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. Bob Sandmeyer
Director of Undergraduate Studies
bob.sandmeyer@uky.edu
Education Abroad Advisor
Jon Hibbard
EA Advisor
jon.hibbard@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

This research-based program offers students the opportunity to conduct research in social or environmental science while further offering each student the ability to design and conduct their own research project under the supervision of knowledgeable and experienced local researchers. Students will enroll in GEO 365: Special Topics in Regional Geography: Society and Environment in Oaxaca, Mexico (3 credit hours); GEO 431: Political Ecology (3 credit hours); and GEO 406: Field Studies in Geography: Undergraduate Field Research Experience, Oaxaca, Mexico (3 credit hours). Note: GEO 406 is a lab course which fulfills the A&S College Laboratory or Field Experience Requirement.
Term: Summer
Language: English
Costa Rica is a world leader in conservation, having established a network of national parks and bio-reserves in response to past deforestation. In-depth visits to a number of such reserves will allow students to explore many facets of tropical biology-- learning species, documenting diversity, exploring ecological interactions and understanding the basic principles of conservation biology. Undergraduates will enroll in NRE 320: section 720: Natural Resource and Environmental Analysis (3 credit hours)
Term: Summer
Language: English

UK Organization

UK Alternative Service Breaks (ASB) volunteers traveling to the Amazon Rain forest will work with the non-profit organization Ubelong, a social venture based in Washington, D.C. Recognized nationally for its work with U.S. volunteers, Ubelong uses a bottom-up approach to identify local development challenges and help mobilize the necessary resources – connecting volunteers and local partners around the world. Students must first apply and be accepted to the UK Alternative Service Breaks program before applying through UK Education Abroad.
Term: Winter
Language: English

UK Partner

Summer Study Abroad (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. Course options include Climate Change: Past and Present, Danish Greenspace, Strategies for Urban Livability, Renewable Energy Systems and more.
Term: Summer
Language: English

UK Direct

As one of England's top universities, the University of Exeter offers a culturally and historically rich backdrop for your studies abroad. Choose modules such as Global Climate Change: Environment, Technology & Society that explores the societal & environmental impacts and implications of climate change.
Term: Summer
Language: English

UK Exchange

Charles Sturt University

Bathurst, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga, Australia

Charles Sturt University is a regional university with a network of campuses located throughout New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Available courses include Vegetation Ecology, Methods of Ecosystem Analysis, River & Floodplain Ecology, People & the Environment, Soils & Landscapes, Community Engagement & Capacity Building, the Challenge of Sustainable Development, and more.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English