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
Sarah Cprek
Director of Undergraduate Studies
sarah.cprek@uky.edu
Education Abroad Advisor
Jillian Madden
EA Advisor
jillian.madden@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 a few programs of interest to you that offer coursework that might fulfill some of your degree requirements or compliment your studies at UK. The departmental contact will be able to help equate courses you take abroad in this academic discipline to a UK class from their department. You may not need to have courses abroad if you go on a faculty-directed program. The education abroad advisor contact is your go-to person for pretty much anything and everything EA. Feel free to reach out any time!

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

Partner

Spend a semester or summer living and studying minutes away from the beach in Nicosia, Cyrpus with Global Semesters. Public Health students can find a variety of classes including Comparative Management and Delivery of Care, Biology, Health Management, Pharmacy, and more! The University of Nicosia is ranked in the top 250 universities in Europe. Students will have the opportunity to take classes with local and international degree-seeking students, as well as other students studying abroad.
Term: Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English

Exchange

Students typically study at the main campus, located in the quiet valley town of Cumbaya, approximately 30 minutes by bus from Quito. This program offers access to courses such as Epidemiology, Community Health, Health Promotion, and more. All courses are taught in Spanish.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: Spanish

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: Fall , Spring
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