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Students Find Home Away from Home at Maynooth University, Ireland

University of Kentucky students, Alli Robic and Claire Johnson, began their education abroad experience abroad as strangers, but after meeting each other in the Dublin airport, they have been inseparable. Both students found a home at UK’s exchange partner Maynooth University and shared the many experiences of being in a new country together, including missing Ireland as they returned to the U.S.

UK's Office of China Initiatives, Confucius Institute Increasing Size of Jilin University Summer Teaching Program

Beginning in 2015, University of Kentucky's Office of China Initiatives (OCI) and Confucius Institute (UKCI) have offered UK Education Week @ Jilin University, a summer teaching program at Jilin University (JLU), in order to strengthen collaborative teaching and research between the two universities. This year, due to the popularity of the program with students, the OCI and UKCI have increased the number of faculty they will send to China this summer from three to 10. Applications for this program are being taken now through Feb. 1.

Confucius Institute Celebrates Chinese New Year

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) will kick off the year of the Rooster by hosting its second annual inaugural Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5-7 p.m., at the Hilary J. Boone Center.
 

Funding Education Abroad Workshop Helps Students with Money Matters

UK Education Abroad (UK EA) will host its bi-annual Funding Education Abroad Workshop 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at The Hub, W.T. Young Library. Students will be able to learn the ins and outs of budgeting for experiences abroad, how to find and apply for different types of education abroad scholarships and how to make a rock star application that will catch reviewers’ eyes.

Education Abroad Spring Fair to Highlight Summer Study Abroad Programs

University of Kentucky Education Abroad (UK EA) will host its Spring Fair from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the Hub of the William T. Young Library. This event is open to all students and faculty who are interested in learning more about education abroad at UK.

Passionate About Service, South Korean Senior Prepares to Begin Life After UK

Economics major Jeesun Lim is one student who has thoroughly enjoyed her undergraduate years at the University of Kentucky. Aside from holding leadership positions on campus as the secretary and vice president of the Korean Association as well as the treasurer of the International Student Council, she has found a sense of community and made lasting friendships and connections.

UK Indonesian Athlete Finds a Passionate Community in The Big Blue Nation

Throughout her undergraduate years, Nadia Ravita contributed to the vibrant sports culture at the University of Kentucky as a player for the women’s tennis team. At a point in her undergraduate tennis career, she ranked as high as 22nd in the nation. Overcoming obstacles and various injuries, Ravita continuously strived for success in the sport. The senior is now poised to graduate in a few weeks with a degree in management and finance.

UK Student Interest Prompts Return of Free Passports Campaign

Until Friday , Dec. 16, University of Kentucky Education Abroad (UK EA) is accepting applications from students who are interested in applying to receive their first passport, free of charge. UKEA will randomly select 50 winners who can submit their applications to receive a new passport in early spring 2017.
 

Registration now open for Free Passports - Round 2

In October, 2016, in cooperation with our affiliated education abroad partner, CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange), UK Education Abroad launched a new initiative to provide free passports for UK students.

Indonesian Student Performs at Multicultural Student Thanksgiving Dinner

Indonesian student Endras Fadhilah performed at the 11th annual Multicultural Student Thanksgiving dinner held Tuesday.

The Multicultural Student Thanksgiving dinner is organized annually as a way to share the American tradition with the University of Kentucky’s multicultural community. The event enables many international students and scholars to experience what could be—and often is— their first American Thanksgiving dinner.

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