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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

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. Kalea Benner - Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

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

Laurence Tuccori - Advisor and Exchange & Direct Programs Coordinator

Advising Areas: College of Education, College of Social Work, National Student Exchange, International Exchange Programs, Direct Programs

Office: 302 Bradley Hall

Contact or Meet Your Advisor

Laurence Tuccori
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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.

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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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.

Massey University

Massey is New Zealand’s only multi-campus university, with locations in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. With an 80-year tradition of academic excellence, Massey offers a vast range of subjects, with key emphasis on natural sciences, engineering, creative arts and business.

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Faculty-Directed Programs

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

Restorative Justice & Social Reconciliation in Ireland & Northern Ireland

This program explores the legacy of religious injustice in Ireland and Northern Ireland through a focus on the 30-year conflict known as The Troubles, as well as the reconciliation attempts made since the conflict officially ended in 1998.

Students will visit historical sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland that provide a context for understanding the divisive as well as supportive roles that religion has played in the Irish culture. Students will also hear from members of the various communities that have been involved in conflict and its resolution in order to develop appreciation for the complexities of The Troubles, as well as the challenges and opportunities in bringing reconciliation and promoting social justice to those negatively impacted by the conflict.

Term: Summer 2024 Course(s) SW 580

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