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ISP 599: Study Abroad Course

All participants of approved, credit-bearing UK Education Abroad programs are enrolled in ISP 599 at UK for one 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, While 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].

Pre-Departure Orientation

Students participating on Education Abroad programs must attend one Pre-Departure Orientation Session as required by ISP 599. To learn more about ISP 599 requirements and course expectations please review the syllabus. If there is a class conflict with attendance at the mandatory orientation, please contact the appropriate Education Abroad Advisor.

Students who are participating in a Winter Intersession or Spring 2016 must attend one of the following Pre-Departure Orientation Session:

Monday, November 16th, 2015
4:15 - 6:15pm
Location – Whitehall Classroom Building 212

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
7:00 - 9:00pm
Location – Whitehall Classroom Building 212

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
6:00 – 8:00pm
Location – Whitehall Classroom Building 212

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
4:00 - 6:00pm
Location – Whitehall Classroom Building 214

Re-Entry Sessions (Welcome Back)

UK Education Abroad will hold four Re-Entry (Welcome Back) sessions on campus. Students will be required to attend ONE of the following sessions, all of which will take place in the Whitehall CB 118 at the below specified times.

During this session UK Education Abroad will reflect on students Education Abroad experience and discuss how they intend to use it now that they have returned as well as additional internationally-focused opportunities. Please note only students who participated on a Spring 2015, Summer I 2015 or Summer II 2015 program are required to attend the following sessions. 

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Whitehall CB 118, 4:00 - 5:30pm

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
Whitehall CB 118, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Whitehall CB 118, 3:00 - 4:30pm

Friday, September 12th, 2015
Whitehall CB 118, 4:30 - 6:00pm

If the student is graduating immediately after the program ends, please contact the appropriate Education Abroad Advisor to let them know. If the student is a graduate student, they 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 the appropriate Education Abroad Advisor.