Education Abroad Growth

Education Abroad is the University of Kentucky's comprehensive resource for study abroad, research abroad, intern abroad, and other educational experiences worldwide. EA's goal is to provide academically sound international experiences that promote intercultural competence, disciplinary scholarship, and foreign language acquisition for all students.

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  • Nearly 1,100 students participated in education abroad opportunities for academic credit in 2013 – 2014
  • These students represented a 43.5 percent increase of the number of students choosing non-traditional study destinations outside Western Europe, and a 53.7 percent increase of student participation in programs directed by UK faculty members
  • Efforts to increase minority student participation and other underrepresented populations are also succeeding, as 17.1 percent of education abroad participants self-reported as being first generation studen