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
Ellie Holliday
College of Education Coordinator of International Partnerships
eholliday@uky.edu
Dr. Sharon Brennan
Director of Field Experiences
sharonbrennan@uky.edu
Education Abroad Advisor
Laurence Tuccori
EA Advisor
laurence.tuccori@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

Faculty-Directed

This program will provide an opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary teaming for the purpose of assessment and intervention planning for children with disabilities. Students will have the unique opportunity to be part of a global assessment for children and youth in a high needs, rural village in Southern India. Students will enroll in EDS 558: Special Topics in Education (3 credit hours).
Term: Spring Embedded
Language: English
This course critically examines different perspectives on education and culture while also exploring anxieties and aspirations about schools, the ways that popular culture and the standardized testing system influence schooling and the impact of central governance and regional dynamics on teaching and learning. EDU 300 considers what roles schools play in the Chinese society as well as the specific dimensions and practices of schools in China.
Term: Summer
Language: English
Through this program, UK students will have the opportunity to work with children, with and without disabilities, who live in a children's home in Guatemala City. Course activities will include conducting developmental assessments, designing educational plans and implementing staff training. Students will visit educational programs throughout Guatemala City and draw conclusions about differences between education in the United States and Guatemala.
Term: Summer
Language: English
Participants are trained to teach English before leaving (MCL 510 or MCL 610 is a prerequisite for all participants). There are two obligatory orientation meetings and four optional curriculum meetings. The two orientation meetings are 1) Living in Spain (Student expectations) and 2) Spanish customs (Target culture expectations). Participants will have teaching placements from 9:00-1:00 Monday through Thursday with free days or planned excursions Friday through Sunday. Most days, student participants will also meet with the program director to discuss their teaching strengths and areas for further teaching improvement.
Term: Summer
Language: English
Students will explore the complexities of the educational system through activities such as talking and meeting with Belizean teachers and students, observing in classrooms, and learning about the challenges and situations the students and families face in Belize. As a culminating project, students will identify needs in the school and develop an action project in collaboration with a local Belizean teacher in Libertad Elementary School and implement it in the school over the course of three full school days during UK's spring break. Students will enroll in EDU 300: Special Topics: Globally-Minded Teaching & Learning (3 credit hours).
Term: Spring Embedded
Language: English

Partner

Summer in Copenhagen (DIS)

Copenhagen, Denmark

DIS offers a wide range of academically stimulating, cutting-edge courses taught with a focus on interaction and real-life experience: all courses feature field studies in Copenhagen to bring classroom discussions to life. The courses run in several sessions of varying length, with different start and end dates. You choose which courses and times are best suited to your academic goals and your summer plans. Students must have Junior or Senior status and at least a 3.0 GPA.
Term: Summer
Language: English

Teach

The American School of Valencia (ASV) hosts teacher candidates to complete student teaching requirements. Since ASV is a highly regarded school with an International Baccalaureate curriculum, participating candidates have opportunities to develop and refine their practice particularly with regard to promoting global-mindedness in students.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English
The American School of Barcelona (ASB) hosts teacher candidates to complete student teaching requirements. Since ASB is a highly regarded school with an International Baccalaureate curriculum, participating candidates have opportunities to develop and refine their practice particularly with regard to promoting global-mindedness in students.The program is available only for UK students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program. It is offered in both the fall and spring semesters.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English
The International English School of Liljeholmen (IES) hosts teacher candidates to complete student teaching requirements. Since IES is a highly regarded school with an International Baccalaureate curriculum, participating candidates have opportunities to develop and refine their practice particularly with regard to promoting global-mindedness in students.
Term: Spring
Language: English
If you are adventurous, academically able, independent and ambitious, student teaching overseas offers an opportunity to broaden your outlook on the world and expand future professional possibilities. Through this experience, you will gain greater sensitivity to other cultures, a more informed perspective on the United States’ role in the world, greater appreciation of your heritage, and increased self-confidence from having successfully dealt with new and challenging situations — qualities much needed among today’s teachers.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English