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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.
The University of Kentucky International Center has unveiled its new Global UK Strategic Plan, effective through 2026.
COVID-19 brought to the forefront the challenges of mental health around the world. During the Feb. 26, 2022 Global Mental Health Hack-A-Thon, University of Kentucky students and the Kentucky community proposed solutions to this global health challenge.
The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) is seeking nominations for the 2022 UK Global Impact Awards. Nominations are being accepted now, through March 21, 2022.
Established in the spring of 2020, the Global Engagement Academy (GEA) offers free professional development for faculty and staff to build cross-cutting competencies in international education and engagement. Since the program’s inception, 166 UK faculty and staff have participated in the 58 sessions that have been offered so far. The spring 2022 GEA will help past participants build on the foundational knowledge of previous courses while welcoming new participants just getting started.
The University of Kentucky celebrates Wildcats all year long, but this Lunar New Year, there is another wild cat to celebrate. Feb. 1 marked the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and according to the Chinese zodiac, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger.
Sanjana Dhayalan is from Coimbatore, India and she found herself in a challenging situation while she was having her virtual semester: the time zone difference of 10.5 hours. It was her motivation, hard work and support from her family, faculty, peers and friends that helped her be part of the Wildcat family.
UK Education Abroad & Exchanges (UK EA) offers a variety of experiences around the world to meet individual students' unique academic and personal needs. Education abroad can be most simply defined as an opportunity to earn academic credit in an international setting. However, many students have found more than that: personal growth, challenges, open-mindedness , a sense of community, and a world of possibilities.
Have you ever seen a virtual international healthcare experience that engages you with an underserved community and time in clinic? UK’s Shoulder to Shoulder Global (STSG), in collaboration with the community of Santo Domingo, Ecuador and an interprofessional UK faculty leadership team, offered its second virtual health brigade experience January 4-8, where students, faculty, staff and community members participated in a unique transformative, educational and cultural experience.