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The UK International Center supports faculty, staff and scholars at UK by inspiring global learning, sponsoring global operations and promoting international partnerships and research.

Global Learning

Find tools and opportunities to help you:

  • Internationalize your classroom
  • Support international students
  • Teach courses abroad
  • Global Engagement Academy
  • Global Health Initiatives

Global Operations

Learn more about:

  • Hiring and hosting int’l faculty, staff and scholars
  • International travel
  • Global Impact Awards
  • Coming to UK as an international faculty, staff or scholar

Partnerships & Research

Find out about

  • Initiating an international partnership
  • Current international partnerships
  • Fulbright


Cultivating and advancing global learning, understanding, and connection by leading, supporting, and inspiring global engagement.




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Sue Roberts selected for Fulbright Scholar Program to India

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 17, 2024) — University of Kentucky Associate Provost for Internationalization Sue Roberts, Ph.D., recently was selected to participate in the 2024 Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Program to India.

Shoulder to Shoulder Global breaks ground on new health facility

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2024) — For more than 16 years, Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) has made a difference in the health of the local population of Santo Domingo, Ecuador. A part of University of Kentucky's Global Health Initiatives in the UK International Center, Shoulder to Shoulder’s programs also have been transformative for UK faculty, staff and student participants who take part in the regular short-term experiences in global health. 

UK Contracts with New Assistance Organization to Support International Travel

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 12, 2024) ⁠—The UK International Center and UK Risk Management are excited to announce a new partnership between the University and International SOS which will provide additional resources to support the health, safety, and security of members of the UK community traveling internationally. 

Upcoming Events

Global Health Book Club
Thursday, 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Bradley Hall - Room 207

Join our book club! Bring the world of global health to Kentucky as we discuss Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.Inspired by true events that ...

Global Health Book Club
Friday, 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Virtual - Zoom

Join our book club!Bring the world of global health to Kentucky as we discuss Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.Inspired by true events that rocked...

OPT Workshop
Monday, 3:00pm - 4:30pm | International Student Services - Lucille Little Fine Arts Building

Optional practical training is a benefit of the F-1 status. It allows eligible students to get real-world work (paid or unpaid) experience related to ...