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U.N. Academic Impact Student Essay Contest

Many Languages One World   2013 - 2014 Essay Contest

Write an essay (2000 words or less) discussing the ideas of global citizenship and understanding the role that multilingual ability can play in fostering these.  Your essay should reflect your academic, cultural and national context. 

Cultural Diversity Festival Workshops


Students attending any of the Cultural Diversity Workships can enter a drawing for an an iPad, Kindle, Beats headphones and a $100 giftcard for the UK Bookstore. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 1.

The workshops:

Cultural Differences between German and American Universities: Kaffeestunde
Tuesday, March 11,
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., in the Max Kade German House (212 E. Maxwell Street) in the 1st floor Dining Room.

The Horse Capital of the World Celebrates the Year of the Horse


Picture Gallery

Lexington, Kentucky, known as the horse capital of the world, this year celebrated the Year of the horse. The Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky brought several cultural activities to the local community and schools to mark this occasion. Starting from Jan 25th, these engaging activities have been well-received by students, teachers, and community members alike.

Scholarships for Hong Kong Exchange Program


The University of Kentucky College of Fine Arts is offering two $1,500 scholarships for its fall exchange program at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIE). 

With traditional strength in teacher education, HKIE has expanded its academic offerings in the social sciences, humanities, as well as creative arts and culture. To learn more about HKIE's academics, visit this page

Study Abroad with UK Faculty this Summer

From Communication Disorders to History and Political Science, faculty across campus are leading programs abroad this summer.  

Engineering Abroad Event


On Thursday, February 20 from 11:00 to 2:00, UK Education Abroad and the UK College of Engineering will host an "Engineering Abroad" event in the Atrium of the Ralph G. Anderson Building. 

Summer Intern Abroad Information Session


On Wednesday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m. UK Education Abroad will host an information session on summer intern abroad programs in 207 Bradley Hall.

Sol Information Session


On Thursday, February 13 at 4:00 p.m. UK Education Abroad will host an information session on Sol Education Abroad programs in The Hub of William T. Young Library.

The Cultural Diversity Festival Returns to Celebrate the Richness of UK’s Campus

The Cultural Diversity Festival will celebrate UK and Lexington's global community through several events throughout the month of March.

Taste of Our World


In its 25th year, Taste of Our World is one of the most popular Cultural Diversity Festival events.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
11am – 1:30pm
Student Center Grand Ballroom
$5 for all you care to eat! Cash or FLEX dollars accepted

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