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. Kay Shenoy
Director of Undergraduate Studies
kay.shenoy@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

Faculty-Directed

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
Explore ecological and evolutionary concepts both on campus at the University and Kentucky and in the forests and islands of Ecuadors. Students will receive 4 credit hours completing BIO 580: Evolutionary Ecology of the Galapagos Archipelago. See first hand how geology shapes evolution while hiking, exploring volcanos, and observing island culture in the Galapagos!
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

Partner

Korea University (ISA)

Seoul, South Korea

Korea University is one of the Korea's oldest, largest and top-ranked universities.Known as the "Ivy League" private university in the country, Korea University is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently-located campus, and top-quality student facilities. With a variety of courses in business, sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, applied sciences, and even more specialized fields, you will have the opportunity to take courses for your major, minor, and general education requirements. All courses are taught in English by local and international faculty, with the exception of the Korean language course. No Korean language experience is required to participate. The classes are comprised of Korean students, ISA students, and visiting international students from all over the world.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English, Korean

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
Interested in strengthening your resume or experience through research? Consider applying to EuroScholars undergraduate research projects which span a variety of academic fields! This program gives students the opportunity to perform research under the direct supervision of professors and academic staff at some of Europe's leading research universities. At the end of this program you'll not only have strong research experience, you'll also have a final research paper of publishable quality to strengthen your resume and academic or job applications!
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English

Exchange

Maynooth University

Maynooth, Ireland

Spend a semester just 30 minutes away from Dublin studying at Maynooth University, one of the leading new universities in the world and #1 in Ireland. Choose from a wide variety of Biology courses such as Plant Development, Human Biology, Ecology, and more! After a long day of studying, head to the longest greenway in Ireland for a nature walk, and visit the Maynooth Castle for a step back in time to the 13th century.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English

University of Sussex

Brighton, England

Study at a world-renowned university with an academic focus on global sustainability and innovation in Brighton, England. The University of Sussex is located at Falmer on the outskirts of Brighton, within easy reach of London and major international airports at Gatwick and Heathrow, so you can catch a quick flight to another amazing European destination.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English

University of Leeds

Leeds, England

The University of Leeds is in the heart of the city of Leeds, in northern England. Founded in 1904, the University currently hosts 32,000 students, of which 7,000 are international. The University is a world top 100 university and it is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. The University of Leeds is also part of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English

University of Manchester

Manchester, England

The University of Manchester’s current rankings place them among the world’s best universities. Manchester is commonly known as England's second city. You'll find yourself immersed in international culture and history. With a wide variety of local restaurants, lively neighborhoods, and iconic landmarks and museums, you'll find there's something for every student in Manchester.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English

Organization

Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) is a UK Global Health Initiatives organization that integrates academic and community partners to improve the health and well-being of an underserved community in Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Students, faculty, staff and community members can participate in this transformative, education experience by joining one of the brigades.
Term: Spring , Summer
Language: English, Spanish

Virtual

With an 80-year tradition of academic excellence, Massey offers a wide range of subjects, with key emphasis on natural sciences, engineering, creative arts and business. This virtual Global Semester program gives you the opportunity to register for a minimum of one and a maximum of four online courses at Massey. Registering for four online courses means you are participating on this program in full-time status. You can also register for 1-3 online courses at Massey while also registering for courses at UK.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English