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UKIC Statement on Executive Order on Immigration

As most people know, late on Friday afternoon President Trump signed an Executive Order titled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The Executive Order was almost immediately put into force by Customs and Border Protection personnel. On the basis of this order, persons from seven named countries – Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Syria – were denied entry into the US, even if they had been qualified for entry as refugees, and/or possessed valid visas or even possibly permanent residency status (green cards).

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.

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.

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.

Re-Entry Sessions

UK Education Abroad will hold six Re-Entry (Welcome Back) sessions on campus. All students enrolled in EAP 599 are required ONE of the following sessions, all of which will take place in Whitehall Classroom Building at the below specified times.

UK Student Interest Prompts Return of Free Passports Campaign

Until Friday , Dec. 16, University of Kentucky Education Abroad (UK EA) is accepting applications from students who are interested in applying to receive their first passport, free of charge. UKEA will randomly select 50 winners who can submit their applications to receive a new passport in early spring 2017.
 

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