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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.

UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program


The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce its new UK Faculty China Short-Term Teaching Program.

Eligibility:  UK faculty in various disciplines

Chinese University:  Shanghai University

Teaching Responsibility: 

ISSS Brown Bag Workshop Series - advising international students


The International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS), in the UK international Center, is offering three Brown Bag Lunch Workshops to help UK’s academic advisors understand the process of working with international undergraduate students.

Scholarships for UK Chinese Language Summer Program in China


The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce the UK Chinese Language Program Summer Language in China Scholarship. The scholarship, made possible by the 2012 Confucius Institute of the Year award, will strengthen UKCI’s support of the Chinese language program at UK.

Scholarship details:
$1,100.00 for each student

UK Education Abroad Peer Ambassadors Help Students "see blue." Abroad

After returning from an education abroad program, many students want to prolong their international experiences and stay connected to the country they temporarily called home.  Many also want to help their peers attain similar education abroad experiences. UK students are able to do this through the Education Abroad Peer Ambassador (EAPA) Program.

2013 Summer China Educator's Trip


The UK Confucius Institute is pleased to announce the 2013 Summer China Trip  — a 12 day education trip hosted by the UK Confucius Institute and designed to help education decision-makers start and expand their Chinese language and culture programs.

Since this trip is sponsored by the UK Confucius Institute, all expenses within China are paid by the UKCI, and participants will bear the responsibility for international round trip airfare and Visa application fee.

UKIC supports cultural understanding at Julius Marks Elementary

Kay Roberts, community liaison for the UK International Center, was the subject of a Lexington Herald-Leader letter to the editor about her work promoting cultural understanding in K-12 education:

Asia Center To Host Spring Seminar Series


The UK Asia Center is hosting a Spring Seminar Series to highlight the quality and diversity of Asia related research taking place throughout UK’s campus.

The seminars illustrate the breadth of scholarship a taking place at UK about Asia, and will create opportunities for faculty, students, and community members to meet and share their ideas and research.

All of the seminars are free and open to the public.

'UK at the Half' Features the Director of the UK Confucius Institute

Huajing Maske, director of the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute, was the guest on Saturday's "UK at the Half," which aired during the UK vs. LSU game that was broadcast on radio. 

"UK at the Half" airs during halftime of each UK football and basketball game broadcast on radio and is hosted by Carl Nathe of UK Public Relations and Marketing.

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