University of Kentucky alumni really do get all around the world. Gwendolyn Schaefer (International Studies/Geography 2013) traveled to Ukraine after her graduation as part of a 27 month long service period with the United State Peace Corps. Unfortunately, Gwen and other Peace Corps volunteers were forced to evacuate from the area in February 2014 due to mounting safety concerns.
Here, Gwen tells us about her time in Ukraine, the people and culture of the nation, and what it was like working there with the Peace Corps.
With offerings from anthropology to WRD, UK Education Abroad is working to help more students study in Mexico.
In 2011, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported that Heather Hodges had expressed concern over Ecuador's National Police being corrupt, and warned that their National Police Commander, Jaime Aquilino Hurtado, might be involved in a number of illegal activities. Later that year Ecuador expelled Hodges from the country after she failed to give the Ecuadorian government a satisfactory explanation of accusations made public in the Wikileaks diplomatic cables.
Heather M. Hodges is a career United States foreign service officer, currently serving as the United States Ambassador to Moldova, and formerly the United States Ambassador to Ecuador.
This event is sponored by the Department of International Studies