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UK Welcomes Students From Brazil Scientific Mobility Program

Twenty-six Brazilian students will become Kentucky wildcats in the fall, as part of UK's partnership with the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) and the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Immigration Reform Reflects the American Dream

President Eli Capilouto's blog addresses immigration reform as an opportunity to seize our heritage and find an alternative method for engaging a vibrant part of our global community in our future.

Thanksgiving Goes Global

UK Alumni Association doesn’t like anyone to be left out of this special holiday. For seven years, it has celebrated Thanksgiving in a global fashion with students and their guests from every corner of the world.

ESL Partnerships Internationalize UK's Campus

Lina Crocker, faculty member in the CESL, contends that face-to-face interaction with American students is one of the best tools for both English-speaking practice and orientation into American culture. She facilitates partnerships with various departments across campus, which give international students like Sultan the opportunity to meet American students.

Watch and Learn: Viewing the Vice Presidential Debate with International Students

The Center for English as a Second Language organized a discussion and viewing of the 2012 Vice Presidential debate, which gave students an opportunity to practice conversation and express their political opinions. In this podcast, students share some political insight, comparisons to politics in their home countries, and reactions to the debate. View the photos from this event here.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman

 

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Presidential Debate Brings International and Local Students Together

A large university setting like the University of Kentucky can often present difficulties in facilitating one-on-one interaction between international students and local students; however this exchange is very important. It allows international students to enhance their cultural experiences and English proficiency, and it provides domestic students with global perspectives. The University of Kentucky Center for English as a Second Language Department (CESL) works to facilitate these interactions, most recently through a joint-viewing of the first presidential debate.

Spotlight: The Center for English as a Second Language with Lina Crocker

Cheyenne Hohman sat down with Lina Crocker to find out more about The Center for English as a Second Language. Professor Crocker is the senior lecturer at the Center and describes what the Center does, who it's for, and describes the variety of students it instructs.

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