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Education Abroad

 

Interested in studying abroad?  

Start early (9 months if possible) and follow the steps.

Lost?  Confused?  Forgot where to go?

Email us at AS-EdAbroad@uky.edu.  We are here to help you!

 

Steps to Studying Abroad

Step 1: Attend a First Steps Session

These sessions explain what to think about when considering a program, how to select a program, cost, financial aid and scholarships, credit transfer and equivalencies, and much more.

Spring Semester Dates:

Wednesdays

*Not 3/3

3:00 pm - 4:00 pmJoin Zoom Meeting  

Thursdays

*Not 3/4

2:00 pm - 3:00 pmGatton Student Center- East Wing- Room C233  

Can't attend one of these sessions?  There are more general First Steps Sessions on the Education Abroad website to choose from!

 

Step 2: Meet with your Academic Advisor

Every student is assigned an Academic Advisor, who will help you think about:

  1. the best time to study abroad in your course planning, and 
  2. which courses you may want to take abroad.  

This step is critical to ensure you stay on track toward graduation.

Instructions

Schedule an Appointment

 

Step 3: Find your Program

Program Search

There are different types of programs (explained in detail here):

 

Step 4: Determine Costs

Each program has a "Cost" or "Costs & Scholarships" tab. Find the cost sheet for your program.

  1. Select the correct term from the dropdown box at the top (e.g. Spring, Summer, etc.)
  2. Select any required fields (such as tuition)
  3. Click the print icon to save. 

Example:

Example Cost Sheet

 

Step 5: Find Funding

Take advantage of funding available for education abroad!  There are several types of scholarships:

Scholarships range in deadlines, award amount and eligibility requirements.

 

Step 6: Apply!

To apply for a program, find yours in the Program Search.

  1. Click the blue “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the program page. 
  2. Read the popup text box very carefully for an explanation of the UK EA Application fee. (Note: some applications don’t have a fee.) 
  3. Click Proceed. 
  4. Once you start your application, you will need to complete your profile and all of the application sections.

 

More Questions?

Within the College of Arts & Sciences: You have an advocate to help you ensure that you stay on track and work through all the steps:

Book an appointment with Tiffany Williams

Within the Education Abroad and Exchanges Office:  You have an advisor who can help you navigate the many different programs, costs, scholarships and application:

Book an appointment with Allison Peoples

 

Have you considered?

Upon your return, you may want to pursue an additional resume-building certificate, which may be easier than you think!

Certificate of Global Studies

The Certificate of Global Studies attests to your ability to live and work in a global community. It documents the global issues you have studied in your undergraduate courses, the credit you have earned through education abroad, the second language in which you have learned to communicate, and your internationally-focused activities in the United States. To learn more, click here.