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Why should I be interested in Education Abroad?

Education Abroad can help you: 

  • Complete UK Core General Education Requirements
  • Earn credits towards your major, minor, or elective requirements
  • Explore new areas of study through general elective courses
  • Earn academic credit for an internship or research project
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As a UK student, you can study abroad during any term starting the summer after your freshman year. Important factors, like your major, degree plan and progress, budget, and campus involvement, are important factors to determine when and where to study abroad. Early planning will give you more flexibility in program and location choice. Use your Major Advising Page to kickstart your planning process and navigate conversations with your academic and education abroad advisors, as well as your support network and other campus contacts.  

College Contact

Dr. Melody Ryan - Professor, Director of International Professional Student Education, and Assistant Provost for Global Health Initiatives

Approving Official: This UK Faculty member can review EA courses relevant to this area of study. They can sign your Academic Approval Form confirming if a course has a UK equivalent course in this department

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Meet Your EA Advisor

Olivia Ellis - Advisor & Scholarships Coordinator

Advising Areas: Colleges of Business & Economics, Engineering, Public Health

Office: 306 Bradley Hall

Contact or Meet Your Advisor

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Highlighted Programs

Highlighted Programs feature education abroad programs that your department has highlighted because they offer coursework that complement your degree requirements or studies at UK.


Providers are organizations (colleges or universities, nonprofit organizations, for-profit businesses, or consortiums) that offer education abroad programs and services to students from a variety of institutions.

University of Nicosia (Global Semesters)

Spend your summer studying abroad aside the Mediterranean Sea in Nicosia, Cyprus to study drug development, and the impact of technological developments through a comparative study of drug regulatory environments in the European Union vs the United States. 

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An exchange program offers a unique chance to delve into a different culture and academic setting for a full semester or year, but only pay UK tuition.


Direct Enroll programs allow students from the University of Kentucky to enroll directly as non-degree seeking international students at partner institutions abroad.

Faculty-Directed Programs

Faculty-Directed programs are led by faculty from your college and offer UK credit.

Healthcare Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

This course will allow you to explore the healthcare in the British National Healthcare System (NHS) and understand how locals interact with their healthcare providers. Visit museums, historical sites, and make visits to hospitals and community pharmacies.  Have an opportunity to compare the healthcare systems of the UK and the USA and find how this can inform and improve your future healthcare-related career.

Term: Winter 2024 Course(s) PPS 104, PPS 984

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