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Education Abroad

Each semester, international studies students take advantage of the University of Kentucky’s growing array of education abroad opportunities. From short academic break programs to semester or year-long experiences, UK offers approved options for students to study abroad in over 150 countries around the world.

Why Study Abroad?

As our world becomes increasnigly interconnected, employers are seeking graduates who have cross-cultural competence, real-world application and transferable skills. UK's Office of Education Abroad and Exchanges aims to prepare students for the globally competitive world that awaits after graduation. 

Education Abroad Scholarships

UK's Office of Education Abroad and Exchanges seeks to make studying abroad financially feasible for all students through offering general as well as area and term-specific scholarships. For more information on scholarship opportunities or to browse available scholarships, visit the Education Abroad and Exchanges website

Recommended Programs for International Studies Majors

Each year, UK's Office of Education Abroad and Exchanges evaluates current program offerings and recommends programs that align best with the IS major. Browse through the recommended programs below to see which programs best suit your interests or visits the International Studies Major Advising page.

Countless IS majors have taken advantage of the opporunity to pursue their passion for international studies abroad. To read more about the experiences of our alumni while studying abroad, click the images below.