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International Center

The University of Kentucky International Center (UKIC) is the hub for all things international at UK. Located in Bradley Hall, UKIC serves as a resource center for the University's vital international linkages, promoting the involvement of UK faculty, staff, and students in education abroad, international research, development projects, and other global activities.

Our Office of Education Abroad & Exchanges provides the support and resources for UK students to engage in study, intern, research, teach and service experiences both abroad and within the U.S. Despite the pandemic, UK students can still take advantage of global experiences from the comfort of their homes. Regardless of delivery method, Education Abroad opportunities allow our students to develop cultural awareness, intercultural communications skills, independence, build networks and enhance their education by learning about their major through diverse perspectives – all competencies that employers seek in today’s global workforce.

Our International Student and Scholars Services (ISSS) team supports students and visiting researchers from other countries as they join UK's community in person or virtually. ISSS’s work also reaches U.S. students as the team creates opportunities for U.S. and international students to learn from one another, develop friendships and a strong sense of belonging to UK’s diverse community.

Your generosity can make a huge impact on our internationalization efforts at UK. Gifts to the International Education Fund will support UK-wide internationalization initiatives such as Education Abroad scholarships, annual speaking forums bringing internationally-recognized speakers to campus, International Education Week activities, and other programs which support UK students' success and development as global citizens.

Support the International Education Fund on One Day for UK. Your support will enable us to expand scholarship and funding opportunities for both UK international students and U.S. students. We are grateful for your support!

1865th Gift of the Day
The lucky donor who makes the 1865th gift on One Day For UK will win an extra $1865 to their selected college, program, or cause!
1st Time Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Come Together for a Cause
Students! Follow UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook by 10:00pm on #OneDayforUK and tag one friend and your favorite college, program or cause in the comments. The college, program or cause with the most tags will win $500 and you'll be entered to win a swag bag for you and your friend.
Facebook Likes Challenge
Go to the UK Philanthropy Official Facebook page to find the One Day for UK Likes challenge post. Like the photo of the college, program or cause of your choice and those with the most likes between Monday and Noon on #OneDayforUK will win the challenge.
Throwback Thursday
You know what day it is! Throw it back to when you were the cool kid on campus and use #OneDayforUK for a chance to win an additional $250 for your favorite college, program, or cause! Be sure to tag them in your post or mention them in the caption.
1st Gift of the Day
Chelsea Brislin and the Gaines Center for the Humanities win the 1st Gift of the Day award.
1st Time Young Alumni Donor Challenge
A lucky donor who graduated after 2016 and makes their first-ever gift to UK will be highlighted to win an additional $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Student DanceBlue Challenge
First, Follow or Like UK Philanthropy on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook before #OneDayforUK, then tag 3 friends to do the same. Then, on April 21st, see if you and your team win a prize pack of DanceBlue swag!
Share Your UK Family Challenge
Does your family bleed blue? Post a photo of you, your family, your pets, or any member of your Big Blue family dressed up in UK gear. Post your picture on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, include the hashtag #OneDayforUK, and tag your favorite UK college, program or cause. One lucky photo will win $250 for their selected college, program, or cause!
Small Programs + Centers Leaderboard
The small program or center who has the most donors on #OneDayForUK! 1st place wins $1000, 2nd place wins $500.
Rank Prize Small Programs + Centers Leaderboard Donors
1 $1,000 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 174
2 $500 Gaines Center for the Humanities 110
3 Center for Health Equity Transformation 30
4 Basic Needs and Persistence Fund 28
5 Collegiate Recovery Community 21
6 Center for Applied Energy Research 17
7 First Generation College Student Fund 15
8 Human Development Institute 15
9 Women & Philanthropy Network 7
10 Institutional Diversity 6
11 International Center 5
12 Center for Research on Violence Against Women 5
14 Still We Rise 4
15 Bilal ibn Rabah Scholarship Fund 3
16 Center for Interprofessional Health Education 2
See what people are sharing about One Day for UK 2022!
Int'l Center Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 KY 4
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
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