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Start Your Journey

Knowing where to begin can be challenging, so we have laid out several steps to help get you started.

  • 01

    Visit with us Virtually The building with the flags

    You are welcome to join one of our drop-in virtual advising sessions or email one of our Education Abroad student peer ambassadors (EAPA) at eapa@uky.edu.

  • 02

    Attend a First Steps Session Learn & talk with past students

    Our First Steps Information Sessions are a great place to start if you have questions about Education Abroad and Exchanges, what to think about when considering a program, how to select a program, cost, financial aid and scholarships, etc. UK EA encourages all students starting this process to join one of these sessions!

  • 03

    Brainstorm Your Goals Don't forget it's not all about the Insta.#study

    Participating in an education abroad program is exciting, but don't spend so much time thinking about epic Instagram captions that you forget to set goals for yourself. You should start brainstorming your goals before you choose a program, but this process should also be on-going and requires regular reflection.

  • 04

    Find Your Program MAPS & External Programs

    UK Education Abroad & Exchanges (UK EA) works with colleges and departments on campus to help you select programs which contribute towards your degree. Check out our Program Search to find your perfect program! 

  • 05

    Meet your UK EA Advisor EA Advisors advise by college.

    Once you have attended a First Steps Session, met with an EAPA and researched Financial Aid and Scholarships opportunities, you can make an appointment with your UK EA Advisor if you still have additional questions. They advise by college, so follow the link below to find out who your advisor will be!

  • 06

    Start Your Application Learn how to apply

    To apply for a program, visit the Program Search to find your program. After deciding which program you want to apply to: 

    1. Click the blue “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the program page. 

    1. Read the popup textbox very carefully for an explanation of the our UK EA Application fee. (Note: some applications don’t have a fee) 

    1. Click Proceed. 

    Once you start your application, you will need to complete your profile and all of the application pieces. 

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