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
Emily Beaulieu Baccus
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Emily.Beaulieu@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).
Term: Summer
Language: English
The course will feature guest lecturers from field experts and site visits throughout the area, as well as several days of practical experience in a strategic communications-related capacity through work with a local non-profit organization. Participation in this course will lead to an understanding of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and, as appropriate, other forms of diversity in domestic society in relation to strategic communication. Students will enroll in ISC 497: Special Topics in Integrated Strategic Communication (3 credit hours). For additional information, please contact the Program Director, Beth Barnes (bbarnes@uky.edu).
Term: Summer
Language: English

Partner

Paris (population 2.25 million) is draped in history, tradition, culture, and glamour, not to mention academia. A center of learning with a plethora of French schools, Paris is an ideal destination for foreign exchange and study abroad students. The Seine River, which bisects the city into its north (Right Bank or "Rive Droite") and south (Left Bank or "Rive Gauche") areas, has long been a source of the city's economic, political, and artistic notoriety. The two banks of the Seine each have distinct personalities- the spacious boulevards and formal buildings of the Right Bank and the cultural and intellectual reputation of the Left Bank- which contribute to the diversity of this magnificent city. Ideal for students pursuing the Culture and the Arts theme.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English, French
Valparaíso (pop. 284,000), and Viña del Mar (pop. 285,000) are sister cities located halfway down Chile's endless coastline and sixty-eight miles northwest of Santiago. A city of seafaring traditions and grand hilltop views, Valparaíso was once home to the famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Ideal for students pursuing the Culture and the Arts theme.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English, Spanish

Exchange

Heidelberg University

Heidelberg, Germany

Located in south west Germany on the banks of the River Neckar, the city of Heidelberg is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe. Established in 1386, Universitat Heidelberg has consistently been ranked in the top three universities in Germany and the top 50 worldwide. It is a truly international institution with almost 20 per cent of the 31,000 student population coming from 130 different countries. The language of instruction is German and applicants are required to demonstrate a minimum of four semesters of university level German by the time of participation. Ideal for students pursuing a Comparative Politics and Societies theme.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: German

Maynooth University

Maynooth, Ireland

Maynooth University is located in the beautiful, historic town of Maynooth, just 30 minutes away from Ireland's capital city of Dublin. The campus combines historic 18th century buildings with state of the art research and teaching facilities and is close to Ireland's 'Silicon Valley'. Maynooth maintains strong links with Intel, HP, Google and more than 50 other giants of industry. Ideal for students pursuing the Cultures and the Arts theme.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language:

Virtual

Students will have a unique opportunity to gain practical 21st century skills, cross-culture competencies, industry connections, and international business experience through project-based learning. A virtual internship placement with an Athens, London or Rome organisation will involve a student working remotely from their home on projects, meeting regularly online (via email, video/phone call or messaging) with daily supervision from the placement provider.
Term: Fall , Spring , Summer
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
Language: English