It is important for program participants to begin planning for their international experience early. Adequate preparation can give peace of mind and ease the adjustment to a new environment. Additionally, all participants on credit-bearing programs will be invited to attend an on-campus, pre-departure orientation in which our professional staff will review topics related to health and safety. Follow the below checklist of items to complete before you travel.
All participants in University-approved or -sponsored international education travel experiences must register their international education travel experience with the UK International Center and comply with all other guidelines regarding academic advising and risk management, attend any required orientations, and pay all applicable tuition, administrative and program fees, per University Administrative Regulation 4:9. Please register here. If you are applying for an international rotation or clerkship as part of your graduate or professional education, apply here. http://www.uky.edu/international/rotation
All program participants will receive an online pre-departure handbook outlining best practices for maintaining good health and safety. Check with your program faculty and staff for additional pre-departure orientation materials related to your selected program. You can download a PDF version of the handbook here.
It is important for program participants to begin planning for their international experience early. Learn about personal health, personal safety and cultural awareness here.
Travel Medical Insurance
Participants in any University-approved or sponsored international education travel experience, whether credit-bearing or non-credit-bearing, are required to purchase Travel Medical Insurance through the International Center (UKIC). UKIC may grant exceptions in cases when participants have existing coverage that meets the minimum standards of the University or are participating in external programs that offer uniform coverage that meets the minimum standards of the University. No exceptions are granted to participants of international group travel experiences. Click here for more information.
Policies on Educational Travel
Per Administrative Regulation AR 4:9, the University does not sponsor or approve international travel for educational purposes in a country for which a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning is in effect. Click here to learn more about exceptions and the appeal process as well as a listing of sites with active travel warnings.