Education Abroad

Faculty-Directed Education Abroad Opportunities

Exploring Health & Care of Older People in Great Britain
Academic Credit: HSE 595 (3 Credit Hours)
Faculty: Dr. Gerry Gairola

Cultural Competence in Healthcare in Costa Rica 
Academic Credit:

  • CLM/HHS 453: Cultural Competence in Healthcare (3 Credits)
  • EAP 599: (1 credit)

Faculty: Dr. Brendan O’Farrell

Early Education in Guatemala
Academic Credit: EDS 558 (3 Credit Hours)
Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown

Health and Health Care in France
Academic Credit: HHS 470 (3 credits) EAP 599 (1 credit)
Faculty:  Dr. Christy Brady

Shoulder to Shoulder Global

UK’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global sends health brigades several times a year to an underserved area of Ecuador. The brigades are made up of students, faculty, and staff from the health care colleges, as well as local community volunteers. Participating students earn academic credit.

The 2018 brigade dates are:

  • UK’s Spring Break – March 10th – 18th
  • May 11th – 20th
  • June 1st – 10th*
  • August 3rd – 12th
  • *The June brigade is not clinically focused and works with community partners such as an assisted living facility, children’s home and local school.

Additional information may be found through your academic program and on the Shoulder to Shoulder Global ( website.

CHS Education Abroad Travel Grants Available for Students
All College of Health Sciences students who complete a CHS academic major or professional program-approved, health related education abroad experience for academic credit are eligible for a $500 College of Health Sciences Student Education Abroad Travel Grant.

The education abroad experience must be part of a CHS course, pre-approved by the student's program, and at least 7 days in duration (including direct travel). Students seeking the grant must follow established timelines and procedures for approval by their professional program and complete the application process required by both the CHS Office of Student Affairs and Education Abroad at UK. To receive the grant, students must complete the attached CHS Education Abroad Travel Grant Reimbursement Request and submit it to the Office of Student Affairs along with original receipts for at least $500. Submissions must be received within 30 days of completing the education abroad experience. Students receiving grants remain eligible for additional scholarships and awards through UK Education Abroad and other agencies.
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For questions, please email Tammy Jo Edge: