With studying abroad, comes the excitement of making new friends and experiencing new traditions and holidays that influence a culture. Freshman Haruna Yamagata enjoyed every moment when she first experienced Thanksgiving as a high school exchange student in Ashland, Kentucky with her host family. “I view Thanksgiving as a meaningful way for families to finally get together and share special moments,” Yamagata said.
UK Education Abroad & Exchanges (UK EA) is excited to announce a new 2018-19 scholarship and program fee reduction initiative for selected UK exchange partners around the world, ranging from $1,000-$5,000
Starting in 2009, Ashley W. Seifert, Ph.D, assistant professor at University of Kentucky, began what would become an ongoing project in Kenya to investigate a possible link between regeneration and immunity in wild rodents. While Seifert and his colleagues strive to understand the basic biology about how diverse vertebrates are capable of re-growing complex tissues, they also hope to their knowledge will inform new therapies to address human healing.
UK welcomes Tim Barnes, former Director of Illinois Strategic International Partnerships at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the new Executive Director of International Partnerships and Research at the University of Kentucky International Center.
With traveling comes the thrills of adventure, experiencing new cultures and opportunities. After participating in International Student Volunteers in Australia, UK graduate Milinda Gray knew she wanted to see more of the world. As a result, she followed her passion through the UK Education Abroad Program at Maejo University in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand which eventually led to her current teaching position in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
A delegation of UK administrators and deans visited Beijing Institute of Technology at Zhuhai early September. There, a convocation took place where BIT Zhuhai second-year students, who were interested in attending UK, interacted with UK administrators.
Lexington community leader Wes Allen made an honorable donation of $10,000 to Shoulder to Shoulder Global in early October.
University Kentucky’s Clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Beth McGavran, from the Department of Psychology, participated in a Shoulder to Shoulder Global health brigade for the very first time in August.
The University of Kentucky understands how stressful life can be for Wildcats coming from another country. Nobody wants to get lost on the first day of classes or feel alone in a new environment. As you begin the adjustment process, here are a few phone applications to know about and use religiously.