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|Experience Type:||Study Abroad||Area of Study:||Biology, Dietetics & Human Nutrition, Health, Human Health Sciences, Microbiology, Nursing, Pre-Health|
|Course Language:||English||Housing Options:||Student Residences|
|Eligibility:||1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior||Minimum GPA:||3|
|Student Type:||Undergraduate students only||Advisor:||Visit: http://www.uky.edu/international/the_team|
|UK Travel Medical Insurance:||Provided by program partner|
Field & Laboratory Experiences
- Field visit to medical microbiology laboratories in Belfast City Hospital as part of Microbiology course.
- Opportunity to undertake practical laboratory work within the laboratories of the Centre for Molecular Biosciences within the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, the top-ranking such facility in the UK.
- Visit W5 (who-what-where-when-why) science education center in Belfast and complete “DNA, a question of Taste” workshop. This special, day-long workshop explores the evolution of gene TAS2R38 (which codes for a taste receptor in the tongue) and features practical lab techniques including DNA isolation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), restriction enzyme digests and gel electrophoresis.
- Visit to the Titanic Centre in Belfast, an opportunity for students to learn about the history of Belfast.
- Weekend excursion to Dublin, including hop-on-hop-off bus tour, visit to the Guinness storehouse, and free time to explore. Transportation from Coleraine to Dublin, weekend accommodations in a bed & breakfast, and some meals included.
Belfast arrival: June 13
IFSA-Butler orientation: June 14
Move into Ulster housing: June 14
Classes begin: June 15
Depart for Dublin Weekend: TBD
Return to Ulster from Dublin Weekend: TBD
Program end date: July 24
(Please note these dates are based off of the 2015 summer and will change for the 2016 summer.They will be similiar in time frame.)
Students will earn transfer credit from the University of Ulster. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by the University of Ulster. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
- Upon completion of the term abroad, students will earn credit equivalent to:
- DHN 212 (formerly NFS 212): Introductory Nutrition
- BIO 208 with lab credit: Principles of Microbiology (the lab credit is not equivalent to BIO 209)
- All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to IFSA Butler. For the IFSA Butler application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
- Usually, financial aid (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 UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
- UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
- IFSA Butler may offer additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for IFSA Butler Scholarships for more information.
Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.
- U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the British Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.
Health & Safety Abroad
All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.
All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc.
For More Information
For additional information about the program, please contact:
EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.
EA Advisors assist students according to academic major. To find your EA Advisor visit EA Contact Us
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|Dates / Deadlines:|
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|Summer 2||2016||04/01/2016 **||Rolling Admission||06/13/2016||07/24/2016|
** 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.