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The University of Kentucky’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) program and Department of Pediatrics have been awarded a grant of $421,000 from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand the nonprofit collaborative Centro de Salud Hombro a Hombro health center (CSHH) as an educational and empowerment site in Santo Domingo, Ecuador.
As our world becomes more globally interconnected, it is more important than ever for students to be connected to a global workforce. The University of Kentucky is partnering with Interstride, a market leader in technology that supports student navigation of industry-related visa processes and options and expands global career opportunities for international students, offering them the resources to have successful careers and providing domestic students the opportunity to discover resources for living and working abroad.
In 2002, six University of Kentucky medical residents traveled to Ecuador for a medical brigade with their professor, Tom Young, M.D. Upon their return, the small group shared their experiences with their peers. A few years later, that group of six had turned into 30, and Shoulder to Shoulder Global was born.
Dave Moecher, Ph.D., a professor in the University of Kentucky Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, recently returned from Ireland, where he spent five months studying the erosion of the Appalachian Mountains and exploring the unique culture and history of the Emerald Isle.
As the University of Kentucky continues to become a more globally engaged campus, it is important that all faculty and staff are informed about UK’s many international connections and the opportunities they have to contribute to internationalization themselves.
Education abroad programs help students grow academically and personally by immersing them in global dimensions of their academic discipline while introducing them to different cultures.
The University of Kentucky’s International Center is pleased to announce that NAFSA: Association of International Educators has selected Caitlin Johnson, Immigration Case Coordinator/DSO, as the recipient of the prestigious NAFSA Rising Star Young Leader Award for 2022.
The International Center at the University of Kentucky (UKIC) has announced the 2022 UK Global Impact Award winners.
For many across the Bluegrass, the University of Kentucky runs in the family. The same goes for Pallavi Raichur, set to graduate with a degree in business administration this May, and her family, even across an ocean.
With international travel restricted, Courtney Luecking and Liz Combs of UK’s Dietetics and Human Nutrition department developed a winter 2022 domestic study away program for students that would allow them to experience a distinct culture, helping them grow as students and individuals.