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Former EA Ambassadors Join the Peace Corps

By: Zachary Dodson Two University of Kentucky graduates will join the Peace Corps this year to pursue service opportunities across the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (pictured right) and Olivia Brown (pictured left) will leave the U.S. for 27 months...

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New Study Shows Economic Benefits of International Students

A new economic tool created by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA) and the Indiana University Office of International Services shows the positive impact international students have on the national and state economies. In...

Two UK Students Awarded Prestigious Heidelberg Scholarship

Two University of Kentucky students were awarded the Heidelberg Scholarship to support their Education Abroad experiences at the University of Heidelberg, Germany during the 2013-2014 academic year. Juniors Parker Britton and Jessica Ankenman...

Students from Saudi Arabia visit UK College of Pharmacy

Six students from Jazan University, in Saudi Arabia, spent four weeks studying clinical pharmacy at UK’s top-ranked College of Pharmacy. Jazan University, a public research university based in the city of Jazan, which rests by the Red Sea on the...

Sri Lanka's Ambassador Explores Affiliations with UK

As our world continues to become increasingly interconnected via technology, opportunities for universities to collaborate across the globe also are increasing. On Friday, July 12, the University of Kentucky is hosting a visit by the Sri Lankan...

From UK to the UK: Student to Study at Fulbright Summer Institute

University of Kentucky junior Mary Kate Elliott, from Elizabethtown, Ky., has been selected for a place at a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at Nottingham-Trent University in Nottinghamshire, England, on one of the most prestigious and...

Recent International Alumni Learns Music in Another Language

For one University of Kentucky (UK) alumni, distance was no object when pursuing his dreams of becoming an opera singer. Francisco Bedoy, a 24-year-old UK graduate, grew up in Ayutla, Jalisco, Mexico, where he developed a strong interest in...

Three UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Abroad

Thee University of Kentucky students have been awarded the fall 2013 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship by the Institute of International Education to support their study abroad experiences. The Gilman Scholarship is a congressionally...

Global Initiative: Menore Lake started the online news magazine “World Report”

Few students have the kind of passion for world news that recently-graduated International Studies major MeNore Lake has. Two years ago she sought to fulfill a need at the University of Kentucky through this passion. She wanted to create an online...

UK Welcomes Students From Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

Twenty-five Brazilian students will become Kentucky wildcats in the fall, as part of UK's partnership with the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE). The BSMP initiative is administered by...

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