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International Student Council Creates Partnership With SGA

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2014) — University of Kentucky senior JoAna Jesus was recently selected to serve as the liaison between the International Student Council (ISC) and the Student Government Association (SGA) for the 2014-2015 academic year.
 
“Until this fall, my position didn’t exist as part of SGA or in ISC,” Jesus said.
 
With this partnership, Jesus will attend both weekly SGA and ISC meetings to foster and develop ideas in order to better serve international students.  
 

UK Alum Among Ebola Fighters Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2014) -- University of Kentucky graduate Mosoka Fallah is among the Ebola fighters in West Africa that has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year. 
 
A native of Liberia, Fallah received his bachelor's degree in his home country and a master's degree from Kent State University in the United States. He studied at the University of Kentucky from 2005 to 2011, obtaining his doctorate in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics in 2011. He subsequently received a master's in public health from Harvard University.
 

IHP Offers Opportunity for Community to Engage With International Students

The University of Kentucky International Hospitality Program (IHP) is seeking "host families" for the spring semester.
 
Approximately 200 new international students will enroll during the spring semester at the University of Kentucky. Of these, many will join IHP in hopes of being "matched" with a family or single person.
 

Bradley Hall Flags Show Breadth of UK Community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) — The flags displayed on Bradley Hall serve as much more than a decoration identifying the UK International Center (UKIC). The flags also represent the home countries of UK's international students, who hail from more than 120 countries.
 

Student Panel to Bridge the International Gap on UK’s Campus

UK’s International Student Council (ISC) is hosting a student panel titled “Bridge the Differences: A Dialogue” that will explore how UK can help international student organizations bridge differences and find solutions to the various issues that international students face on UK’s campus.

The event will be held on Monday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. in the Niles Gallery during International Education Week. All students, faculty and staff are invited to join this free event; refreshments will be served.

Senior Advisor for USAID to Present 'Let Girls Learn: Education in Developing Countries'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2014) Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at the U.S. Agency for International Development, will visit the University of Kentucky on Thursday, November 20, as part of UK's International Education Week.

Speaking at 6 p.m. in Memorial Hall, Vilsack will discuss USAID’s education strategy in her presentation titled, "Let Girls Learn: Education in Developing Countries."

Record-breaking International Student Enrollment Enriches UK

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2014) — A record number of international undergraduate students from 107 different countries are enriching UK's campus with diversity, culture and innovation.

Currently, 807 international undergraduate students are on campus, which is a record-breaking 32 percent increase over last year.  In 2007 there were only 185 international undergraduate students on UK's campus, which means enrollment has grown 336 percent since then.

International Tent/Tailgate Party

All international alumni, Education Abroad alumni, IHP families, faculty, staff and students are invited to a celebration of UK’s international family.

The International Tent/Tailgate Party will take place on Saturday, October 11, at 10 a.m., two hours before UK's football game against the University of Louisiana Monroe. The tent will be located near the corner of University Drive and Cooper Drive, see map below.

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 27, 2014) — University of Kentucky Office of External Scholarships has announced that four UK students have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among approximately 1,800 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2014-2015 academic year through the prestigious program.

Practitioner-Scholars are Leading UKIC

Practitioners lead professions, while scholars conduct research. There is often a clear division between these two roles, but not at the University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC).

Anthony Ogden, executive director of Education Abroad & Exchanges, actively publishes, presents, teaches and consults while leading UK’s very successful Education Abroad office

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