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Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium


Students and Faculty who have engaged in academic activity outside their campus are eligible to present as individuals or as groups in the Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium. The Symposium is open to students at any post-secondary institution who have studied abroad (outside the USA) or studied away (domestic or US territories) during a term beginning from the Fall of 2012 through Winter 2015. Students must be nominated by a Faculty Symposium Advisor or Sponsor who will work with the student on their presentation and abstract.

The goal of the symposium is to extract from students' examples of how the role of international and off-campus domestic academic experiences enhances student learning.


  • December 1, 2014: Deadline for student and faculty proposal submission via Symposium website
  • December 1 - January 31: Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium review of proposals
  • February 1: New extended deadline date
  • February 6: Notification acceptance to present at the Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium. WKU will notify students and faculty of their selection for presentation
  • March 28:  Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium at WKU in Bowling Green, KY

Faculty Symposium Advisors/Sponsors: Please nominate students you judge eligible for participation by reaching out to those students who attended your study abroad or away courses, and aid them in completion of the WKU Symposium Proposal Form by reviewing their abstracts for academic merit.

Submitting an abstract to you is the student's obligation, although we ask that you work with students on preparing their abstracts. Abstracts should be substantive, explicit as to the content of the presentation and the location being discussed, and no longer than 300 words. Please critique your nominees' abstracts before submission. Abstracts will be printed in the symposium program. Your mentorship is assumed, valued, and will be publicly acknowledged.

Registration Fee: A registration fee of $50 per person will be required for student and faculty presenters. A registration fee of $25 will be required for non-presenter that wish to attend the Lunch Plenary Session. All other presentations are free and open to the public. The non-refundable registration fee must be submitted at the time of proposal submission and will confirm willingness to participate.


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2014 Study Abroad Symposium

March 28, 2015

Knicely Conference Center

Bowling Green, KY



March 1, 2015

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