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
Jordan Brown
Director of Undergraduate Studies
jordan.t.brown@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

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
Students will enroll in FAM 455: Family, the Consumer & Culture in Korea and study family relations, healthy food and school menus, fashion and consumption patterns, older adult care in Myeong-dong, South Korea. Visiting sites and experiences provide students an important opportunity to compare and contrast family relations, food, clothing and culture, and to better understand family and consumer issues from the cultural and global perspective.
Term: Summer
Language: English

Partner

Enjoy your fall or spring semester abroad in Budapest, Hungary with our partner Academic Programs International (API). Your classes will be taken within the International Study Programs (ISP) department of the Corvinus University of Budapest, one of the leading universities for economics in Hungary and Central Europe. You will have the chance to take courses from a variety of classes in economics, business, political science, social sciences, and public administration. The courses are designed in an American format and taught in English with the exception of Hungarian language. The university is located next to the famous Central Market Hall - perfect to shop between classes or a quick lunch stop!
Term: Fall , Spring
Language: English
This program allows you to study abroad in Lisbon and complete courses in international business, international relations, and Portuguese history and culture, all in English. You will be taking courses through the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE), with Portuguese language courses also available through the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA).
Term: Fall , Spring , Summer
Language: English, Portugese

Exchange

Maynooth University

Maynooth, Ireland

The University’s location, 15 miles outside Dublin, gives it a unique character among the Irish universities. 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. The Faculty of Sociology offers courses such as Modern Irish Society, Sociology of the Family, Sociology of Tourism, The Irish Sociological Imagination, and more.
Term: Academic Year , Fall , Spring
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: Fall , Spring
Language: English