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  • Locations: Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Cost and Budget: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/02/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/07/2018 05/18/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program and will then need to complete post-decision materials prior to departing for the program.
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Agricultural Biotechnology, Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Sciences Program Director: Joao Costa
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Student Type: Both undergraduate and graduate students
Advisor: Susan Meredith Eligible Class Standing: 1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior, 5-Graduate
UK Travel Medical Insurance: Included in the UK Faculty-Directed program fee
Program Description:

May 7 - 18, 2018

(Depart from U.S.A. - Depart from host country)

Program OverviewEngland Dairy

This program will be focused on exploring the dairy industries in Scotland and England.  Participants will visit dairy farms and universities to understand differences between the American and European dairy industries. Throughout the course, students will visit the Chillingham Wild Cattle, the Scottish Agricultural College, Nottingham University, and IceRobotics. This course will provide an in-depth view of the dairy industry in the United Kingdom.

For a draft of the day-by-day itinerary, click here!


  • Examine technology and housing options applied in the dairy industries in England and Scotland.
  • Evaluate the European approach to animal welfare.
  • Attend guest lectures at the University of Reading.
  • Tour Chillingham Park, home of Chillingham Wild Cattle, a rare and genetically isolated breed.


This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines who have familiarity with the dairy industry. For more information on how to apply to the University of Kentucky as a visiting student, go to UK Admissions or UK Graduate School Admissions. Non-UK students should consult with the program director prior to applying to ensure that they have the proper academic background for the course.

For More Info, contact:
Dr. Joao Costa, faculty member in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky,

Mrs. Susan Meredith, EA Advisor,

Academic Credit

UK Faculty-Directed programs are conducted by University of Kentucky faculty and staff. UK GPA credits and grades will be awarded by the program director for the successful and timely completion of all required program activities and assignments, including any required on-campus meetings before or after the program's international travel.

  • Undergraduate students will enroll in ASC 333: International Experience in Agriculture and Natural Resources (1 credit hour). Graduate students will need to work with the program director in order to receive academic credit for their participation on this program.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour), but graduate students will not be required to complete EAP 599-related coursework. Graduate students may opt out of EAP 599 altogether if they wish, however, graduate students who opt out of the course altogether will have to pay tuition for the above listed course(s).

Housing & Meals

Students will reside in hotels for the duration of the program. Three group dinners will be included, but students will be responsible for the cost of all meals on their own.

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Costs and Budget" information page. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.