All participants of approved, credit-bearing Education Abroad at UK programs are enrolled in ISP 599 at UK for 1 credit hour. This pass/fail course keeps students classified as full-time and thus allows a student to utilize federal financial aid and most institutional aid for his/her education abroad program. Students are charged tuition at the standard tuition rate for one credit hour. Additionally, this required course serves to provide each student with the necessary information, preparation, and support to successfully navigate the Education Abroad process through various orientation sessions on-campus and via virtual learning. More specifically, this ISP 599 course seeks to:
Holistically prepare students for their education abroad experience (i.e. academically, culturally, administratively, etc.)
Link the Pre-Departure, Abroad, and Re-Entry processes in order to cultivate intellectual and intercultural learning.
Assist students in connecting the international experience to their academic, professional, and/or personal endeavors.
In completing the requirements of ISP 599, students will be able to:
Adequately and appropriately prepare for the Education Abroad experience.
Articulate how the Education Abroad experience enhances their academic, professional, and/or personal life.
Identify opportunities to maximize their international engagement in the campus and local community.
To receive a P (passing grade) in this course, students are required to complete all components as outlined in the ISP 599 syllabus. To learn more about the ISP 599 course, please view the ISP 599 syllabus [PDF].
You must attend one of the following Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions as required by ISP 599. To learn more about ISP 599 requirements and course expectations please review the syllabus [PDF]. If you have a class conflict with your orientation, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.
WInter 2014-15 Programs (except CCSA)
Tuesday, November 17th from 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Student Center Small Ballroom
Winter 2015 CCSA Program ONLY Orientation:
Wednesday, December 3rd from 4:00 - 5:30pm in the Gallery of the W.T. Young Library
Spring 2015 Programs
Monday, November 17th from 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Student Center Small Ballroom; or
Tuesday, November 18th from 5:30 - 7:00pm in the Student Center Small Ballroom
Re-Entry Sessions (Welcome Back)
Education Abroad at UK will hold several Re-Entry (Welcome Back) sessions on campus. You will be required to attend ONE of the following sessions, all of which will take place in the Small Ballroom of the Student Center at the below specified times. Please make sure that you attend the session that corresponds to the country or region where your program took place.
During this session we will discuss how to "unpack" your education abroad experience and how you intend to use it now that you have returned. Please note only students who participated on a Spring 2014, Summer 2014 or Academic Year 2013-14 are required to attend the following sessions.
France, Italy & Switzerland
Thursday, September 4th, Student Center Small Ballroom, 4:30 - 6:00pm
Mexico, Central America & South America
Thursday, September 4th, Student Center Small Ballroom, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Asia, Australia, New Sealand, Africa, Middle East & Canada
Monday, September 8th, Student Center Small Ballroom, 4:30 - 6:00pm
Spain, Belgium, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary & Multi-Site (i.e. Semester at Sea)
Monday, September 8th, Student Center Small Ballroom, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Germany, Austria, Netherlands & Denmark
Tuesday, September 9th, Student Center Small Ballroom, 4:30 - 6:00pm
UK, Ireland, Norway, FInland, Iceland, Latvia, Poland & Russia
Tuesday, September 9th, Student Center Small Ballroom, 6:00 - 7:30pm
If you are a graduating immediately after your program ends, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor to let them know. If you are a graduate student, you are not required to complete these items based on an agreement with the University.
COST students will not be required to attend one of the above Re-Entry (Welcome Back) sessions as they will have their own via the COST program and will be contacted at a later date.
For questions, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.