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Year of Europe

This year the Passport to the World Program, sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, is focusing on the Year of Europe. The goal of this event is for the College of Arts and Sciences to embark on a “Grand Tour” - a year-long exploration of the culture and history of Europe.
 
UK Education Abroad will be highlighting exceptional programs from a variety of academic disciplines offered throughout the year in major cities around Europe. Beginning in September, a monthly feature will highlight a different location and various program opportunities. 

Re-Entry Sessions

UK Education Abroad will hold four Re-Entry (Welcome Back) sessions on campus. All students enrolled in ISP 599 are required ONE of the following sessions, all of which will take place in the Whitehall CB 118 at the below specified times.

Education Abroad Fall Fair

 

UK Education Abroad will be hosting the annual Fall Fair on Thursday, September 17th from 10 am to 2 pm in the Buell Armory.

If Education Abroad seems overwhelming or confusing, then the fair is the place for you. The event will feature representatives from various colleges highlighting the programs tailored to their students, as well as partner providers that offer even more abroad opportunities.

So stop by, eat some snacks, grab some giveaways and you'll be one step closer to Seeing Blue Abroad!

Passport to the World Takes UK Faculty to Middle East

In support of the College of Arts & Sciences’ Passport to the World Initiative and the 2015 Year of the Middle East campaign, UK Education Abroad partnered with the College to sponsor a faculty development seminar in the Middle East focusing on contemporary issues pertinent to the region.
 

UK Faculty Explore New EA Opportunities in China

UK Faculty Explore New EA Opportunities in China

The UK Confucius Institute and UK Education Abroad recently collaborated to offer a programming site visit to China. The visit allowed faculty and staff members from across different colleges to learn first-hand about international higher education issues in China and to explore education abroad programming opportunities for UK students to study in China.  

Two UK students are awarded Diversity Scholarships to study abroad

UK International Studies Abroad Diversity Scholarship has been awarded to two students to help them further their studies through a program abroad.
 
Derrick Quarles, a kinesiology major, and Miyana Sarver, a human communications major, will receive between $2,500 and $5,000 that can be applied to an International Studies Abroad (ISA) study abroad program of their choice within two years.
  

UK Confucius Institute and Education Abroad support UK faculty travel to China

Lexington, Ky. (April 22, 2015) — With the goal of establishing and enhancing education abroad programming and learning about international higher education opportunities in China, the University of Kentucky Confucius Institute (UKCI) and Education Abroad have collaborated to support UK faculty members’ travel to institutions of higher education in China in May.
 
Founded in 2010, UKCI has devoted itself to sending UK students, faculty, high school students and Kentucky educators to China, said Huajing Maske, director of UKCI.
 

UK Has First Faculty-directed Full Semester Program Abroad

Lexington, Ky. (April 20, 2014) — The College of Education has launched the University of Kentucky’s first ever faculty-directed semester-length program, Kinesiology and Health Promotion in Valencia, Spain, which is directed by Joaquín Fenollar, lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion.
 
Fenollar’s program is a huge step forward for international faculty-directed programs in the College of Education and at UK.

German exchange program connects UK student with global firms

When Adam Hilton, a junior at UK, heard about an exchange program in Germany that catered to business students, he found himself months later packing his bags to attend Germany’s top-ranked business school for the fall semester of 2014.
 
Hilton attended WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management, in Vallendar, Germany, which is known for its exceptional national and international reputation.
 
Hilton is a finance and marketing double major with a minor in international business.
 

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