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
Tony Stallins
Director of Undergraduate Studies
ja.stallins@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 research-based program offers students the opportunity to conduct research in social or environmental science while further offering each student the ability to design and conduct their own research project under the supervision of knowledgeable and experienced local researchers. Students will enroll in GEO 365: Special Topics in Regional Geography: Society and Environment in Oaxaca, Mexico (3 credit hours); GEO 431: Political Ecology (3 credit hours); and GEO 406: Field Studies in Geography: Undergraduate Field Research Experience, Oaxaca, Mexico (3 credit hours). Note: GEO 406 is a lab course which fulfills the A&S College Laboratory or Field Experience Requirement.
Term: Summer
Language: English
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
Students will enroll in NRE 390 Advanced Scuba Certification and Coral Reef Ecology during the fall semester and travel to Cozumel, Mexico from December 31 - January 8. Students will undertake between 18-21 scuba dives and earn numerous diving certifications on this program in the surrounding reefs, while learning about ecotourism, reef conservation, and other topics such as fish identification. An Open Water Diving Certification through PADI, NAUI, SSI, or similar training organization at the time of enrollment (verified by consent of instructors), is required to participate.
Term: Fall Embedded
Language: English

Partner

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. Course options include Climate Change: Past and Present, Danish Greenspace, Strategies for Urban Livability, Renewable Energy Systems and more.
Term: Summer
Language: English
Located in Athens, Greece, The American College of Greece (ACG) offers a great variety of courses from three schools: the School of Arts & Sciences; the School of Fine & Performing Arts; the School of Business. Popular subject areas include Business, Performing & Visual Arts, and Psychology. Courses are taught in English by ACG faculty at ACG with local and visiting international students. Students can take up to 12 credit hours in the summer and up to 15 per semester.
Term: Academic Year , Spring
Language: English
Join UK professor Dr. Tony Stallins on this program in the Netherlands! Open to all majors, the KIIS Netherlands 4-week program focuses on urban design and planning, geography, sustainability, climate change, and health and sexual studies. We will stay in three Dutch cities, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hague. You can earn UK ENS 300, GEO 316, and/or GEO326 credit + enroll in additional courses to earn up to 6 credit hours. The Netherlands consists of twelve lowland provinces located in northwestern Europe on the North Sea. As a small but densely populated country at and below sea-level, the Netherlands is well known for its innovations in coastal policies, the livability of its cities, its unique architectural and landscape design, as well as an openness to new ideas that has long fostered an abundance of art and culture
Term: Summer
Language: English

Exchange

Charles Sturt University

Bathurst, Port Macquarie or Wagga Wagga, Australia

Charles Sturt University is a regional university with a network of campuses located throughout New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Available courses include Vegetation Ecology, Methods of Ecosystem Analysis, River & Floodplain Ecology, People & the Environment, Soils & Landscapes, Community Engagement & Capacity Building, the Challenge of Sustainable Development, and more.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English