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International Village Living Learning Community


International Village is a living learning program for first-year students interested in exploring cultures and building a global community. The International Village partners international and domestic students to create a sense of belonging and form lasting friendships. International Village students live in Blazer Hall which remains open during university breaks. In addition, Blazer Hall  is next to the newly renovated student center and within walking distance to downtown Lexington.  With the International Village you will be able to pursue your academic goals and broaden your experience with other cultures at the same time.  


      International Village:

  •  Accepts all majors 

  • A great fit for students interested in pursuing international studies, foreign language, peace studies, world cultures, anthropology, geography, history, international economics, or wish to study abroad someday. 

  •  Offers a connected course which meets in nearby Patterson Hall and fulfills part of the UK Core requirements.

  •  Is directed by a faculty member, with many opportunities to meet with faculty and connect with their research.

  • Offers programming that explores world cultures through food, music, film, and conversation.

  •  Includes peer mentors who support students with their intellectual pursuits and socialization across campus.

How do I join?

Students apply via their UK Housing Application in the MyUK online portal. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2022.