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Workshop Will Help UK Faculty Apply for Fulbright Awards

UK is highly ranked for the number of faculty conducting ground-breaking research on the international stage through the Fulbright Program.

Many of the successful Fulbright recipients were advised by David Adams, the former director of the East Asia/Pacific region for the Fulbright Program, whom the UK International Center brought to campus in 2013.

UK Employees Providing Hope for Haiti

For most of us, vacation days are used for relaxing, traveling, sight-seeing, or even just doing nothing.

For some University of Kentucky employees, however, those vacation days are put to use serving those who are less fortunate and in need of good medical care.

UK Education Abroad Expands Opportunities in Mexico

Although it is Viva México in the University of Kentucky’s College of Arts and Sciences’ Passport to the World initiative, very few students choose to study there.

KIIS Summer 2014 Programs


Six University of Kentucky faculty from three different colleges will teach abroad this summer with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS).  

Student's Passions Lead to Internship in Africa

Many of us have had big holiday meals over the last few weeks, often times bringing a dish to share to the host’s house, but if you are ever invited to Sydney Dobson’s table you should probably arrive empty-handed.

“Since I was around 14, I’ve cooked Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I don’t want anyone else to cook; if I’m hosting dinner, you’re getting my food,” the Hodgenville native and University of Kentucky junior said.

And when people do ask what they can bring, her response is about as frank as you can get.

UK Student-Athletes Discover New Ambitions After Service Trip to Africa

As 11 student-athletes leave campus and spend the holiday season with family and friends, reflect on the past year, the highlight for many will undoubtedly be the week they spent in Africa working on homes, giving aid and forming relationships with the Ethiopian people. 

"I had never been out of the country before so I thought it was really going to be a fun experience," said Williamson. "I was kind of nervous, too."

Summer 2014 EA Programs


UK Education Abroad has released the inaugural edition of its new digital catalog for summer programs.

The catalog has become necessary due to the growth and diversity of faculty-directed programs. Last year UK faculty led over 40 programs throughout the world.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Lecture at UK About China

Gov. Jon HuntsmanFormer governor of Utah, 2012 presidential candidate and former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman discussed, “China: Opportunities and Challenges” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 in UK’s Memorial Hall. The talk was free and open to the public, but tickets were required. 

UK Confucius Institute Director Wins International Award

Huajing Maske, director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky, has received a 2013 Confucius Institute Individual Performance Excellence Award. The honor recognizes UK's director as one of the top 15 leaders of 430 Confucius Institutes worldwide.

UK Ranked First in Kentucky for Sending Students Abroad

The University of Kentucky has more students participating in Education Abroad (EA) programs than any other higher education institution in Kentucky, according to recently released data by the Institute of International Education. The 2013 Open Doors Report revealed that UK sent 845 students abroad in the 2011-12 academic year.

The report also showed that UK enrolls more international students (nearly 1,900 in 2011-12) than any other institution in the state, a lead the university has maintained for many years.

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