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UK's Appalachian Ties, Land Grant Mission Transforms Indonesian Community

Indonesia looks nothing like Kentucky.

While the Commonwealth yields tobacco, corn and soybeans, the Southeast Asian islands grow rice, pineapples and coffee. But the obstacles the two regions face are eminently similar: namely, economic and agricultural underdevelopment. Sixty percent of the poorest Indonesians live on small farms. Indonesian farmers use cows to plow their rice paddies. They plant their pineapples and harvest coffee beans by hand.

UK Students Gain First Hand Agricultural Experience in Indonesia

A group of University of Kentucky College of Agriculture students and one student from the University of Missouri Columbia participated in a five week field course that gave them first hand experiences in agriculture, ecology, and sustainable development in Indonesia, led by University of Kentucky professor Krista Jacobson. While in Indonesia, the students learned about key issues effecting Indonesian agriculture, tourism and agricultural policies.

UK Students Head to Honduras on Humanitarian Mission

A group of University of Kentucky engineering students left Lexington on Sunday for Honduras, where they will put their skills to use to provide clean drinking water for a small village.

The five students, members of the UK student chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-UK), are traveling to the Central American nation along with faculty mentor Professor Nick Stamatiadis to visit the rural, geographically isolated village of El Carrizo. 

UK Grad Returns from Middle East, Prepares for Career in Peacemaking

Christine Kindler graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2013, and like her fellow alumni she is preparing to start a new career. However, unlike most graduates, she's using her experiences in the Middle East — in Israel and Palestine — to determine what the future has in store for her.

Kindler grew up with a passion for learning. As a home-schooled student from Lexington, her parents always encouraged her to seek out new opportunities and maintain an open mind. It was that mindset that led Kindler to pursue an education abroad opportunity during her junior year.

UK Hosts Chinese High School Summer Camp

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute recently hosted a group of students from Xi’an Gaoxin No. 1 High School in Shanghai, China. The students were participants in an annual camp hosted by the UK Confucius Institute in which Chinese students are given the opportunity to experience both American and UK culture. See images of the visit here.

Former EA Ambassadors Join the Peace Corps


By: Zachary Dodson

Two University of Kentucky graduates will join the Peace Corps this year to pursue service opportunities across the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (pictured right) and Olivia Brown (pictured left) will leave the U.S. for 27 months to volunteer in developing countries as part of the program.

New Study Shows Economic Benefits of International Students

A new economic tool created by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA) and the Indiana University Office of International Services shows the positive impact international students have on the national and state economies.

Education Abroad Fair


Education Abroad (EA) will hold its annual Fall Fair on Wednesday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Two UK Students Awarded Prestigious Heidelberg Scholarship

Two University of Kentucky students were awarded the Heidelberg Scholarship to support their Education Abroad experiences at the University of Heidelberg, Germany during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Students from Saudi Arabia visit UK College of Pharmacy

Six students from Jazan University, in Saudi Arabia, spent four weeks studying clinical pharmacy at UK’s top-ranked College of Pharmacy.

Jazan University, a public research university based in the city of Jazan, which rests by the Red Sea on the southwest coast of Saudi Arabia, is the first clinical pharmacy college in Saudi Arabia to offer the doctor of pharmacy degree.

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