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Director's Message

Thank you for visiting our website! The International Studies program at the University of Kentucky is purposefully designed to prepare students for graduate studies in a wide range of disciplines as well as careers in public service, private sector, academia, non-governmental organizations, international organizations and other fields.

Our students participate in experiential learning through internships and study abroad opportunities in all regions of the world. Most of them are also actively involved with the Society of International Studies, the Wildcat Model UN Club and the National Honor Society for International Studies (the Sigma Iota Rho).

You are in the right place if you are a prospective or current UK student interested in the International Studies major or minor. Click here to learn more about our course offerings, internships and education abroad opportunities. You can also visit the Stuckert Career Center and the Education Abroad & Exchanges office for more information.

We are always open to new ideas for strengthening our program to better serve UK students, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the United States of America, and the world at large. I therefore encourage our alumni and donors to partner in our student-focused programming and co-curricular activities.

If you are a University of Kentucky faculty or graduate student interested in establishing a formal relationship with the International Studies Program, please get in touch with Melanie Esterline at and complete our Affiliate application form. It will be a joy to have you on our team.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Francis Musoni, PhD.


Tel: 859-257-1861