Administrative Regulation 4:9 establishes the policies and procedures governing international education travel at the University of Kentucky. All faculty and staff participating in international education travel experiences shall register with the International Center (UKIC) for all categories of international travel defined by this regulation. Registration and review by UKIC is required before any international education travel experience may be advertised or represented as approved by or sponsored by the University.
For purposes of this regulation, international education travel experiences include:
Education Abroad. International programs offered for academic credit exclusively outside the United States. This includes all full year, fall, spring, winter intersession or summer semester programs. All programs are administered by the UKIC in collaboration with other University academic units and partner institutions located within the United States and abroad. Faculty-led and reciprocal exchange programs are included in this category.
Embedded Education Abroad. International programs offered for academic credit that include a brief experience abroad as a minor component of a course (one credit or less) for which most of the content is provided within the United States. This category generally includes short-term, usually faculty-led, group travel programs for which an international excursion is supplemental or embedded within an academic course.
Independent International Study and Research. This category generally includes all other credit-bearing international education travel, such as credit-bearing independent study, research, internship, or clinical rotations. This category does not include independent, non-credit-bearing international travel, as such travel is not considered University-sponsored. Graduate or professional students enrolled in independent research study (e.g. 767 credit) are encouraged to register with UKIC for risk management purposes, but are only required to register if their international experience is University-funded or -required.
Non-credit International Programs. International group travel experiences sponsored by a University college or unit, offered outside the United States exclusively or in part, and for which participants do not earn academic credit. This category includes non-credit service-learning, UK-sponsored co-curricular international travel, and clinical international programs. This category also includes required Graduate Medical Education (GME) rotations that are pursued abroad, in accordance with GME's policy on international rotations.