UKIC / Office of China Initiatives / Undergraduate Student Success

Undergraduate Student Success

The Office of China Initiatives is passionate about the success of UK’s undergraduate students both on and off-campus through programs focusing on academic achievement, social success, and overall wellbeing. We intentionally develop programs that focus on students’ holistic development, including identifying opportunities for internships, career readiness, and integration of domestic and international students.  

Study Abroad Opportunities

China in My Lens

Each year, the University of Kentucky Office of China Initiatives invites UK students, visiting scholars, and UK faculty & staff to participate in the China in My Lens photography competition.

A review committee selects one first prize, one second prize, and one third prize winner from each group. Individuals submitting pieces to OCI are authorizing OCI and UK to make unlimited, unrestricted use of their photographs for promotional purposes. 

Prizes by division are as follows:

  • Faculty and Staff Group: First Prize: $800; Second Prize: $500; Third Prize: $300
  • UK Student and Visiting Scholars Group: First Prize: $500; Second Prize: $300; Third Prize: $150

For more information or if you have any questions, contact Lashana Harney at