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
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 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

Direct

Massey University

Auckland, New Zealand

Experience New Zealand’s largest urban area with a diverse multicultural population and world-class features and facilities. Available courses include Determinants of Health, Public Health Policy & Advocacy, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Pacific Health, Environmental Health, and Public Health Development & Evaluation. 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.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
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
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
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. he final grade for both classes will be based on a creative research project.
Term: Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English