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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. Cory Curl - Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Dr. Cory Curl serves as Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration.

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

Allison Peoples - Advisor & Curricular Alignment Coordinator

Advising Areas: Explore First: Careers, Cultures and Connections Program; Lewis Honors College; Colleges of: Communication & Information, Design, Fine Arts, Nursing, Public Policy

Office: 307 Bradley Hall

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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.


Partners 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.

Anglo-American University (ISA)

Founded in 1990, Anglo-American University artfully combines the traditions of Central Europe with American and British ideological academic principles. The university is known for its courses in many faculties, including Business Administration, International Relations, Humanities, Politics, Czech Studies, and more

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Korea University (TEAN)

Korea University is one of the Korea's oldest, largest and top-ranked universities.Known as the "Ivy League" private university in the country, Korea University is a world-class institution featuring a dynamic educational environment, beautiful and conveniently-located campus, and top-quality student facilities.

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Semester in Scandinavia (DIS)

DIS offers you an academically rigorous, hands-on curriculum – taught in English – that is unique to your needs. DIS courses are taught by industry professionals, and you'll study alongside other students from the United States.

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Undergraduate Research in Europe (EuroScholars)

Interested in strengthening your resume or experience through research? Consider applying to EuroScholars undergraduate research projects which span a variety of academic fields! This program gives students the opportunity to perform research under the direct supervision of professors and academic staff.

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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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Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (ISA)

You will be studying with other international students and will be able to choose from a wide variety of courses in Area/Cultural Studies, Business, Economics, Art History, and International Relations, most of which are taught in English.

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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.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

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.

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Kansai Gaidai University

Kansai Gaidai University (KGU) is a private institution enrolling approximately 10,000 students and is located in the city of Hirakata midway between Osaka, Japan's second largest industrial metropolis, and Kyoto and Nara, the ancient capitals of Japan.

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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.