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1G in LONDON

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Education Abroad at UK provides an opportunity for students to study, research and intern abroad. Less than 9% of the students who study abroad at UK are first generation. To encourage this experience additional grants and scholarships are available in you are considering an abroad experience. To begin researching programs or meet with a peer ambassador or advisor, please go to 315 Bradley Hall or visit http://www.uky.edu/international/educationabroad.

FIRST ADVENTURES IN A GLOBAL MARKETPLACE

One program designed specifically for first generation students at UK is the First Adventures in a Global Marketplace. Led by adjunct Communications faculty member Matthew Deffendall, the three week summer program examines how multinational corporations communicate in a 21st century global marketplace. The course is taught in London, England, and includes a mix of in class discussion, business site visits, group activities and excursions.

HOUSING IN LONDON
Students will be housed two per room in centrally-located studio style flats, with a private bathroom and kitchen in each unit. Each student will have a desk, and all bedding kitchen equipment will be provided. Laundry and ironing facilities are available for student use, and high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. The classroom will be on site. The building is the Princess Beatrice House, 192 Finborough Road, SW10 9BA.

The building has been completely refurbished and is equipped with an elevator. It is situated in the Earls Court area of London, within five minutes' walk to tube and bus routes, with Harrods and Piccadilly Circus/West End area just a 10 minute tube ride away.

Earl's Court is an area in London's trendiest boroughs, Chelsea and Kensington, with plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. It is also home to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, one of the country's largest indoor arenas and a popular concert venue and Chelsea Football Stadium. Former residents include Diana, Princess of Wales, Freddie Mercury, Stewart Granger, Alfred Hitchcock, and Benjamin Britten. The building is next to the beautiful garden-like Brompton cemetery, a property managed by the Royal Parks that is one of the Magnificent Seven.

For questions, contact Matthew Deffendall at (859) 257-1925 or matthew.deffendall@uky.edu.