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
Hartley Feld
Instructor, College of Nursing
hartley.feld@uky.edu
Education Abroad Advisor
Olivia Ellis
EA Advisor
olivia.ellis@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

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
This education abroad program is designed for students pursuing careers in healthcare and will bring them to the Netherlands, a country where, in comparison to the USA, life expectancy is longer, risk of dying before the age of 65 is lower, and a greater percentage of the GDP is spent on the health of its citizens. Counterintuitively, the people of the Netherlands enjoy personal freedoms that are deemed dangerous and unhealthy in the USA; namely the tolerated use of “soft” drugs like cannabis and sedatives, support services such as needle-exchanges for users of “hard” drugs, and legal but regulated prostitution. Students will learn how environmental factors, antibiotic resistance, and diagnosis can affect the spread of infectious disease in the Netherlands and the USA.
Term: Summer
Language: English
In the wonderful and historically rich setting of Valencia, Spain, students will engage in the study of exercise science and sport management by visiting the Center for Sports Medicine and High Performance (Centro de Medicinia del Deporte y Alto Rendimento de la Universidad Católica de Valencia CMDAR). Students will also travel to Barcelona and Sevilla to visit sites such as the Sagrada Familia and the Barcelona Olympic Facilities while learning about exercise physiology and exercise testing. Students may be eligible to earn up to 9 hours of KHP credit.
Term: Summer
Language: English

Partner

Summer Study Abroad (DIS)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Choose from three-, four-, or seven-week sessions, or combine sessions to stay six, seven…up to 10 weeks. You can earn up to 12 credits over your summer. Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions and stay for just the amount of time that is right for you! Available courses include Drug Development, Human Health & Disease: A Clinical Approach, Sports Medicine: Performance & Fatigue, Health Delivery & Prioritization in Europe, and more.
Term: Summer
Language: English
The University of Nicosia is the largest research university in southern Europe that teaches in English, and offers a broad range of degree programs in the humanities, sciences, business, medicine, law, engineering and nursing. Spend a semester by the beach studying Nursing, Comparative Management and Delivery of Care. Looking to spend a summer abroad instead? Summer programs includes courses in Health Management, Nursing, and Pharmacy.
Term: Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English
Valencia, Spain is the third largest city in Spain. With over 12 miles of beach and over 300 sunny days each year, Valencia is the perfect place to study health sciences. Nursing and Health Sciences courses include Healthcare Ethics and Deontology, Nursing Care of Women, and Sports Injuries.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English, Spanish
The capital of the Tuscany region of Italy, home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art, architecture, and Michelangelo’s David, Florence is one of the top destinations for study abroad! Explore the variety of coursework offered at Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici. LdM is one of Italy’s most established international higher education institutions, located 3 minutes away from the Florence city center.
Term: Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English

Virtual

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: Summer
Language: English

Organization

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