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Kristie Kovarovic

Kristie is a senior Communications major. She studied Italian Culture and Cuisine in Florence, Italy during the fall 2015 semester. Her advising specialties include API programs, and how taking useful electives abroad can keep you on track to graduate on time. During her time abroad, she visited the Kovarovic Villa in Prague and learned the right way to pronounce her own last name. 

Monica Blackmun Visonà

Monica Blackmun Visonà, an Africanist and an Associate Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Visual Studies, supervises the Certificate in Global Studies.  Academic advisors check students’ records to see whether their courses and study abroad qualify students for the CGS, but Dr. Visonà reviews their two reflective essays and helps them troubleshoot the process.  Dr. Visonà is committed to working with individual students who wish to draw upon their international background in their future study, and in their careers.

Zac Jones

Zac is a junior studying Anthropology, International Studies, and Japanese. In the summer of 2014, he participated in the JShIP program (Japanese Short-stay In-session Program) in Osaka, Japan to study Japanese. It lasted two months, during that time he lived in an apartment. Zac's advising specialties include summer programs, programs in Japan, being LGBT abroad, and direct programs. Fun fact: While there, he tried frog, octopus, and squid for the first time. His favorite food abroad? $1 sushi from a conveyor belt. Who says you need to break the bank to eat well abroad?

Taylor Atkinson

Taylor is a junior Marketing/Management double major. She studied International Business in Dublin, Ireland in the spring of 2015 with KEI, and her advising specialties include the business honors programs and traveling within the United Kingdom and Ireland. A fun personal fact about Taylor is that she did a Game of Thrones tour in Northern Ireland on her last day in Dublin and met the direwolves. 

Adam Kiser

Adam is a sophomore at studying Animal Sciences on a pre-vet track. In the summer of 2015, he participated in an ISA program in Valencia, Spain where he studied Spanish grammar and culture. Adam also fosters potential service dogs with 4 Paws for Ability at UK. If you have questions about host families, partner programs, or anything else, come talk to him! 

Ryan Wilder

Ryan is a junior History major at the University of Kentucky. He studied History in the summer of 2015 as part of the KIIS Slavic Europe Program in Poland. His advising specialties include anything related to history, more specifically European and Latin American studies. A fun fact is that he has three dogs (which include a blind, 100 pound, and diabetic pit bull).  

Kelli Taylor

Kelli is a junior Business Management major. Kelli participated in an exchange program this past semester at Lancaster University in England, where she completed International Business coursework. Kelli advises on the specific types of programs to participate in, such as exchange programs, partner programs, and UK sponsored options. Kelli enjoys exploring new cultures and cities, which made studying abroad a perfect choice for her! 

Kalin Waters

Kalin is a sophomore studying Psychology. She took Psychology courses and participated in an internship in Cape Town, South Africa last spring. Her experience in Cape Town can be described as one of personal growth due to the fact that she and one other student were the only two participants in the program. If you are having any doubts about joining a program because you will be going alone, Kalin will be able to help you ease those fears. Kalin also enjoys water sports. During the summer and family vacations, Kalin visits her family in Trinidad and Tobago to go diving and surfing. 


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