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The Education Abroad Fair is Back With a New Giveaway

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LEXINGTON, Ky (Sept. 15, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Education Abroad & Exchanges (EA) Fair is making its return 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Barker Plaza outside of Gatton Student Center.

The EA Fair is a chance for students to gain international experience through multiple pathways. UK faculty, global program providers and EA staff will be on site to answer all questions and help interested students find the best fit for their study abroad experience. 

“Even though international travel looks a bit different right now, we are excited to introduce the education abroad opportunities available to UK students,” said Miko McFarland, executive director of Education Abroad & Exchanges. “Whether students are focused on taking courses toward their degree, looking to gain international internship experience or have just dreamed of living in another country, students have a variety of programs to consider. This event is the perfect way to start exploring those options.” 

Although the fair is held annually, this year’s fair includes a new opportunity for attendees. Each hour, a lucky student will win a full EA summer program scholarship to one of nine amazing destinations. After checking into the fair, students can scan a QR code and register to enter the scholarship drawing.  

Starting at 10:30 a.m., one student will be randomly selected each hour on the half hour to spin a prize wheel, determining where their scholarship will take them in Summer 2022. Students can enter once each hour but must be present to win. 

Want to get a head start on the fair? 

  • Follow @ukyabroad to see a few countries that will be included on EA’s “Spin the Wheel” scholarship giveaway. 
  • Explore which EA programs spark your interest with the program search.  
  • Get tips on funding your EA experience using the scholarship database and be sure to visit the scholarship table at the fair. The deadline for spring and winter scholarships is Oct. 1.
  • To learn more about the EA Fair and program, visit the University of Kentucky International Center website or in person at Bradley Hall. 

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