Student Travel Information

EDL INTERNATIONAL-EDUCATION ABROAD COURSES

SUMMER II, 2014

EDL will offer two International Education Abroad in South Africa Summer II, 2014. Since 2005, EDL has embedded two courses: EDL 705-720-International perspectives on Educational Reform and EDL 703-720 Leading Organizational Change in the International Symposium on Educational Reform (ISER) http://leadership.uky.edu/centers-services/conferences-events/iser/. When these courses are taught in Finland, South Africa, Sweden and China, the UK International Center enables students to benefit from a Provost’s 5 credit Tuition Waiver* when Education Abroad (EA) students enroll in a 1 credit hour ISP 599 (Tuition, $568**). Thus, the Provost’s Tuition Waiver helps offset the cost for students who attend the 10th ISER Conference. For example, if a student enrolls in two courses, the Provost’s Tuition offset for 5 credit hours is $2,840*. Students must sign up for these two courses through the International Center. Students will attend seminars, lectures, and research forums lead by prominent international scholars and educators at the ISER 2014 Conference convened in Johannesburg (Sandton) and Stellenbosch, South Africa (TBA).

INTERNATIONAL COURSES AND CLASS DATES/TIMES: SUMMER II, 2014

http://abroad.ad.uky.edu/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=12550

ISER Conference Sessions will be combined with Pre and Post-Conference On-Campus Seminars.

EDL 705-720, International Perspectives on Educational Reform (3)-South Africa

[Class Times: 12:30-3:30 PM/EST; Class Dates: 5/17, 6/21, 7/12, 8/2; Class Times / Dates: ISER 6/3-6/10 TBA]

EDL 703-720, Leading Organizational Change (3)-South Africa*

[Class Times: 8:30-11:30 AM/EST; Class Dates: 5/24, 6/14, 6/28, 7/26; Class Times / Dates: ISER 6/3-6/10 TBA]

ISP 599 (1 Credit) -Tuition ($568)**

* Tuition (6 Credit hours) paid by the UK International Center (Education Abroad)
** Required of all Education Abroad Students

ONLINE COURSES AND CLASS DATES/TIMES: SUMMER II, 2014

Online sections of EDL 705-220-International perspectives on Educational Reform and EDL 703-221-Leading Organizational Change will be scheduled for Summer II. Students will register for these courses through the UK Registration System.

EDL 705-220, International Perspectives on Educational Reform (3)

[Class Times: 8:30-11:30 PM/EST; Class Dates: 5/17, 6/21, 7/12, 8/2]

EDL 703-221, Leading Organizational Change (3)

[Class Times: 8:30-11:30 PM/EST; Class Dates: 5/24, 6/14, 6/28, 7/26]
10th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON EDUCATIONAL REFORM:
June 4-10, 2014 South Africa

PROGRAM INFORMATION: (ISER Web Site)

http://leadership.uky.edu/centers-services/conferences-events/iser/

• CALL FOR PAPERS:
• CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (et al.)

TENTATIVE TRAVEL SCHEDULE

June 2, 2014: Lexington-Johannesburg (Tambo Airport) Arrive June 2, 2014; Gautrain Station to Sandton.
June 4-6, 2014 ISER Conference in Sandton (Johannesburg, South Africa)
June 7-8, 2014-Weekend Activities/Travel to Cape Town and then to Stellenbosch, Western Cape (Group “Combi”)
June 9-10, 2014– ISER Stellenbosch Policy Seminar.
June 11-16, 2014– Depart Cape Town (Individual travel options)

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

June 3-6, 2014: ISER Conference (Part I): Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton, Gauteng. The first part of the symposium will take place in Johannesburg and the conference venue is opposite the Gautrain Station in Sandton. The venue can be reached directly from the Oliver Tambo Airport and from various Gautrain stations in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

June 9-11, 2014: ISER Conference (Part II): Stellenbosch Policy Seminar (Cape Town). Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch, Western Cape. This section of the conference takes place at one of the most prestigious public high schools for boys in South Africa. The school was founded in 1866 and has a long tradition of excellence and quality education.

