Welcome to the International Programs for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

Our mission is to assist students, faculty, and staff in finding opportunities and providing resources for international study, research or other professional work. 

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Office of International Programs for Agriculture | 302 Charles E. Barnhart Building
University of Kentucky | Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0276
An Equal Opportunity University | University of KentuckyCollege of Agriculture, Food and Environment 
Contact Webmaster:
Samantha Richardson
skri227@g.uky.edu

Mt. Bromo volcano, Java, Indonesia.

Mt. Bromo volcano, Java, Indonesia. Photo courtesy of Mark Williams

Fishing boats, Elmina, Ghana.

Fishing boats, Elmina, Ghana. Photo courtesy of Mark Williams

Local market, Elmina, Ghana.

Local market, Elmina, Ghana. Photo courtesy of Mark Williams

Elephant Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Elephant Park, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo courtesy of Mark Williams

The remains of Khertvisi Fortress, Republic of Georgia.

The remains of Khertvisi Fortress, Republic of Georgia. Photo courtesy of Michael Reed.

Picking tea, Kenya.

Picking tea, Kenya. Photo courtesy of Michael Goodin

Rafting in Jamaica.

Rafting in Jamaica. Photo courtesy of Michael Goodin

Ancient City and World Heritage Site, Sukhothai, Thailand.

Ancient City and World Heritage Site, Sukhothai, Thailand. Photo courtesy of Mark Williams

The main street of Riquewihr, France.

The main street of Riquewihr, France. Photo courtesy of Michael Reed

Lake Geneva, Vevey, Switzerland.

Lake Geneva, Vevey, Switzerland. Photo courtesy of Michael Reed

Vinales, Cuba

Vinales, Cuba Photo courtesy of Brent Rowell

La Joya Ecologica Patio, Cuba

La Joya Ecologica Patio, Cuba Photo courtesy of Brent Rowell

Cuba

Street in Cuba Photo courtesy of Brent Rowell

Instructions for Inviting Interns and Scholars

Both interns and visiting scholars are to follow the J-1 Application Instructions found here and turn in all the required paper work at least one month before arrival to Carol Hanley at chanley@email.uky.edu . For more information about inviting interns and scholars, click here. For more information about how to obtain visiting student status, click here.

Interns
List of requirements
Here are two forms to get started on.
1. For Interns: PDF iconintern_verification_screening_2016-2017.pdf
2. For Inviting Faculty Member: PDF icondepartmental_check-list_for_j-1_student_intern.pdf

Scholars
The following links will give more information for visiting students and scholars.

J-1 Visiting Students
J-1 Scholars

Summer 2018 Thailand Internship

For more than 20 years, students from the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment have participated on internships through a long-standing partnership with Maejo Univeristy in Chiang Mai, Thailand.During Summer 2018, UK students will have two internship options:
Thailand 2018 Summer Internship

Huai Hong Khrai Royal Development Center

Funded by the King of Thailand, this center has crop (field crops, fruits, flowers, vegetables, and mushrooms), livestock (chickens and other birds), and fish production. There are also experiments with forestry management, irrigation systems, and other agricultural systems. 

Maejo University 

Students may be paired with a faculty member in their area of interest. Faculty studies include agronomy, medicinal plant science, plant protection, agroforestry, animal science, biotechnology, food science, material science, renewable energy and more. 

Eligibility

This program is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.

More Information
If you would like more information, you can contact:

Dr. Mike Reed
Department of Agricultural Economics
michael.reed@uky.edu

Susan Meredith
EA Advisor
susan.meredith@uky.edu

Announcements

- UK International Center Statement on the Executive Order on Immigration
The University of Kentucky's International Center has released a statement on the Executive Order on Immigration. To learn more click here.

- Indonesia Focus 2017
The 2017 Indonesia Focus Conference will be hosted at UK. More information to come. Visit http://www.indonesiafocus.net/ for more information

-American Education and Culture Ambassador Program

Teach English in China. All majors welcome. Visit www.chineseculturecenter.org
More information here.