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Behind the Blue: Exploring UK’s International Role With Sue Roberts

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2017) — “There isn’t a university in the U.S. right now that doesn't have some kind of internationalization or globalization as one of their top priorities,” said Sue Roberts, UK’s associate provost for internationalization and director for the UK International Center (UKIC).

From Education Abroad to International Student Recruitment to Global Health and more, UKIC leads internationalization efforts at the University of Kentucky. The work of UKIC is supported by the International Advisory Council, a group of globally-engaged faculty and administrators representing each of the university’s 17 colleges, plus other key academic units.

On this week’s episode of "Behind the Blue," Roberts joins us to discuss "human" geography, helping the university on a global stage through her transition to UKIC, and the wealth of global learning opportunities UK provides both internationally and here at home.

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