


Giclee Prints (colorful prints on paper that Mike titles and signs each. They come with a hard backing board in a clear plastic sleeve to protect them until they can be framed.) We have 3 sizes available for print: 
Small: 12" on the longest side. Retail: $45. KUMC receives $15 for each purchased during fundraiser. 
Medium: 17" on the longest side. Retail: $70. KUMC receives $23 for each purchased during fundraiser. 
Large: 22" on the longest side. Retail: $95. KUMC receives $32 for each purchased during fundraiser. 

Ornaments 2.5"x3.5" image sandwiched between two pieces of glass with silver solder bordering the image. A colorful bead dangles from the bottom of the image and a silver hook comes is at the top of the ornament. They come in a gift box with a red ribbon. Ornaments retail for $35 and KUMC gets $IO per ornament sold. 

For additional opportunities to purchase products or inquiries about the painting or fundraising, please contact OIP at

International Educational Experiences Auction
November 2019

Your $10 Addmittance Gets You:
Entry to the Silent Auction
Entry to the Live Auction
Food and Drink throughout the evening

All proceeds from the auction benefit International Educational Experiences for all KUMC students.

Last modified: Apr 23, 2019