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The Cultural Diversity Festival Returns to Celebrate the Richness of UK’s Campus

The Cultural Diversity Festival will celebrate UK and Lexington's global community through several events throughout the month of March.

Taste of Our World


In its 25th year, Taste of Our World is one of the most popular Cultural Diversity Festival events.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
11am – 1:30pm
Student Center Grand Ballroom
$5 for all you care to eat! Cash or FLEX dollars accepted

UK Live at the Lyric...A Talent Showcase

In its fourth year, UK Live at the Lyric...A Talent Showcase brings together both the University of Kentucky and Lexington communities for a variety of culturally diverse performances at the Lyric Theatre. Last year, this event featured several dance acts, a spoken word artist, and stunning vocal performances. The event is open and free to the public.

Friday, March 28, 7:00 p.m.
Lyric Theatre
300 E Third St, Lexington, KY

Master's Program Teaches to Teach English as Second Language

The visiting South Korean teachers currently studying at the University of Kentucky are part of a long line of successful educational partnerships for the university’s Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) program. The experience for these teachers, however, is a bit different: they are the first to receive graduate credit by participating in UK’s newly formed master’s program in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

VIDEO: UK Father, Son Share Ambition to Impact UK, the World

From a very early age, University of Kentucky junior Roshan Palli saw the ambition in the eyes of his father, UK entomology Professor Subba Palli. As a child, he would follow his father into his lab at the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

ISSS Offers Courses About Immigration and Working with International Students and Staff

The International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS)  is offering courses through the myUK self-service tab on various topics related to engagement with international students, faculty and visiting scholars. 

Nearly everyone on UK’s campus collaborates with international students, faculty, and staff. One of ISSS’s primary roles is to facilitate these interactions by promoting cross-cultural awareness and offering professional immigration advising.

International Education is growing on UK’s Campus

The University of Kentucky International Center is fostering diversity and innovation on UK’s campus by helping students learn abroad and by bringing international students to UK’s campus.

Global Village Brings the World Home to UK

Students at the University of Kentucky who are looking for an international educational experience can get a head start in their very first year by applying to the Global Village Living Learning Community.

UK Offers New Scholarships for International Students


The University of Kentucky is now offering three new exciting scholarship opportunities that incoming freshman international students can apply for! The See Blue, Bluegrass Spirit, and Kentucky Heritage scholarships are automatically awarded to incoming students who meet the criteria. 

ISSS Offers Courses to Help UK Administrators Hire International Faculty and Staff


International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is offering courses for UK administrators to help them understand the process of employing international faculty and staff.

“ISSS is delighted to reach out to departments administrators in order to support and facilitate the employment of international faculty and staff,” said Elizabeth Leibach, director of ISSS.  “International faculty and staff are critical to the values embedded in internationalizing the campus.  Assisting departments in securing a diverse workforce is integral to our mission.”  

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