Displaying 81 - 90 of 194
University of Kentucky pediatricians Dr. Donna Grigsby, M. D., and Dr. Carol Steltenkamp, M. D., traveled to Ecuador with Shoulder to Shoulder Global in 2016 on the August health brigade where they met an impoverished family of nine that they immediately knew needed help.
Through hard work and perseverance, senior Emily Fanning left the picturesque farmlands of Timaru, New Zealand to pursue her tennis career in the United States where she now plays for UK. Fanning described how welcomed she felt when arriving at UK. “People are so friendly, here. For example, as an international student, so many people invited me to their house for Thanksgiving. The team is really warm and inviting,” Fanning said.
Senior laboratory technician, Ann Freytag, hosted her long-standing annual Thanksgiving party for international students from her lab. At her home, about 30 UK students and scholars from different countries gathered to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal while sharing stories and laughter, and learning from each other’s cultures.
University of Kentucky nursing student Mia Jackson discovered her passion for working with children during her experience abroad with the Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG) health brigade. Jackson and 40 other health professionals, students and faculty shared this transformational experience in Ecuador.
With studying abroad, comes the excitement of making new friends and experiencing new traditions and holidays that influence a culture. Freshman Haruna Yamagata enjoyed every moment when she first experienced Thanksgiving as a high school exchange student in Ashland, Kentucky with her host family. “I view Thanksgiving as a meaningful way for families to finally get together and share special moments,” Yamagata said.
UK Education Abroad & Exchanges (UK EA) is excited to announce a new 2018-19 scholarship and program fee reduction initiative for selected UK exchange partners around the world, ranging from $1,000-$5,000
Starting in 2009, Ashley W. Seifert, Ph.D, assistant professor at University of Kentucky, began what would become an ongoing project in Kenya to investigate a possible link between regeneration and immunity in wild rodents. While Seifert and his colleagues strive to understand the basic biology about how diverse vertebrates are capable of re-growing complex tissues, they also hope to their knowledge will inform new therapies to address human healing.
UK welcomes Tim Barnes, former Director of Illinois Strategic International Partnerships at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the new Executive Director of International Partnerships and Research at the University of Kentucky International Center.
With traveling comes the thrills of adventure, experiencing new cultures and opportunities. After participating in International Student Volunteers in Australia, UK graduate Milinda Gray knew she wanted to see more of the world. As a result, she followed her passion through the UK Education Abroad Program at Maejo University in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand which eventually led to her current teaching position in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.