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UK Education Abroad Announces Winners of Spring 2015 Diversity Scholarship

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2014) — Two University of Kentucky students are the first to have been awarded the UK International Studies Abroad Diversity Scholarship for Spring 2015 to help each of them pursue their education abroad endeavors.
 
Johnson Lam, an accounting junior, and Isabella Sanchez, a pre-civil engineering junior, have each been awarded a $5,000 voucher to apply toward an ISA education abroad program within two years.
 

UK connection with Fund for Education Abroad provides scholarships for students

University of Kentucky undergraduates may find financial assistance with Fund for Education Abroad, a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to students in education abroad programs.
 
Anthony Ogden, executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at UK, was a founding board member for FEA and recently stepped down from his position. JJ Jackson, the vice president of the Office for Institutional Diversity at UK, recently took over this position.

A&S Faculty-Directed Programs - Summer 2015

From Cuba to China, more than a dozen faculty from the UK College of Arts & Sciences will lead education abroad programs this upcoming summer.  Many of these programs are open to students from all disciplines.

Bradley Hall Flags Show Breadth of UK Community

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) — The flags displayed on Bradley Hall serve as much more than a decoration identifying the UK International Center (UKIC). The flags also represent the home countries of UK's international students, who hail from more than 120 countries.
 

First Generation Students "see blue." in London

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 29, 2014) —When N'Deyah Belle, Brandon King and Abel Rodriguez first set foot on the University of Kentucky campus, they had one thing in common: they were each the first person in their families to go to college.

Today, they have something else in common.

As part of a class tailored for first-generation students, they had the opportunity to enroll in an education abroad course in London, England during the summer of 2014.

UK Education Abroad Participation Jumps 24 Percent

The number of University of Kentucky students exploring the international dimension of their disciplines by studying abroad increased by 24 percent this past year — eight times the national average.

"Our growth is massive, and even more significant when compared to the roughly 3 percent growth the rest of the nation is experiencing," said Anthony Ogden, executive director of education abroad and exchanges at UK.

Provost's Blog: Preparing Our Students to Lead in an Interconnected World

I hope that everyone had a wonderful first day of classes yesterday.

I really enjoyed walking around campus and seeing the fresh faces of our students, so excited to be here and ready to learn.

UK Volleyball Goes to China

The Kentucky volleyball team and staff returned from a two-week trip to China Wednesday night, where they combined competition and culture into a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Wildcats visited five cities, played seven matches against some of the elite Chinese professional teams and went on an educational journey along the way. The team visited historical sites and landmarks and took a class that began a week before they left and continued in China.

Re-Entry (Welcome Back) Sessions for Returning EA Students

      
UK Education Abroad will hold several Re-Entry (Welcome Back) sessions on campus. Students who participated on Spring 2014, Summer 2014 or Academic Year 2013-14 will be required to attend ONE of the following sessions, all of which will take place in the Small Ballroom of the Student Center at the below specified times. Please make sure that you attend the session that corresponds to the country or region where your program took place.

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