Take Your Education Further With Education Abroad, KIIS Fair

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2017) A study abroad fair is slated 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Niles Gallery of the Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center, hosted by University of Kentucky Education Abroad and Exchanges (UK EA) and Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS).

The event is open to all UK students and faculty interested in learning about KIIS education abroad opportunities for summer 2018. At the study abroad fair, students can speak with UK faculty who are leading KIIS programs this summer. Pizza and other giveaways are also available at the fair.

KIIS is a faculty-led nonprofit consortium of colleges and universities in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, West Virginia, Ohio and New York. It sponsors summer, winter and semester study abroad programs in over 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. 

UK EA and KIIS will award six $100 education abroad scholarships to students who attend the event. Winners will be chosen randomly from a raffle-style drawing. Students will receive a raffle ticket each time they ask a faculty or staff member a question about education abroad programs. They may ask multiple questions/receive multiple tickets to enter, but students can only win once. Winners will be notified the day after event. Additional stipulations will apply.

Students who are interested in additional education abroad scholarships can visit the UK EA's scholarship website.

“There is so much pleasure in learning something new every day, even if it is just one new word in another language,” said Doreen Maloney, a KIIS faculty director and associate professor in the UK School of Art and Visual Studies. “The wonderment that comes from discovery of self, others, places and history and the intense mental work of crafting intellectual and emotional connections makes me feel completely alive.”

While participating in KIIS study abroad programs, students are directed by faculty from KIIS universities and earn transfer credit for courses taken abroad. UK students will take the classes with peers from the region.

See available KIIS programs taught by UK faculty members below or a complete listing of KIIS programs.

  • UK Consortia: Experience Barcelona – Directed by UK Associate Professor Andy Doolen, this summer program in Barcelona, Spain, takes full advantage of the cosmopolitan seaport on the Mediterranean. Some available courses include Drawing; Imagining the Spanish Civil War: Hemingway, Hughes and other American Writers; and The Art Museum – Art and Nationalism in Barcelona. Speaking Spanish is not required for this program.
  • UK Consortia: Experience Berlin – UK faculty Doreen Maloney and Becky Alley direct this program in Germany's vibrant and centrally located Prenzlauer Berg district. Some available courses include Visualizing Berlin, Constructing Space Berlin, and Typography and Poster. Speaking German is not required for this program.
  • UK Consortia: Experience Munich – UK Assistant Professor Bess Dawson Contreras directs this summer program in Munich, which offers students advanced German language study. Some available courses include Experiencing German Abroad: 20th and 21st-Centuries Munich; German Composition and Conversation; and Drama, Film and Popular Culture. All courses will be taught in German. Students must complete at least 12 hours of college-level German prior to program participation.
  • UK Consortia: Experience Paris I – With UK lecturer Lee Ann Paynter, students will experience Paris and France's intriguing history, respected literary traditions and other cultural riches. Some available courses include Photographic History of Paris; Introduction to Literature; and the Holocaust in France. Speaking French is not required for this program.
  • UK Consortia: Experience Paris II – With UK program directors, Jeff Peters, Jeorg Ellen Sauer and Sarah Landolt, students can take advantage of Paris's abundant cultural resources. Some available courses include Introduction to French Literature: Paris in Verse; French Civilization and Culture: The Cultural Heritage of Paris; and Experiencing French Abroad: The Visual Imagination. Students must have completed at least 12 hours of college-level French at time of departure.
  • UK Consortia: Experience Austria – UK Associate Professor Anita Lee Post directs this summer program in Bregenz, Austria, home to 30,000 inhabitants. Speaking German is not required. Some available courses include Introduction to German (and Austrian) Culture, International Business and Cross-Cultural Psychology.

UK Education Abroad has more than 460 programs available in more than 70 countries. In addition to study abroad opportunities, students can participate in internship, service, research and teaching programs abroad. Students interested in learning more about education abroad opportunities can visit http://international.uky.edu/ea or visit the Advising Center at 315 Bradley Hall.

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