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UK Celebrates International Education Week

Every year, the week before Thanksgiving is transformed from just another week in the year to one that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange, known across universities in the United States as “International Education Week.” UK will celebrate cultural diversity, globalization and international education during International Education Week (IEW), Nov. 14-18.

One Year at the University of Kentucky Deepens Japanese Student’s Understanding of Racial and Cultural Diversity

When Ryoko Obayashi first came to the United States on a year-long exchange program, she was simply hoping for an experience that would help her fulfill her international education requirement as well as give her a diverse array of courses not offered at her home university. What she has gained from this year, however, is a valuable cultural experience that has given her way more than what she ever anticipated. What stands out most to Obayashi is her new, broader perception of cultural dynamics that she hopes to take back with her to Japan.

Beyond Classes : UK Senior Prepares for a Successful Career in Data Science

Ashir Amin is a high-achieving University of Kentucky senior from Karachi, Pakistan. A computer science major, he has been involved in various campus organizations including Alphi Phi Omega and the International Student Council. Over the course of his undergraduate studies, Amin has taken advantage of various opportunities outside the classroom to hone his computer science skills and fine-tune his career path. Very recently, he completed an internship in Austin, Texas with Dell; an experience he describes as simply, “amazing.”

Annual Midwest Global Health Conference Tackles Refugees’ Health Challenges

The University of Kentucky’s Global Health Initiatives, a unit within the UK International Center, will host the 2016 Annual Midwest Global Health Conference Nov. 5 at the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

The conference provides the opportunity for attendees to explore the health and social issues regarding immigrant and migrant populations. Those in attendance will gain knowledge about the systems already in place and the potential challenges in creating a community that can care for our rapidly growing and diverse population.

Roberts Named Associate Provost for Internationalization

The University of Kentucky International Center welcomes Sue Roberts, professor of geography, as its new Associate Provost for Internationalization.

Sue Roberts has been a faculty member in geography at the University of Kentucky since 1991. In her more than 25 years at UK, she has served in a number of roles including director of the International Studies program and associate dean for internationalization in the College of Arts & Sciences.

UK Chadian Student Senator Strives to Leave a Lasting Impact on Campus

College of Arts & Science senator, multilingual neuroscience and public health student, and highly involved individual, are only a few of the titles that can be used to describe Esias Bedingar. Born in Mali, he has lived in Chad, Cote D’Ivoire and Tunisia, making the United States his fourth home. He is a native French speaker, but boasts proficiency in Chadian, Spanish, and Arabic- as well as English.

First-ever Chinese Candidate Nominated as UK Homecoming King

It’s a big win for diversity and inclusion on campus: for the first time in over a hundred years, a Chinese student has become a candidate for Homecoming King. Wit Wang, a business management major in his senior year, was nominated by the Leadership Exchange after serving as Director for Involvement for the 2015-2016 academic year.

From Ethiopia to Kentucky: College of Medicine Welcomes Getachew Hailu

From the mountains and waterfalls of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, to the rolling hills and equine landscapes of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Getachew Hailu endured an exhausting 17-hour trip this summer to begin his sabbatical year at the University of Kentucky.

During this year, Hailu said he hopes to observe other doctors and learn more about cancer, his main field of interest, while working at UK’s College of Medicine.

Global Design

Come join us on the first floor of Pence Hall, October 12th from 10 AM - 2 PM for the Global Design Showcase. Free food and great resources will be provided!

In partnership with various academic departments, UK Education Abroad has developed a unique portfolio of programs that enable students to further their studies in some of the world's best centers for design.  The Global Design collaboration is made possible in part by the following University of Kentucky departments:


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