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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...

UK Students Experience the World Without Leaving Campus

Sophomore Joe Papp grew up in Nicholasville ― just down the road from UK's campus.  At first, he thought he needed to look at universities further away from his hometown because he had an itch to travel and discover other cultures.  But during...

Five UK students receive scholarships to study abroad

Five University of Kentucky students have been awarded prestigious scholarships administered by the Institute of International Education to support their study abroad goals. Four of the students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International...

Global Health Intitiative and People to People Address Health Crisis in Africa

Prominent global health leaders, such as the former U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia David Shinn; the Ethiopian Minister of Health, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; and Senior Investigator at the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH), Eugene Major via...

International Studies Abroad Opens Office on UK’s Campus

Education Abroad (EA) in the University of Kentucky International Center has developed a new strategic partnership with International Studies Abroad (ISA), an international education organization that hosts students from multiple universities....

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