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
Matt Wilson
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 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).
Term: Summer
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 Climate Change: Past & Present, Danish Greenspace, Stolen Childhoods: Immigrant and Refugee Children in Europe, Corporate Social Responsibility, and much more.
Term: Summer
Language: English
Take the semester to enjoy living and studying in Italy with API at the John Cabot University in Rome. During this semester-long program, you'll get to take a variety of course offerings available in both English and Italian with other international students. Founded in 1972, John Cabot University is an independent, four-year, U.S.-accredited liberal arts university located in Rome. Centrally located in the quaint Trastevere neighborhood, JCU is a only short walk away from the Tiber River and many of Rome’s most historic sites. The school is named after the Italian navigator, Giovanni Caboto, or John Cabot, whose exploration helped to open relations between Italy, England, and North America.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English
The friendly, cosmopolitan city of Bilbao is a cultural epicenter in northern Spain and is just minutes from the coast. On this ISA program, students will be studying at the Universidad de Deusto. There students can take a wide variety of courses and earn up to 16 credits per semester.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English, Spanish
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


Massey University

Auckland, Palmerston North or Wellington; New Zealand

Massey is New Zealand's only multi-campus university, with locations in Wellington, Auckland and Palmerston North. With an 80-year tradition of academic excellence, Massey offers a vast range of subjects, with key emphasis on natural sciences, engineering creative arts and business. Auckland is an international city built around a stunning harbor. It is New Zealand's largest urban area with a diverse multi-cultural population and world-class features and facilities. The Auckland Campus is part of the North Shore, which is just 20 minutes drive from the center of Auckland. The North Shore City region covers 120 km of coastline and includes more than 30 sandy swimming beaches. The area in which the campus is located has a wide range of amenities, numerous cafes, shopping centers, cinema complexes, art galleries, libraries, a Theatre of the Arts, and extensive leisure and sport facilities.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English


Maynooth University

Maynooth, Ireland

Study in the beautiful, historic town of Maynooth, just 15 miles west of Dublin city centre. A wide range of physical geography and human geography courses are available. Options include Climatology, Fluvial Geomorphology, Urban Geography, and Geography of Rural Development, and more.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English

Lancaster University

Lancaster, England

This university’s geography program offers a number of courses, including Geographies of Nature, Africa: Geographies of Transformation, Multispecies Geographies, Cities and Globalization, and many more. One of the UK’s top 10 universities per the Guardian University Guide.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English


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