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Team of UK Interprofessional Students to Compete in Emory University’s International Global Health Competition

Six students from the University of Kentucky will travel to Atlanta,GA to compete in the International Global Health Competition in Emory University. The team was chosen out of seven interdisciplinary student teams that gathered on Saturday, Jan. 21 to compete in the third annual Global Health Case Competition, where they sought to find solutions tackling gun violence and its health and social ramifications in Honduras.

Miko McFarland Named UK Executive Director of Education Abroad, Exchanges

Miko McFarland, former assistant director and acting director of University of Kentucky’s Education Abroad and Exchanges office, will be the university's new executive director for Education Abroad and Exchanges.

McFarland, a Missouri native, received her bachelor's degree in anthropology and master's degree in international affairs and administration from Missouri State University. She studied abroad in Japan as an undergraduate and returned to Japan to work during her graduate studies.

Get to Know One of UK’s Most Popular Exchange Programs at Maynooth University

Students can learn more about one of University of Kentucky’s most popular exchange programs at Maynooth University, just 15 miles west of Dublin, Ireland, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in 207 Bradley Hall.

“No student has ever come back from Maynooth with a bad experience, they love it,” said Laurence Tuccori, exchanges coordinator.

GoinGlobal Helps UK Students With Local, International Job, Internship Searches

University of Kentucky has partnered with GoinGlobal to help job- and internship-seekers find opportunities at home and abroad. The addition of this expert-created career resource strengthens UK’s investment in student career development and its commitment to globalization.

International Students Invited to Training Session for GoinGlobal, New Job Search Software

GoinGlobal is a new software that facilitates the job search process for all University of Kentucky students. The software provides students, faculty and staff with access to a toolkit of resources, which include guides to major cities and countries around the world, internship and job opportunities, and data on cost of living, among many other resources.

Students Find Home Away from Home at Maynooth University, Ireland

University of Kentucky students, Alli Robic and Claire Johnson, began their education abroad experience abroad as strangers, but after meeting each other in the Dublin airport, they have been inseparable. Both students found a home at UK’s exchange partner Maynooth University and shared the many experiences of being in a new country together, including missing Ireland as they returned to the U.S.

UK's Office of China Initiatives, Confucius Institute Increasing Size of Jilin University Summer Teaching Program

Beginning in 2015, University of Kentucky's Office of China Initiatives (OCI) and Confucius Institute (UKCI) have offered UK Education Week @ Jilin University, a summer teaching program at Jilin University (JLU), in order to strengthen collaborative teaching and research between the two universities. This year, due to the popularity of the program with students, the OCI and UKCI have increased the number of faculty they will send to China this summer from three to 10. Applications for this program are being taken now through Feb. 1.

Confucius Institute Celebrates Chinese New Year

The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) will kick off the year of the Rooster by hosting its second annual inaugural Chinese New Year Dinner Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5-7 p.m., at the Hilary J. Boone Center.
 

Funding Education Abroad Workshop Helps Students with Money Matters

UK Education Abroad (UK EA) will host its bi-annual Funding Education Abroad Workshop 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at The Hub, W.T. Young Library. Students will be able to learn the ins and outs of budgeting for experiences abroad, how to find and apply for different types of education abroad scholarships and how to make a rock star application that will catch reviewers’ eyes.

Education Abroad Spring Fair to Highlight Summer Study Abroad Programs

University of Kentucky Education Abroad (UK EA) will host its Spring Fair from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the Hub of the William T. Young Library. This event is open to all students and faculty who are interested in learning more about education abroad at UK.

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