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
Kalea Benner
Director of Undergraduate Studies
kaleabenner@uky.edu
Education Abroad Advisor
Laurence Tuccori
EA Advisor
laurence.tuccori@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, eight week program offers students the opportunity to design and conduct their own social or environmental science research project under the supervision of knowledgeable and experienced local advisors. This preparation entails in-depth learning about the diverse environments of Southern Mexico and the rich and heterogeneous cultures of Oaxaca’s distinct regions. Through field visits, guest lectures and classroom activities, students will learn about the historical and contemporary dimensions of the relationship between the peoples of Oaxaca, the land and resources, and a global political economy. The program introduces and engages students in the use of different research methods and design, as well as offers opportunities for collaboration in local projects.
Term: Summer
Language: English

Partner

Summer Study Abroad (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. Course options include: Children with Special Needs, Stolen Childhoods, Human Trafficking in a Global Context, Positive Psychology, Psychology of Criminal Behavior and more.
Term: Summer
Language: English
The Barcelona SAE Internship Program will enhance your cultural and business understanding of Spain and the world through the exchange of knowledge: interns provide real work assistance for the company while the company provides a hands-on reality of the business world in Barcelona – in fields as diverse as International Business to PR to teaching English.
Term: Summer
Language: English

Direct

Massey University

Auckland, 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. Courses available to UK students include Social and Community Work Practice, Helping Skills in Social Work, Social Work Theory, Intro to Field Education, Social Policy, and others. Auckland is New Zealand’s largest urban area.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English

Exchange

University of Sussex

Brighton, England

The University of Sussex has one of the most beautiful campus locations in Britain. Situated in rolling parkland on the edge of Brighton, the campus combines award-winning architecture with green open spaces. This program offers a wide selection of Social Work courses, including Contexts of Social Work, Law for Social Work, Social Work with Adults, Social Work with Children, Achieving Better Outcomes for Children, Inter-professional Management, and more.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English
The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, better known as UC3M is ranked among the top 50 universities worldwide less than 50 years old. It is a truly international institution, hosting more than 4000 international students, and offers a wide range of course work in both English and Spanish. This is an excellent program for students with some Spanish language experience but who are also looking for course work offered in English.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
Language: English, Spanish