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
Jennifer Osterhage
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Education Abroad Advisor
Jon Hibbard
EA Advisor

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


This program will explore key ecological and evolutionary concepts through the reading and review of primary literature while on the University of Kentucky's campus. Once the group arrives at the Galapagos Islands, observations and analyses will be performed from observations made directly with aspects of biology that occur on the islands. The first two weeks in the Galapagos will be on San Cristobal Island where students will carry out group projects and observe island culture, geology and biology. The third week will have the students travelling by boat to four additional islands, making ecological and evolutionary comparisons of how biodiversity varies from island to island. Students will enroll in BIO 580: Evolutionary Ecology of the Galapagos Archipelago (4 credit hours) and in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).
Term: Summer
Language: English
This education abroad program is designed for students pursuing careers in healthcare and will bring them to the Netherlands, a country where, in comparison to the USA, life expectancy is longer, risk of dying before the age of 65 is lower, and a greater percentage of the GDP is spent on the health of its citizens. Counterintuitively, the people of the Netherlands enjoy personal freedoms that are deemed dangerous and unhealthy in the USA; namely the tolerated use of “soft” drugs like cannabis and sedatives, support services such as needle-exchanges for users of “hard” drugs, and legal but regulated prostitution. Students will learn how environmental factors, antibiotic resistance, and diagnosis can affect the spread of infectious disease in the Netherlands and the USA.
Term: Summer
Language: English
Belize is a small but biologically diverse country, home to approximately 145 species of mammals, 139 species of reptiles and amphibians, and over 500 species of birds. This is a perfect location to survey wildlife and study conservation. Students will enroll in BIO 355 - Biology Study Abroad (3 credits). In this course, students will learn the basic conservation biology principles and their application to Belize. They will also learn how to identify Belizean wildlife using established monitoring techniques such as bird mist-netting, camera-trapping, and scat sampling.
Term: Summer
Language: English


Shoulder to Shoulder Global

Santo Domingo, Ecuador

The University of Kentucky and Shoulder to Shoulder Global are sponsoring a health brigade to Ecuador where students will work first hand alongside faculty, medical professionals, and local Ecuadorian staff in the Centro Médico Hombro a Hombro clinic for one week. The March, May and August programs are clinical brigades, and the June program is a health literacy brigade.
Term: Summer
Language: English


Reading is a community rich with numerous music, art and cultural festivals, in addition to a thriving theatre scene. Situated on the River Thames, and only a 30-minute train ride from Central London, Reading provides a great blend of suburban living with easy access to the big city. A walk through town shows off Reading's unique blend of old and new, with picturesque streets lined with traditional red brick structures and modern commercial buildings.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English

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. Courses include: Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe, Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach, Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue & Neuroscience of Personal Identity.
Term: Summer
Language: English
This program offers students the ability to take health, science and humanities courses taught in English alongside other international and local students. Students interested in Spanish language may also have the option of taking a language course and/or humanities course taught in Spanish.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English, Spanish

Australian Biology Winter (CCSA)

Cairns & Melbourne, Australia

Experience the wonderful world of "down under" on the CCSA Australian Ecosystems Program and help to preserve habitat for one of its most unusual species: the koala. On this smallest, most temperate of continents, where flora and fauna are both diverse and unique, and native Aboriginal culture blends European with Asian, participants can explore the richness of a world apart. Winter term program: UK professor, Dr. Ruth Beattie (rebeat1@uky.edu), will be teaching "Australian Ecosystems." Program runs every other summer. Check back summer 2019!
Term: Winter
Language: English

UK Exchange

Students typically study at the main campus, located in the quiet valley town of Cumbaya, approximately 30 minutes by bus from Quito. A full biology program is offered at this university, courses include Flora and Fauna of Ecuador, Marine Life, Bioethics, and more. Students enroll in five to six semester long courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Students may participate in any course in any department, provided that they meet the discipline and language prerequisites.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: Spanish