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EAP 599


Note: We will no longer be having in-person pre-departure orientations. EAP 599 requirements have changed! Check below to see the requirements for the term(s) in which you’ll be abroad.

If you are Fall 2017, Academic Year 2017-2018, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 or Alt. Academic Year 2018 student, you received an email with your requirements and deadlines to your UK STUDENT EMAIL (@uky.edu).

What is it

EAP 599 stands for Education Abroad Program 599 and is a 1 credit hour UK course in Canvas that prepares you for your experience abroad. Topics include how to surf the cultural waves, career integration, and reflection on your experience.

What else does it do?

It gives you full-time student status while abroad. This keeps your place at UK and gives you access to your financial aid and scholarships. Lastly, it wipes out other UK tuition and course fees (not including distance learning fees). For example, when you are enrolled in EAP 599 plus 6 UK credit hours for a summer faculty directed program, you only pay for 1 credit hour for all 7 credits.

Can you opt out?

If you're an undergrad student, you are required to be in this course when going on a program where you'll be studying, interning, researching, teaching, or doing service abroad during any term. Yes, even summer terms. Any student who uses UK financial aid or scholarships to help pay for their program also must be enrolled in EAP 599.

Graduate students, you get the choice if you want to opt in or out. It may be financially beneficial for you to enroll in EAP 599, so check with your UK Education Abroad Advisor before you decide.

Requirements for EAP 599

It is your responsibility to complete requirements by their deadlines. If you do not complete all of the requirements, you will fail EAP 599.

Academic Year 2017-2018

REMINDER: You will be enrolled in EAP 599 for the Spring semester, just as you were for the Fall semester.

 In order to Pass EAP 599 for the FALL SEMESTER, you must complete each of these requirements in the UK EA Application Portal:

  • Pre-Departure Orientation (You should’ve already done this)
  • Learning Content: While Abroad (EAP 599: While Abroad Information and Resources)
    • DUE: January 19, 2018
  • Learning Content: Returnee (EAP 599: Re-Entry Information and Resources)
    • DUE: January 19, 2018
  • Assessments: Returnee (EAP 599 Re-Entry Quiz)
    • DUE: January 19, 2018

In order to Pass EAP 599 for the SPRING SEMESTER, you must completed the EAP 599 course material on UK’s Canvas site.

  • Starting Spring 2018, EAP 599 will be entirely on-line through Canvas
  • There are THREE Modules you must complete in their entirety to pass the course.
    • All course requirements need to be complete by the end of the UK term in which you’re abroad. UK’s Spring Semester ends MAY 4, 2018.
  • There will NOT be a Re-Entry session for you to attend when you return to campus.

Alt. Academic Year 2018

Post Decision Requirements:

  • Please log into the UK EA application portal and complete any remaining Post Decision requirements.
  • This includes a “What to know before you go abroad” webinar under Learning Content.

EAP 599: This course is entirely on CANVAS now. 

  • The Education Abroad Office has already enrolled you in this course for Spring 2018. If you do not see the course on Canvas, please contact the Education Abroad office.
  • In order to Pass EAP, you must complete all course assignments on Canvas.
  • All course requirements need to be completed by the end of the UK term in which you’re abroad. UK’s Spring 2018 Semester ends MAY 4, 2018; UK’s Fall 2018 Semester ends TBD.
    • NOTE: If you are going abroad on an Alt. Academic Year (Spring-Fall 2018), you will be enrolled in EAP 599 for both semesters, and you will need to complete the course content and requirements both semester.
  • There will NOT be a Re-Entry session for Alt. Academic Year students to attend.

Spring 2018

Post Decision Requirements:

  • Please log into the UK EA application portal and complete any remaining Post Decision requirements.
  • This includes a “What to know before you go abroad” webinar under Learning Content.

EAP 599: This course is entirely on CANVAS now. 

  • The Education Abroad Office has already enrolled you in this course for Spring 2018. If you do not see the course on Canvas, please contact the Education Abroad office.
  • In order to Pass EAP, you must complete all course assignments on Canvas.
  • All course requirements need to be completed by the end of the UK term in which you’re abroad. UK’s Spring 2018 Semester ends MAY 4, 2018.
    • NOTE: UK’s Semester dates may be different than your program dates.
  • There will NOT be a Re-Entry session for Spring students to attend.

Summer 2018

Post Decision Requirements:

  • Please log into the UK EA application portal and complete any remaining Post Decision requirements.
  • This includes a “What to know before you go abroad” webinar under Learning Content.

EAP 599: This course is entirely on CANVAS now. 

  • The Education Abroad Office has already enrolled you in this course for Summer 2018. If you do not see the course on Canvas, please contact the Education Abroad office.
  • In order to Pass EAP, you must complete all course assignments on Canvas.
  • All course requirements need to be completed by the end of the UK term in which you’re abroad. UK’s Summer 2018 Semester ends AUGUST 2nd, 2018.
    • NOTE: UK’s Semester dates may be different than your program dates.
  • There will NOT be a Re-Entry session for Summer students to attend.
You don't need to register for this course on your own. Our office will enroll you in the course when the registration window opens.