IMPORTANT DATES:

MARCH 3, 2014      Registration opens
MARCH 3, 2014      Submission of abstracts
MARCH 14, 2014    Notification of accepted abstracts
MAY 5, 2014           Submission of full papers
MAY 30, 2014         Registration closes

UK INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL-MEDICAL INSURANCE (UK, $10.50 per week=$21.00)

http://www.uky.edu/educationabroad/health_safety/travel_insurance.html

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. Many financial aid packages (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid should consult with their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.

EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP: The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline application material is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs. Apply asap. for more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page. (UK Tuition for 6 credit hours is $3,400. Participation in Education Abroad [including Tuition] is $2,925.00).

GRADUATE SCHOOL FUNDING: Travel Support might be possible for students presenting a paper at an international conference. The Graduate School may fund students ($800)-Presenting a paper at an international conference. Apply as soon as you receive a letter of acceptance for your Abstract but, at least one month before you plan to travel (To be safe, apply no later than by April 15, 2014). http://www.research.uky.edu/gs/StudentFunding/supportfunding.htmlssports

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: Travel Support might be possible ($250) for graduate students presenting a paper at an international conference. You are required to the Graduate School for funding before you can apply to the College of Education. APPLY IMMEDIATELY AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION TO THE GRADUATE SCHOOL. Contact: Associate Dean, Dr Robert Shapiro http://education.uky.edu/ADeanRI/students/supports/travel-expenses

PASSPORTS: Please leave adequate time to secure a passport before departure. South Africa -No Visa required. For more information about U.S. Passport applications please visit the U.S. Department of State website. http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/forms/passport/index.htm Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The UK Wildcat ID Center, in the UK Student Center, accepts U.S. U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Participants who wish to extend their stay in the country beyond the program start and end dates and those who are not U.S. Passport holders must investigate the visa regulations at the South African Embassy.

VISITING GRADUATE STUDENTS: Graduate students from other universities are welcoming to enroll in EDL courses. An explanation of the process may be found at http://leadership.uky.edu/centers-services/conferences-events/iser/visiting-graduate-student-at-uk/ and on the Graduate School web site http://www.research.uky.edu/gs/ProspectiveStudents/admission_categories.html

ESTIMATED COST
ISP 599 Tuition $ 568.00*
UK Education Abroad (EA) Application Fee $ 50.00*
UK EA Administrative Fee $ 100.00*
Lodging $ 640.00
Passport $ 135.00
Airfare (estimate) $2,100.00
Local Transportation (trains, cabs) $ 100.00
Meals @ $40 per day X 10 Days $ 400.00
Conference Fee ($250 +$150) $ 500.00
Conference Gala Dinner/Wknd Programs- Est.) $ 100.00
Medical Insurance (UK /OIA) $ 21.50*
Personal Expenses-(Varies) $
Expenses billed to your UK student Account) $ 739.00*

ESTIMATED SCHOLARSHIPS
UK Provosts’ Tuition Offset-5 credits) $2,840.00
Graduate School Funding (Application) $ 800.00
College of Education Funding (Application) $ 250.00
Education Abroad Scholarship (need-based) $ (750-1,500)

Expenses (Travel and Conference) Estimated $3,975.00
Total Estimated Cost $2,925.00***

Sample Flight
(AAA 859-323-5324–Corporate/International)

Cincinnati to Johannesburg, to Cape Town, returning back to Cincinnati is $2044.40. (+ $39 Service fee).

USAir 2898S 02JUN MO Cincinnati Washington Dulles 700A 1042A
South African 208W 02JUN MO Washington Dulles Johannesburg 540P 515P#1
South African 313B 07JUN SA Johannesburg Cape Town 825A 1035A
South African 336B 14JUN SA Cape Town Johannesburg 210P 410P
South African 207W 14JUN SA Johannesburg Washington Dulles 610P 625A#1
United 5757G 15JUN SU Washington Dulles Cincinnati 1220P 155P

Contact
Dr. Lars Björk Professor and ISER Director
Department of Educational Leadership Studies
College of Education University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40506-0017
(859) 257-2450, (859) 257-1015 (FAX)
Lbjor1@uky.edu