study abroad

A&S Alumnae to Serve 27 Months in Africa and Ukraine Through Peace Corps

Gwendolyn Schaefer and Olivia Brown will leave the U.S. for 27 months to volunteer in developing countries as part of the program.

Three Students Receive Fall Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

Ana Garner, an anthropology major, will use the award to study in China. Gilman Scholarships are congressionally funded scholarships provided by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education.

UK Students Named Fulbright Recipients

Four students from the University of Kentucky have been selected as recipients of Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships. The UK recipients are among 1,900 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2013-2014 academic year through the prestigious program.

Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship Winners to Pursue Knowledge Across the Globe

Education Abroad at UK (EA) and the Office of Undergraduate Research (UGR) awarded the three UK students with an Undergraduate Research Abroad Scholarship (UGRAS) to support their international independent research projects during the summer session.

Education Abroad Awards Program Development and Research Grants

Education Abroad at the University of Kentucky recently awarded grants to five faculty members to develop innovative programs abroad. In addition, a graduate student was awarded a grant to support her research into education abroad experiences and possibilities for the future.

Education Abroad Offers Range of Scholarship Opportunities

Widely seen as a life-changing experience, education abroad has been perceived as one with added financial burden. However, Education Abroad at UK is seeking to dispel the myth that money is necessarily an obstacle; rather, they want students to know money does not have to be a barrier.

A&S Abroad at Keeneland Hall

Come to A&S Wired on Monday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. to find out about the multitude of opportunitues to travel abroad this summer through A&S led programs. 

Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Keeneland Hall Basement

Politically Comprehensive with Gwendolyn Schaefer

Gwendolyn Schaefer knew she wanted to study abroad in the Middle East, but the Arab Spring presented a potential threat to her personal security. Her first two choices were Egypt and Syria, but both were deep in the throes of political unrest. Eventually, she landed in Amman, Jordan through Education Abroad at UK with AMIDEAST. There, she was paired with an internship at Jordan’s Ministry of Political Development. The trip made such a mark on Schaefer that she quickly returned.

Schaefer’s second trip was helped by a summer research grant from UK’s Office of Undergraduate Research. The grant allowed her to return and carry out her own research project studying female Iraqi refugees in Jordan.

In this podcast, Schaefer, now a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in both Geography and International Studies, discusses her travels and how her two different majors prepared her for the work she did overseas and why other students should consider doing the same.

This podcast was produced by Patrick O'Dowd.

 

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UK Student Goes Several Extra Miles For Internship

Hannah Simms is a junior at UK, majoring in international studies and political science with a minor in Chinese studies, as well as a member of the UK Honors Program. This past summer Simms spent three months in China, the bulk of which she devoted to working an internship with Lexmark's Shenzhen branch.

"see blue." Abroad — Even After Graduation

As a part of International Education Week, the Office of International Affairs is hosting a panel on post-graduation opportunities abroad for graduates who hope to further pursue education abroad experiences.

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