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
Amy Kostelic
Director of Undergraduate Studies
amy.kostelic@uky.edu
Education Abroad Advisor
Susan Meredith
EA Advisor
susan.meredith@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 course will meet on campus throughout the spring semester and then travel to Stockholm for one week in May to further explore the country’s commitment to human rights, public service and sustainability from the cradle to the grave. Specifically, this program will examine successful, publicly funded health care and social service systems that help the country lead the world in health outcomes. The program will also examine factors that contribute to the country’s high rank in life quality, including income security, health status, education capability and an enabling environment. Lastly, this course will provide students with an opportunity to learn first-hand the ways in which Sweden is a model country for mental health care due to policies such as preventive care, mental health, aging in place, home health services, physical activity and timely treatment. Students will enroll in FAM 475: Scandinavian Health, Well-Being and Life-Quality (3 credit hours). Health Science students and graduate students will enroll in HSE 595: Directed Studies (3 credit hours).
Term: Spring Embedded
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

Direct

Maynooth University is located in the beautiful, historic town of Maynooth, just 15 miles west of Dublin city centre. The University’s location gives it a unique character among the Irish universities, and has contributed to the development of a strong sense of community both within the college and in its relationship with the surrounding area. This program offers access to courses such as Children’s Spaces, Sociology of the Family, Social Justice, Ethics & Diversity, Building Relationships with Children, Parents & Communities, and more.
Term: Summer
Language: English

Exchange

Charles Sturt University

Bathurst, Australia; Port Macquarie, Australia; Wagga Wagga, Australia

Charles Sturt University is a regional university with a network of campuses located throughout New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. CSU offers a great learning environment and an opportunity for an authentic Australian “Outback” experience! Course options include Adolescent Psychology, Psychology of Ageing, Community Analysis, Leisure & Social Relations, Disability Issues for Families, and more.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English

Virtual

This program is an online adaptation online adaptation of the summer program in Oaxaca, Mexico that has been running for 20 years and is organized by SURCO (www.surcooaxaca.org) a Mexican civil society organization involved in activism, research, and education in the field of social and environmental justice, particularly the issues of climate crisis, appropriation of digital technologies, and community transformation. Oaxaca is a state renowned for its ecological and human diversity, and taking advantage of the professional connections that SURCO offers, we will explore the topics of social and environmental justice form a political ecology perspective, drawing on readings and audiovisual materials while engaging with local experts and activists remotely. The course will consist of daily virtual meetings that include presentations and discussions. The final grade for both classes will be based on a creative research project.
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English
Participants learn about a variety of cultural and service-learning topics virtually, including engagement with faculty and host country clinicians, students and community leaders. $525 program fee is all-inclusive of program fee, Education Abroad charges and host country team, including interpreters.
Term: Summer
Language: English, Spanish