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. The purpose of the approval is to ensure that UK courses taught abroad meet college-approved learning objectives and outcomes. The Curriculum Approval Form must be submitted to UK Education Abroad at least two months prior to program departure.
The UK International Center prioritizes the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Studying and traveling abroad requires a great deal of preparation including but not limited to personal health and safety, cultural expectations, academic expectations, etc. UK Education Abroad provides many optional and required orientation meetings, readings and activities for all participants.
Pre-Departure Orientation: Faculty & Staff Program Directors (Required)
Understanding how to avoid basic problems and knowing what to do when an incident occurs is key to conducting a safe and successful program abroad. Most UK Sponsored program directors and participants experience moderate incidents and emergencies such as lost items, petty theft, and typical health situations such as colds, allergies, etc. Fortunately, it is rare for UK faculty and staff program directors and students to encounter traumatic events such as aggressive violence, significant bodily injury, or civil unrest. However, the best time to prepare for an incident or emergency is BEFORE one occurs. UK Education Abroad facilitates a pre-departure orientation for all program directors approx. 1-3 months prior to program departure, typically at the end of the semester preceding travel. The director orientation will cover topics ranging from participant health and safety, emergency response protocol, handling finances abroad, establishing student codes of conduct, compliance with academic and university protocol, etc.
UK Sponsored Faculty Orientation Dates
UK Sponsored Embedded Faculty Orientation Dates