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The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) serves as a resource center for the University’s vital international linkages by supporting the development of agreements and partnerships with universities, foreign governments, NGOs, and U.S. government agencies abroad; promoting the involvement of UK faculty members, staff, and students in international research, development projects, and related activities; and facilitating access to international funding opportunities. 
 


UK’s strongest areas of strategic focus and investment are led by UKIC's international centers and institutes: the UK Confucius Institute, Office of China Initiatives, Global Health Initiative, Shoulder to Shoulder Global, and Kentucky Ecuador Partners. 
 


In addition, UKIC also brings UK’s international resources to local communities through K-12 educational programs, Chinese language and culture courses, the International Hospitality program, the Japanese Saturday School, and programming that enriches Kentucky’s engagement with world culture.

UK Shoulder to Shoulder Brigades Serve Ecuador during the Spring Break

Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) is leading 47 University of Kentucky students, faculty and community members on a nine-day interdisciplinary health brigade experience on March 11-19 in Santo Domingo, Ecuador. The brigade will continue STSG’s...

Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia to Visit the University of Kentucky

The consul general of the Republic of Indonesia, Mdm. Rosmalawati Chalid, will visit the University of Kentucky to meet with university leadership and to visit the Indonesian community of UK and Lexington. Chalid will be joined by Fajar Yusuf,...

UKIC Statement on Executive Order on Immigration

As most people know, late on Friday afternoon President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The Executive Order was almost immediately put into force by Customs and...

UK Master’s Student Researches HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic

After earning his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from The Ohio State University, Angel Algarin had plans to become a veterinarian. He would soon find out that he had to steer himself in another direction. Algarin wanted to study HIV/AIDS, and he knew...

UK Senior Presents at National Women’s Studies Association Conference

A Nigerian native, Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle has found a passion for research in the Big Blue Nation. University of Kentucky English and international studies double-major, Adekunle was motivated by her professor and mentor, Charlie Zang MD, to apply...