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UK Builds Higher Education Capacity in Post-Conflict Regions

George Blandford, chair of UK’s civil engineering department, and Gary Gaffield, assistant provost for international partnerships, led workshops for the Iraq University Administration Support Program’s (UASP) University Management Training Course in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Education Abroad Awards Program Development and Research Grants


Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky
recently awarded grants to five faculty members to develop innovative programs abroad. In addition, a graduate student was awarded a grant to support her research into education abroad experiences and possibilities for the future.

Faculty-Sponsored Program Development Grants recipients:

Cardiologists Visit Oman to Discuss Global Health Care, Lung Cancer and Heart Disease

Dr. Sibu Saha and Dr. Thomas Whayne, physicians at UK HealthCare's Gill Heart Institute, recently visited the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in Oman to participate in discussions with university physicians on global health care, lung cancer and heart disease.

Saha, who is a professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and chair of the directors council for Gill Heart Institute, discussed the challenges of health care for developing nations and the current obstacles in the global health care system.

2013 Summer China Trip for High School Students


2013 Summer China Trip for High school students

UK Students Receive Scholarships to Study Languages Abroad

An undergraduate in the University of Kentucky's College of Communication and Information and a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences have received Critical Language Scholarships to study languages abroad. Meredith King, a senior majoring in communication, will study Chinese in China, and Lydia Shanklin Roll, a doctoral candidate in anthropology, will study Turkish in Turkey.

The World Report: UK Student Joins Center for Interethnic Cooperation

Michael Crum, who is studying in Russia this year, has joined the Center for Interethnic Cooperation in Moscow. The center, which was founded in 1997, aims to educate and promote peace for minority communities in Russia. Read his story here

UK Confucius Institute 2013 Spring Chinese Language and Culture Camp


UK Confucius Institute 2013 Spring Chinese Language and Culture Camp

This is a one-week Chinese language and culture camp taking place during the spring break. Simple Chinese language and a variety of cultural activities will be the focus of this camp. The curriculum is designed for students from grades 3 - 6.

Dates: April 1-5, 2013
Application deadline: March 22, 2013
Campers’ age group: Grades 3 - 6
Tuition: $120 per student 

College of Arts and Sciences' Podcast Features an A&S Education Abroad Course

The College of Arts and Sciences produces podcasts that demonstrate work being done by the faculty and students in the college. Each week, UKNow will highlight a podcast. This week focuses on an A&S education abroad course.

 

Education Abroad Prepares Students for International Experiences

Culture shock is the disorientation one feels when immersed in an entirely different cultural setting, such as an education abroad setting. Though it often leads to discomfort, it is actually seen as  a vital component of international experience.

“Culture shock isn’t a bad thing at all,” Anthony Ogden, director of Education Abroad at UK said.

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