Nowadays, we are in an era of globalization/internationalization and we all live in a small global village. We need to educate global citizens to develop intercultural competencies in all students, faculty, and staff and develop programs to prepare our students, faculty, and staff to live, learn, and work in the global community. This will be fulfilled through programs and events/activities designed to increase the global experience for all faculty staff and students. It is well established that Study Abroad is one of the most beneficial and life-changing experiences for college students, faculty, and staff. Study Abroad can help participants broaden their vision of the world, experience different styles of teaching/learning, learn about new cultures and perspectives, and increase cross-cultural awareness. KSU’s engagement with the international community is critical to the future of our students, our University, and our Commonwealth.

At Kentucky State University, Study Abroad means international teaching, learning, research, and service opportunities that may be offered and completed in fall, winter, spring, or summer semesters, either credit-based or non-credit-based. Types of Study Abroad programs include 1) university-led or faculty-led programs, (2) third-party programs, and (3) individual direct enrollment programs. Students may earn credit/grade towards a degree for the KSU offered required or elective courses. Transcripts of foreign courses may be evaluated by an authorized education service agency or through a course or programs articulation agreement between KSU and international partner institutions. The Office of International Affairs provides guidance and consultation for developing international programs and university-wide Study Abroad advising. The Office develops Study Abroad opportunities to provide a wide variety of support services to study/teach abroad, conduct field research, and participate in service-learning programs or internships.