The University of Kentucky has more students participating in Education Abroad (EA) programs than any other higher education institution in Kentucky, according to recently released data by the Institute of International Education. The 2013 Open Doors Report revealed that UK sent 845 students abroad in the 2011-12 academic year.
The report also showed that UK enrolls more international students (nearly 1,900 in 2011-12) than any other institution in the state, a lead the university has maintained for many years.
Last year the number of students enrolled in EA programs rose by an astonishing 39 percent. This year EA has retained that growth, proving that their work is creating sustainable change on UK’s campus.
The growth is also due in part to initiatives such as the Major Advising Pages, which assists students with selecting programs that most closely align with their majors. These abroad programs integrate into the students' degree programs, and do not delay the time to degree completion.
EA has also intensified the diversity of its portfolio through five experience types – study abroad, research abroad, intern abroad, teach abroad, and service learning abroad.