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UK Sponsored: First Adventures in a Global Marketplace (Communication & Information)
London, England
Program Terms: Summer 2
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Fees and Policies Summer 1
Fact Sheet:
 Experience Type:
Study Abroad
 Area of Study:
Business, Communication, International Business, International Studies
 Course Language:
English
 Housing Options:
Apartment(shared)
 Eligibility:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
 Minimum GPA:
2
 Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
 Advisor:
Liz Kociolek
 Program Director:
Matthew Deffendall
 UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Included in the UK Sponsored program fee
Program Description:

First Adventures in a Global Marketplace

June 10 - July 2, 2014

Program Overview

Designed specifically for first generation students, this program will provide students with the fundamental principles and practical skill-sets to understand the diverse cultures that comprise the global marketplace of the 21st century. Through visits and discussions with London business leaders, participants will observe first-hand how multinational corporations navigate the intense diversity challenges of today's independent business community. Using London as a classroom, students will engage with one another and the local community through class projects.     

Highlights

  • Understand the concept of intercultural communication and examine the similarities and differences in verbal and nonverbal communication across cultures.
  • Recognize how corporations have embraced globalization.
  • Explore the history, culture, art and energy of London, England, a leading global city.

Eligibility

This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines. The program is designed specifically for first generation students at UK but it is open to students who are not first generation. However, if necessary, preference for acceptance into the program will be given to first generation students.

Academic Credit

  • UK Sponsored programs are conducted by the University of Kentucky faculty. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings.
  • Undergraduate students will enroll in COM 390: Global Workplace Communication (3 credit hours).
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour).

Housing & Meals

  • Students will be housed in shared student apartments in London.
  • Participants will be responsible for all meals on their own and will have access to kitchen facilities. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
  • Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
    
    	
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline application material is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).

Required Applications

  • Students must complete an application with UK Education Abroad (online, this website) and a supplemental application with International Studies Abroad (ISA). The supplemental ISA application will be provided to all accepted students after the application deadline.

Passport & Visa Requirements

  • U.S. passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Participants who wish to extend their stay in the country beyond the program start and end dates and those who are not U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations at the UK Border Agency.

Travel Medical Insurance

All participants of this program will be enrolled in HTH Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. The cost of Travel Medical Insurance is included in the program fee. Please see the Education Abroad at UK Health & Safety webpage for more information. 

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact:

  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • Mr. Matthew Deffendall, Director of First Generation Initiatives at the University of Kentucky, matthew.deffendall@uky.edu. Mr. Deffendall will be directing the program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2014 04/25/2014** Rolling Admission 06/10/2014 07/02/2014

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.