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Over 800 UK Students in Programs Abroad

More than 800 University of Kentucky students have left the U.S. during the 2012-2013 academic year to pursue UK Education Abroad opportunities throughout the world.  

UK College of Education Hosts Educators from China

The University of Kentucky College of Education and UK Confucius Institute recently helped host visiting educators from China to learn more about private and innovative public schools in the U.S. Specifically, they wanted to know how the schools are organized, governed and led as well as gain an understanding of how curricula are developed, how expectations for students are set, and the key role parents play in the education of their children.

Five UK Students Awarded Scholarships to Study Abroad

Five University of Kentucky students have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship by the Institute of International Education to support their study abroad missions.

The Gilman Scholarship is a congressionally funded scholarship provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

Two University of Kentucky International Students Received the Viji Jeganathan Award

Two University of Kentucky international students have received scholarships awarded by the UK International Center to support their academic pursuits on campus.

These students received the Viji Jeganathan Award, a university-funded scholarship sponsored by the UK Student Government Association and administered by the UK International Center.

The scholarship supports students who have demonstrated a significant contribution to inter-cultural communication and understanding among students and faculty on campus and promoted friendship across nationality boundaries.

UK Expands Collaborations and Programs with Jilin University

Earlier this semester a University of Kentucky delegation led by Interim Provost Tim Tracy visited Jilin University – one of the most prestigious “Top Ten” universities in China – with an aim to expand UK’s name recognition in China, and create new collaborative opportunities. This trip builds upon President Capilouto’s trip to Jilin University last May.

Like the University of Kentucky, Jilin University is a large comprehensive institution that includes several health care colleges, creating numerous opportunities between the two institutions.

Amanda Pesqueira was awarded the Alltech National Young Scientist Award


Amanda Pesqueira, a UK graduate student in Animal and Food Sciences from Brazil, was recently awarded the Alltech National Young Scientist Award – the Global Award will be announced later this year. Pesqueira shared her story on the Alltech Innovations Blog.

UK, Georgetown College and BCTC Host International Advisers

Educational advisers from 18 countries (e.g., Peru, Kazakhstan, Bosnia, Malawi and Argentina) traveled to Lexington on April 29 to attend a weeklong Training Institute where they learned to navigate the complex process of applying to U.S. colleges and universities.

President’s Blog: Immigration Reform Reflects the American Dream

Last year, I had the opportunity to travel to China with a delegation from the University of Kentucky to advance several partnerships growing between UK's colleges and departments and universities and industries in a country growing in economic importance.

Shanghai University Students Visit UK

Students from Shanghai University (SHU) will get a taste of the bluegrass this week as the UK American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences will host a summit for SHU students on Monday, April 22.

Three UK Students are awarded the Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship

Education Abroad (EA) and the Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR) awarded three UK students with an Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS) to support their international independent research projects during the summer session. 

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