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UK International Student Achieves her Goals Through Undergraduate Research Assistantship

Immersed in the student experience by getting involved in a variety of campus activities at the University of Kentucky, Ines Elena of Madrid, Spain, is ready to add one more thing to her to-do list. Starting in fall 2017, Elena will be an undergraduate research assistant to UK psychology Professor Thomas Zentall. The UK sophomore is eager to begin her research with Zentall, as she focuses on her future goal of attending graduate school.

UK Confucius Institute Hosts K-12 Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp

School is almost out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that learning needs to take a break too. The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) gives children and teens the opportunity to expand their education of Chinese language and culture through its two-week summer camp during the month of June.

1994 Malaysian UK Graduate Still Bleeds Blue and Recalls His Journey as a Cat

Approximately 10,000 miles away from the Blue Grass community, a would-be executive manager travelled to Lexington to complete his education —a steppingstone to achieving his dream. However, more than college education, Lim Shen Sim, who graduated 23 years ago, found a connection with the Big Blue nation and had what he considers “some of the most unforgettable moments in his life.”

University of Kentucky Professor Pursues her Passion for Biodiversity in Tanzania

“Nchi ya Amani” means the country of peace in Swahili and is used to refer to the African country of Tanzania- a highly biodiverse nation that houses one of the natural wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. It is no wonder that assistant professor of the University of Kentucky’s Geography department, Betsy Beymer-Farris, fell in love with Tanzania when she first visited during her undergraduate career at Wittenberg University.

From São Paulo to Lexington, Fulbright Student Discovers the Joys of the Bluegrass

Fulbright student, Sofia Ferraz, has spent the last few months dedicated to her postgraduate research in marketing, as well as exploring all that the University of Kentucky and Lexington have to offer. Over the months that she has spent at UK, Ferraz has been involved with multiple groups and societies both on campus and around Lexington.

Pre-departure Sessions

All students participating in a for-credit Education Abroad program are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation as part of the EAP 599 course. Students will receive email invite to the orientations that are being offered for based on specific program types, experiences or terms.

Turkmenistan Opens its Doors to UK Fulbrighter, Alan DeYoung

Turkmenistan, which used to be part of the Soviet Union, has been mostly closed to visitors for the past thirty years. This year, University of Kentucky’s emeritus professor of sociology and educational policy studies was given the opportunity to work there as a Fulbright Scholar. Alan DeYoung, the first Fulbrighter to enter the country in almost a decade, brought with him his eagerness to learn more about human development strategies in Turkmenistan and to help create a new sociology program.

University of Kentucky Education Abroad & Confucius Institute Gives Students the Opportunity to Travel to China

Being able to apply what is learned in the classroom in a real-world setting is one of the most valuable experiences that a student will have during their college career. The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute and Education Abroad encourages students to engage in applying their education on a global scale, by offering students the opportunity to travel to China on four different trips, including a new trip during spring break, which will host its first group of students this upcoming March.

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