Why should I be interested in Education Abroad?

Education Abroad can help you:

  • Globalize your world view
  • Expand your problem-solving skills and intercultural understanding
  • Prepare you to work in an increasingly diverse and international workplace
  • Enhance your sense of independence and adaptability
  • Gain new insight into the world and yourself
CONTACTS
Department
Dr. Kelly McAninch
Director of Undergraduate Studies
kelly.mcaninch@uky.edu
Education Abroad Advisor
Molly McMahon
EA Advisor
molly.mcmahon@uky.edu

What is a Major Advising Page?

Major Advising Pages (MAP) feature education abroad programs that your department thinks are most appropriate for this discipline. Participating in a program featured on this MAP will allow you to complete coursework for your major/minor that has already been approved to transfer.

How do I use this MAP?

Use this MAP to identify programs of interest to you that offer coursework that might fulfill some of your degree requirements or compliment your studies at UK.

Ready to get Started?

As you evaluate the programs on this MAP, consider these important questions.

  • Do you want to complete courses abroad, or prefer completing a research project or internship?
  • Do you want to learn a language or improve your foreign language skills?
  • Would you like to study abroad for a semester, academic year, or a shorter amount of time like a summer or winter?
  • Do you want to study abroad with UK Students, or would you prefer to study alongside local students or other international students?

Highlighted Programs

UK Faculty-Directed

Outside of New York City, London is the advertising and marketing capital of the world. This course will examine the similarities and differences in advertising and public relations practice in London compared to the United States through in-country study of print, broadcast, cinema and out-of-home advertising and visits to advertising and public relations agencies. Students will enroll in ISC 497: Strategic Communication in the United Kingdom (3 credit hours).
Term: Winter
Language: English
The course, JOU 319 World Media Systems, will be a comparison of the communications media in different countries of the world and the theories used to justify them. How various political and social systems affect the media and how the media affect the societies in which they exist. For additional information, please contact Professor Kakie Urch (kakie.urch@uky.edu).
Term: Summer
Language: English
The course will feature guest lecturers from field experts and site visits throughout the area, as well as several days of practical experience in a strategic communications-related capacity through work with a local non-profit organization. Participation in this course will lead to an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to strategic communication. Students will enroll in ISC 497: Special Topics in Integrated Strategic Communication (3 credit hours). For additional information, please contact the Program Director, Beth Barnes (bbarnes@uky.edu).
Term: Summer
Language: English
This program will explore how brands craft their messaging in the digital marketplace through a hands-on multimedia project - focusing on various components of digital engagement including video, social media, podcasts, etc. - which will be published on the University of Kentucky's institutional platforms.Westminster. Through this project and site visits to multimedia agencies throughout London, students will gain an understanding of branding and digital integration in strategic campaigns, as well as the importance of cultural competency for international audiences. Students will enroll in ISC 497: Multimedia for ISC (3 credit hours) as well as in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Term: Summer
Language: English
Through study in the Western Cape province, including visits to government and wine industry offices and to wine producers experimenting with a range of methods to promote their products, students in this program will get a close view of the need for strategic communication practitioners to fully account for cultural and contextual issues in developing campaigns. Students will work in one of two small groups to develop two campaigns targeting U.S. audiences, one to promote the sale of South African wines in the U.S., and the other to encourage U.S. consumers to visit South Africa's wine regions. Students will enroll in ISC 497: Special Topics in ISC: Promoting the South African Wine Industry (3 credit hours) as well as EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour). Term: Summer
Term: Summer
Language: English

UK Partner

Students who are interested in picking up French should check out this program. CEA offers courses at beginning and intermediate levels of French, as well as communication courses such as Communication & Global Competence and Mass Media & the Fashion Industry.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English, French
Street art, galleries, ground-breaking architecture, and open-air jazz performances complete the reality of this active European capital. Courses include media communication, media studies, journalism, advertising, and related fields. Must have a 3.0 GPA and be a junior or senior to apply; summer options also available.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English

UK Direct

Massey University - Wellington

Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand is ranked No. 1 in world for student teaching and experience. Available courses includes Art in Context, Digital Illustration, Sequential Art, Character Design, Visual Communications, and more.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English
Maynooth University is located in the beautiful, historic town of Maynooth, just 15 miles west of Dublin city centre. The University’s location gives it a unique character among the Irish universities, and has contributed to the development of a strong sense of community both within the college and in its relationship with the surrounding area. You will earn 7 US credits in just 4 weeks!
Term: Summer
Language: English

UK Exchange

Carlos III offers courses such as Information Skills, Writing & Communication Skills, Speech Techniques, and Enterprise Communication as part of their Journalism program of study, as well as courses in Business and Economics.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English
Canberra offers students the opportunity to complete courses such as Risk, Crisis & Communication, Influence, Belief & Argument, and Democracy & the Public Sphere. Students will enjoy the benefits of living in the capital city full of events and festivals, along with a range of activities & programs planned specifically for them by the UC Study Abroad Office- buddy program, orientation lake cruise, city scavenger hunt, surf camp and much more!
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English

Lancaster University

Lancaster, England

Located in northwest England, 20 miles from the coast and just 2 and a half hours from London by train, Lancaster University is a favorite destination for UK students looking for a semester or academic year exchange to England. You can take courses from over 30 Departments, as well having the opportunity to work independently on an undergraduate research project.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English

UK Consortia

London Summer (CCSA)

London, England

Make London your home. CCSA’s four-week program enables you to experience the great city while earning 3 or 6 hours of credit along with faculty and students from other CCSA member schools at the University of London King’s College Waterloo Campus. Beyond the classroom and field trips, the schedule will enable you to explore the world outside of London on weekends.
Term: Summer
Language: English