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Education Abroad at UK welcomes parent and family engagement in education abroad as a part of the University’s goal to internationalize student learning and teaching. Here you will find general information on earning academic credit abroad, health and safety matters, Financial Aid and Scholarships for supporting education abroad experiences, Education Abroad programming, how to apply including important deadlines and other frequently asked questions. We are happy to assist you further by answering your questions as they arise. Please feel free to reach out to our team with any questions. We look forward to supporting your student and yourselves during this process.

Academic Credit
Education abroad programs are designed to complement the academic, graduate or professional goals of every student. Depending on the education abroad program you select, you can enroll in courses in the subject areas of your major or minor, or in courses that fulfill elective, language, or UK Core requirements. Learn more.

Health and Safety
Vist the Health & Safety section of our site to learn about preparing students to depart, health and safety while abroad, and the required Travel Medical Insurance for all students.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Read about Financial Aid at UK's Education Abroad here.

Selecting a Program
Education Abroad at UK offers five major program types and each program listed among our portfolio is categorized as one of these five types. Each type has very different implications with regard to cost, credit transfer, on-site coordination, and so forth. Please familiarize yourself with these five types before helping your student with choosing a program.

Applying and Deadlines
If your student has found an education abroad program that fits his/ her goals and needs, then they're ready to apply.

FERPA Information for Parents/Guardians
When discussing education abroad program, academic and financial information, the Education Abroad office complies with the federal privacy law, the Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act. Visit the FERPA website to learn more about how this act governs the type of information university representatives can and cannot disclose to third parties, including parents and guardians.


Frequently Asked Questions on Education Abroad at UK.