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College of Education Offers Wide Array of Programs Abroad

The College of Education has a growing number of faculty directed programs abroad. These programs help undergraduate and graduate students progress towards graduation through international experience and adds a competitive advantage in the job market.
 
Currently, there are five College of Education study and teach abroad programs during the summer intersessions.
 

Education Abroad Grant Supports UK Faculty-Directed Programs


Lexington, Ky. (April 2, 2015) — 
Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky awarded Program Development Grants to four UK faculty members to support their international travels for the purpose of establishing faculty-directed education abroad programs.
 

UKIC Launches Communities of Global Specialists to Build UK's International Presence

Lexington, Ky. (March 31, 2015) — The University of Kentucky International Center is creating Communities of Global Specialists (CGS) for seven geographic regions to establish complex interdisciplinary teams that will allow UK to have a strong global presence at home and abroad.
 
According to Susan Carvalho, associate provost for internationalization, UK has many campus experts who lead thriving international projects, but those projects may walk away if the faculty member moves to another institution.
 

UK Sponsored Program Deadlines extended

Hurry! There are only a few spots left and you can still study abroad this summer on 4 of UK’s Sponsored programs! The UK Sponsored: Mountains to Coast, Field Studies in Costa Rica Summer 2015 application deadline has been extended to April 27th.  Students in this program will be traveling to Costa Rice taught by UK faculty.

UK Engineering Senior Helps Design a Future for Ugandan Students

Lexington, Ky. (March 13, 2015) — "Despite how challenging of a major or career it is, it's worth it to me because I know it's going to make other people's lives better," said Jonathan Kellogg, a senior at the University of Kentucky.
 
The path he chose: civil engineering, which affects everyone, every day (think about the pavement you drive on, the water you drink, the air you breathe).  
 

Experience in Ecuador Motivates Student to Pursue Career in Renewable Energy

Josh Crabtree, a senior at UK, recently spent the Fall 2014 semester studying international business in Quito, Ecuador, through the University of San Francisco de Quito exchange program.
 
“I did not have any stories or expectations to bring along, so this experience was new to me,” said Crabtree.
 
Crabtree is currently studying finance with an international business and Spanish minor.
 

UK Woman's Club Sponsors Education Abroad Scholarship

The UK Woman’s Club (UKWC) collaborated with University of Kentucky Education Abroad to create an education abroad scholarship for full-time undergraduate and graduate students at UK.
 
Students must be Kentucky residents with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and demonstrate financial need in order to qualify for the scholarship. Preference is given to nontraditional or underrepresented minority students.
 

Spanish immersion prepares UK student for career in Journalism

Ashtin Morgan, a Junior at UK, has just returned to the U.S. after a fall semester spent in Spain through the Carlos III University of Madrid program.
 
“When I found a program that had courses for both of my majors, there I was,” said Morgan.
 
She is double majoring in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish.
 
“I took two English and two Spanish courses,” said Morgan.
 

KIIS Study Abroad Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary

The Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) will mark its 40th anniversary by awarding one student a KIIS program scholarship at the KIIS student orientation on April 11, 2015 in Bowling Green, KY. In addition, KIIS will host an appreciation reception on the evening of April 10th for faculty and professional staff who have been involved with KIIS over the past 40 years.
 

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