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
Dr. Sarah Kercsmar
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


Through this course, students will learn how well-being, health and longevity stems from lifestyle and choices made along the life course. The Greek island of Ikaria was selected as the destination for this course because it is one of five areas designated as a “Blue Zone”, which is a place where people reach age 100 at rates up to 10 times greater than in the United States. The longevity of Ikarians is due in large part to their lifestyle, which centers around family, social connections, nutrition, physical activity and sense of purpose. Students will acquire unique insights regarding the Ikarian lifestyle through professional presentations, observation and dialogue with Ikarian residents. Outside of the scope of coursework, students will enhance their multicultural competency through site visits of historical, cultural, and contemporary significance. The travel component will also include three days in Athens, Greece.
Term: Spring Embedded
Language: English
Why is the French health care system often described as the best in the world? While one might assume that a country that drinks so much wine and enjoys so many pastries might struggle to maintain good health, quite the opposite is true. Discover how the people of France enjoy some of the best health outcomes in the world by taking and in depth look at their health care system, health care initiatives, and lifestyles.
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. Available discipline courses include: Pathology, Organogenesis & Anatomy, and many more.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English

Semester in Copenhagen (DIS)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Learn from Danish medical doctors at Copenhagen University hospitals, and gain an insider view of the workings of hospitals and clinics. Gain unique experiences, such as clinical lab exercises, as well as insight into clinical practices and healthcare in Europe.Courses include Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach, Medical Ethics, Health Perspectives on Obesity, and many more. A summer option also exists.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English


Maynooth University

Maynooth, Ireland

The University has a strong sense of community both within the college and in its relationship with the surrounding area. Maynooth University is located in the beautiful, historic town of Maynooth, just 30 minutes away from Ireland's capital city of Dublin. Courses offered include Immunology, Molecular Pharmacology, Antibiotics, and more. Supporting science courses also available.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English
Students typically study at the main campus, located in the quiet valley town of Cumbaya, approximately 30 minutes by bus from Quito. This program offers access to courses such as Epidemiology, Community Health, Health Promotion, and more. All courses are taught in Spanish. Students have access to the full curriculum at USFQ and 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


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