Living Learning Programs
The International Village provides students with a meaningful international experience right on UK’s campus. Conveniently located in Blazer Hall, students in the International Village enjoy learning about the world from and with each other. Room assignments pair students from differing backgrounds, and dedicated programming offers opportunities to explore others’ cultures and develop international friendships. Through cultural and recreational programming as well as through connected coursework, students will have regular interactions with faculty, upper class peer mentors, and staff dedicated to supporting their academic success at the University of Kentucky.
For more information about the International Village please visit: internationalvillage.as.uky.edu
LEXengaged – Social Justice & Leadership
LEXengaged is a first-year residential program offered by the College of Arts & Sciences and will be located on UK’s north campus in Limestone Park I – close to downtown Lexington. As a member of this community, you will be introduced to ideas, concepts and notions of civic engagement, considering the opportunities and obstacles which enhance and impede engagement. Come assess your own prospects for being an active citizen. Civic engagement will be applied to your day-to-day life. Through course readings, discussions, guest speakers, and off-campus tours, you will obtain an understanding of the larger community in which you live, Lexington. In grasping the multifaceted character of Lexington, you should leave LEXengaged able to encounter any American city as an involved community member. This community focuses on engagement, service learning and social justice.
For more information about LEXengaged please visit: lexengaged.uky.edu
STEMCats – Careers in Science & Research
STEMCats - STEMCats is a freshman academic, research, and professional-development residential program sponsored by HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) intended for first-year students who have applied for or are interested in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) major. Students arrive a week before the fall semester begins and attend programs in math, biology, chemistry, and other first year courses. This early start helps build confidence in a firstyear student’s academic preparation as they acclimate to the rigors of a STEM major. STEMCats experience an array of faculty-led and student-led activities, including special career seminars and course-based research projects. STEMCats has graduate and professional student mentors who provide support services, coordinate activities and tutor throughout the year. Students in the STEMCats program live in the Woodland Glen IV residential hall.
For more information about STEMCats please visit: stemcats.uky.edu