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Teach Abroad

UK faculty members are increasingly interested in embedding global experiences into their otherwise residential courses so as to leverage the international scope of the course content, to provide students with real-world learning opportunities and to foster meaningful intellectual and intercultural experiences. UK Education Abroad & Exchanges (UK EA) is eager to partner with you to develop innovative programming that engages your students in understanding their disciplines within a broader, global context.

Customize a Program

Partner with one of UK's affiliate providers to develop a faculty-directed program abroad. Working with your department and college leadership, you determine the academic course(s) to teach, student learning outcomes, location and dates of travel. UK EA will connect you with a reputable affiliate partner that will support your academic goals and arrange your on-site logistics.

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Develop your own Program

If you have significant in-country experience and an established network of support, you can develop your program abroad. Working with your department and college leadership, you would select the course(s), location and dates of travel. UK EA would provide the framework for you to develop your program, establish your budget and promote your program.

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Teach through a Consortium

University of Kentucky is an institutional member of several consortia and you can teach through these organizations. The Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) and the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA) regularly utilizes UK faculty to teach on their programs. You may also be invited to develop new programs, work as on-site coordinators or serve on their governing boards.

Serve as a Site Advisor through Alternative Service Breaks

Through the Center for Community Outreach, UK Alternative Service Break (ASB) programs connects students with service projects in communities beyond the borders of Kentucky. ASB aims to provide experiences that are educational and cultural, and that promote active citizenship among the campus community.

Ways UK EA Can Support You

Apply for a Grant

UK EA maintains an education abroad program development grant to fund your international travel for the purposes of developing an education abroad program.

Spread the Word

If you are looking for ways to promote your upcoming education abroad program, or just education abroad opportunities in general, here are a few ideas that may spark your interest.

Get Involved

From participating on international site visits to serving on our scholarship review committee, there are a variety of ways to engage with UK EA.

Teaching abroad has positively impacted both the teaching and research components of my job. My program is directly tied to my research, which allows me to make strong international connections, and also helps students get engaged in my area of study and builds critical analysis skills they wouldn't get in a traditional classroom setting.

Dr. Kristen Mark, College of Education