Sarah Geegan

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This Week Is #blueabroad Week

Published: Jan 28, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2013) — UK students, you are already seeing blue, but Education Abroad at UK wants you to "see blue." abroad.

 

To promote international education opportunities to UK’s student population Education Abroad at UK is hosting a weeklong series of events throughout campus titled, “#blueabroad week."

 

The events will take place during the week of Jan. 28–Feb. 1 (see the full event schedule below) to highlight the range of international education opportunities, scholarship opportunities and how education abroad can enrich a student’s education goals without postponing graduation.

 

Seth Riker, promotion and outreach coordinator at Education Abroad, studied abroad as a student in Chile.

 

“As a first generation college student who was on a PELL grant, I know how expensive college can be, let alone an international airline ticket," Riker said. "While there may be obstacles, we are here to help make it happen for everyone."

 

In his position, Riker promotes all things international education.

 

"It’s frustrating to hear UK grads, or soon-to-be-grads talk about education abroad as an afterthought like ‘Oh, yeah. I should have done that.'”

 

Riker said that #blueabroad week aims to reach a wide variety of UK students. “And if we missed anyone Monday through Thursday, I hope to see them at our Friday open house,” Riker said.

 

The schedule of events is below:

 

Monday, Jan. 28

Agriculture Abroad Events

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

First floors of the Agricultural Science Center North and Erikson Hall

At each of these events, faculty and staff will be available to discuss College of Agriculture education abroad opportunities, including Summer 2013 programs led by College of Ag faculty.

A&S Abroad Event

6 p.m.

Keeneland Hall basement

Faculty and staff will discuss the many College of Arts & Sciences education abroad opportunities, including Summer 2013 education abroad programs led by A&S faculty.  Free pizza and drinks will be provided.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 29

Health Abroad Event

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Outside the Big Blue Café in the Nursing Building

Education Abroad staff will discuss education abroad opportunities for students pursuing work in various health fields.

Intern Abroad Info Session

6 p.m.

Student Center, Room 249

Education Abroad staff will highlight international, credit-bearing internship opportunities for students in all disciplines, including Summer 2013 UK sponsored internships abroad.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 30

Education Abroad Fair 

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Grand Ballroom of the Student Center

The highlight of #blueabroad week is the Spring Fair — a one-stop-shop for all the international education opportunities at UK.  In addition to finding information and connecting with campus resources, students may find free T-shirts, a photo booth, giveaways, and free henna tattoos for the first 50 to check-in on Facebook.

 

Thursday, Jan. 31

Fine Arts Abroad

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Fine Arts Building, outside Room 114

Education Abroad staff will be available to discuss education abroad opportunities for Fine Arts students, including Summer 2013 UK Sponsored programs led by College of Fine Arts faculty.

Bluegrass Down-under Event

6 p.m.

William T. Young Library Auditorium

Education Abroad at UK and The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) will be hosting a mini Australia Info Session before showing the movie  “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.” Scholarships will be raffled for TEAN programs.  Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

 

Friday, Feb. 1

Education Abroad Open House

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

315 Bradley Hall

For the last event of #blueabroad week Education Abroad will host an open house. All students, faculty and staff are welcome.  Food and refreshments will be provided.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 5

Education Abroad Scholarship Workshop

3-7 p.m.

William T. Young Library in The HUB

In collaboration with the UK Writing Center & the Office of External Scholarships, Education Abroad at UK will host a Scholarship Workshop. 
At this workshop one-on-one scholarship advising will be available to all students. Participants are encouraged to bring personal statement drafts and/or education abroad scholarship applications.

 

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Sarah Geegan, (859) 257-5365; Sarah.geegan@uky.edu

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