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Pre-departure Sessions

All students participating in a for-credit Education Abroad program are required to attend a Pre-Departure Orientation as part of the EAP 599 course. Students will receive email invite to the orientations that are being offered for based on specific program types, experiences or terms.

Turkmenistan Opens its Doors to UK Fulbrighter, Alan DeYoung

Turkmenistan, which used to be part of the Soviet Union, has been mostly closed to visitors for the past thirty years. This year, University of Kentucky’s emeritus professor of sociology and educational policy studies was given the opportunity to work there as a Fulbright Scholar. Alan DeYoung, the first Fulbrighter to enter the country in almost a decade, brought with him his eagerness to learn more about human development strategies in Turkmenistan and to help create a new sociology program.

University of Kentucky Education Abroad & Confucius Institute Gives Students the Opportunity to Travel to China

Being able to apply what is learned in the classroom in a real-world setting is one of the most valuable experiences that a student will have during their college career. The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute and Education Abroad encourages students to engage in applying their education on a global scale, by offering students the opportunity to travel to China on four different trips, including a new trip during spring break, which will host its first group of students this upcoming March.

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.

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