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The Worlds at Your Fingertips at Kentucky Colleges and Universities

Universities in Kentucky offer historic, scenic, and recreational attractions in addition to a top-tier education. Activities in the area include boating, camping, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, and water and snow skiing. Many Kentucky state universities are located near its two largest cities, which put students in close proximity to the excitement that the urban areas of the state have to offer.

Many Kentucky state universities offer cooperative education opportunities that enable students to work off campus as a required part of an academic program. Students receive credit each semester for the paid work assignments.

Sheer Volumes
Studying in Kentucky affords students the opportunity to learn in an environment that is comfortable for them, whether that's large state universities or smaller liberal arts schools. Not only do students have access to on campus facilities, but there are also nearby research outlets made available to people at all Kentucky state universities. There's the Kentucky Historical Society Library, which has 50,000 volumes, and State Library of the Kentucky Department of Libraries and Archives, which has more than 125,000 volumes, 87,000 U.S. government documents, and hundreds of periodicals and journals.

Cutting-Edge Coursework
If you're seeking an educational experience that is less traditional and more cutting-edge, there's Northern Kentucky University. Founded in 1968 and the newest of Kentucky's eight state universities, the school's atmosphere is futuristic, and features thirteen major buildings are of modern, contemporary architectural design. Oh, and if you've got the itch for the courtroom the school proudly houses the The Salmon P. Chase College of Law, which is accredited by both the American Bar Association and the Association of American Law Schools.

Sports Galore
Kentucky universities offer a wide range of activities to occupy your time when you're not hitting the books. Most campuses provide over one hundred student organizations, ranging from intramural sports, to student government. Opportunities for Division I, II, and III sports are plentiful. From flag football and inner tube water polo to NCAA basketball and football, student appetite for sports is satisfied at Kentucky universities.

Take Your Research Overseas
As great as studying at Kentucky colleges and universities may be, there comes a time when students want to explore other learning environments. A variety of study-abroad opportunities are available to students through membership in several consortia and through exchange agreements with international universities. Through the Cooperative Center for Study in England, Kentucky State University students can study abroad between semesters, in the summer, or during their junior year.

The Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) offers students academic language programs in Austria, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. Administrative help is never too far away when it comes to taking your academic pursuits off campus. For example, At North Kentucky University, the International Programs office has expanded its own international offerings to include student and faculty exchanges in Aarhus, Denmark; Gifu, Japan; Glasgow, Scotland; Munich, Germany; and Leon, Spain.

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