Interaction with American Students
One of the hallmarks of the Intensive English Program at the University of Kentucky is the high degree of interaction with American students. Throughout each session, students from the Intensive English Program may have several joint classes with American students, especially UK 101, the Freshman Seminar. The purpose of these classes is for English conversation and cultural exchange. In addition to UK 101, there are other classes in the School of Education and the Design Program that often invite our students to visit their classes and interact with American students.
Joining one of the many campus organizations is an excellent way to experience American culture. There are many special interest clubs. Another way for international students at the University of Kentucky to interact with American students is to join campus volunteer organizations that help less fortunate local residents and institutions.
Living in Smith Hall, the Global Learning Community, a residence hall with both international and domestic students in almost equal measure, give international students a perfect opportunity to learn about American culture and customs. We recommend this for all new international ESL and undergraduate students.