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UK connection with Fund for Education Abroad provides scholarships for students

University of Kentucky undergraduates may find financial assistance with Fund for Education Abroad, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to students in education abroad programs.
 
Anthony Ogden, executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at UK, was a founding board member for FEA and recently stepped down from his position. JJ Jackson, the vice president of the Office for Institutional Diversity at UK, recently took over this position.

USAID Senior Advisor shares insight on improving education in developing countries

Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at the U.S. Agency for International Development, visited the University of Kentucky on Thursday, November 20 to share the growing progress of USAID’s “Let Girls Learn” program.
 

A&S Faculty-Directed Programs - Summer 2015

From Cuba to China, more than a dozen faculty from the UK College of Arts & Sciences will lead education abroad programs this upcoming summer.  Many of these programs are open to students from all disciplines.

One of UK's Earliest International Faculty Members Celebrates History

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2014) — As UK celebrates its sesquicentennial this year, one faculty member in particular has plenty to remember about his history with the university.
 
"Out of 150 years, I’ve experienced 58 years of UK’s history. Technically, I’m in my 116th semester,” said Pradyumna (Paul) Karan, who is originally from India.    
 

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.
 

From South Africa to Appalachia, The Power of Resilience and Community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2014) — Jasmine Newman admits that it was a TV show that sparked her interest in cultural anthropology. Growing up in Pikeville, Kentucky, Newman loved watching Bones, a TV series about solving crimes using forensic anthropology. In one episode, the main character mentioned cultural anthropology, a term that Newman didn't know.
 
"I started researching, and just fell in love with the idea of studying people, studying culture, and using that knowledge to help people relate to each other," she says.
 

Communication & Information Faculty-Directed Programs - Summer 2015

This summer, faculty from the UK College of Communication & Information will direct six education abroad programs across three continents. Each program is open to students from all majors. 

U.S. Social Movements Shape Lexington Seminar for Pakistani Fulbright Scholars

The University of Kentucky International Center hosted 142 Pakistani graduate students who are studying in the U.S. through the Fulbright scholarship program for the Fulbright Pakistan Enrichment Seminar on Social Movements from November 5-9.
 
The seminar, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Education Foundation in Pakistan, focused on the U.S. civil rights movement and its impact on today’s culture. Pakistani students were also mentored by other Fulbright scholars on tactics for success in U.S. graduate schools.
 

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.

First Generation Students "see blue." in London

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2014) —When N'Deyah Belle, Brandon King and Abel Rodriguez first set foot on the University of Kentucky campus, they had one thing in common: they were each the first person in their families to go to college.

Today, they have something else in common.

As part of a class tailored for first-generation students, they had the opportunity to enroll in an education abroad course in London, England during the summer of 2014.

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