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UKIC supports cultural understanding at Julius Marks Elementary

Kay Roberts, community liaison for the UK International Center, was the subject of a Lexington Herald-Leader letter to the editor about her work promoting cultural understanding in K-12 education: A big thank you to Kay Roberts and the...

Education Abroad hosts #blueabroad week

To promote international education opportunities to UK’s entire student population Education Abroad at UK is hosting a weeklong series of events throughout campus titled, “#blueabroad week." The events will take place during the week of...

Asia Center To Host Spring Seminar Series

The UK Asia Center is hosting a Spring Seminar Series to highlight the quality and diversity of Asia related research taking place throughout UK’s campus. The seminars illustrate the breadth of scholarship a taking place at UK about Asia, and...

'UK at the Half' Features the Director of the UK Confucius Institute

Huajing Maske, director of the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute, was the guest on Saturday's "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. LSU game that was broadcast on radio.  "UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK...

Education Abroad at UK Offers Range of Scholarship Opportunities

UK alumna Lauren Cook did it in Switzerland; UK  junior Hannah Simms did it in China; they studied abroad. Widely seen as a life-changing experience, education abroad has been perceived as one with added financial burden. However, Education Abroad...

More than Just a Second Language - Service Learning

Everyone knows that the sole means to attain profound knowledge of a language is through immersion. Speaking the language with other individuals such as classroom peers and instructors is a wonderful practice. But is there a way to even improve...

UK Professor's Essay, 'Hijabs, Hydrology and Lyle Lovett,' Published in Chronicle of Higher Education

UK Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Alan Fryar was recently featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education; his essay describes his experience with 11 students from the arid Middle East and North Africa who convened in...

The Office of International Affairs has been renamed the University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC)

The Office of International Affairs was originally formed in 1986 with the merging of UK's Office of International Programs, which facilitated study abroad opportunities, and the International Student Office. The merger came through the recognition...

Asia Center Scholarship Recipient's Kyrgyzstan Experience

After receiving a scholarship from UKIC’s Asia Center, Holsapple spent the summer of 2011 studying at the London School, a language institute in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan’s capital.   “Central Asia always stood out to me as an area fascinating in...

Building a career and a bridge in Iraq

The Gatton College Graham Office of Career Management is working to transform traditional thinking among Iraqi business students into an edgy, competitive, capitalistic and Westernized mindset, says Career Coach Meredith Boyd. This October, she...

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