REQUEST A CLASSROOM VISIT
UK Education Abroad employs a number of professional staff as well as student staff through the Education Abroad Peer Ambassador internship program to assist students throughout the entire process, from program selection to pre-departure to program return. Invite an EA Peer Ambassador to your class or organization meeting or use the EA 101 video below to promote education abroad to your students below.
REQUEST PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
UK Education Abroad is happy to share materials with campus offices. Please allow at least one week for delivery.
REQUEST AN INFORMATION SESSION
UK Education Abroad is happy to assist in the promotion and facilitation of education abroad events and information sessions.You will receive a confirmation from Education Abroad once your session has been scheduled. NOTE: Info Session requests should be made at least one week in advance.
NEW PROGRAM PROPOSAL
Faculty and staff members organizing UK Sponsored programs should submit the UK EA program proposals 9-12 months prior to program departure. Programs with a shorter timeline are rarely successful in recruiting the necessary number of students. The information and documentation requested on the program proposal form is used by UK Education Abroad to begin building the program’s unique webpage and application as well as ensure compliance with Administrative Regulation 4:9 and University Senate requirements.
RECURRING PROGRAM PROPOSAL
Faculty and staff members organizing UK Sponsored programs that have already ran should submit the UK EA recurring program proposals.
In addition to the department chair and college dean’s approval, to further ensure appropriate academic oversight, the University Senate requires that all UK courses taught as part of a credit-bearing, faculty-directed education abroad program obtain college-level Curriculum Committee approval each time the course is taught abroad. This requirement applies to all courses, even those that have already been approved by the University Senate to be taught domestically.
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANT
The International Center (UKIC) maintains a fund to support faculty international travel for the purposes of establishing a UK faculty-directed education abroad program. Grants may be awarded for either a course that embeds an international education travel component into a fall or spring residential course or a program to be offered during the summer or winter intersessions. The proposal must relate to a new program that will be offered within two years of receipt of funding. Applicants must be eligible to receive at least 25% matching funds (e.g., cash or in-kind contributions) from their college/department or external funding sources and are strongly encouraged to seek additional funding sources.
SITE VISIT REQUEST FORM
The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) maintains a small fund to encourage and support UK faculty and staff members to conduct short site visits to our established education abroad programs. Knowing that UK faculty and staff members often travel abroad, the goal of these grant funds is to cover additional expenses associated with conducting a site visit as an add-on to previously arranged travel (i.e., housing, meals, local transportation).
SITE VISIT REPORT FORM
Grant recipients are asked to provide feedback by completing a Report on Program Site Visit. The Education Abroad office staff reviews the information in these reports as part of our mission to continually assess and improve programming. Unless permitted, feedback will not be shared directly with the host partner or on-site staff.