Education Abroad director receives Fulbright grant

By Arion Wright

Education Abroad Director Anthony Ogden received a Fulbright grant to create an education abroad program for prospective students at UK.

The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens in other countries.

In March, Ogden will spend three weeks in India.

“It was a prestigious award from President Barack Obama,” he said.

Ogden said he will be traveling with some of the top schools in the U.S.

While in India, Ogden will be visiting Delhi, Bangalore and Pune.

He will meet with an international educator and learn the importance of southern mobility.

Ogden said he wishes to become partners with some of the universities in India, and to understand the infrastructure of India and provide substantial knowledge for a possible program to be offered at UK.

“India is a growing economy,” Ogden said. “More students at the University of Kentucky will want to study business industry and agriculture in India.”

Ogden will be teaching international studies at UK next year. He said his experience will help him with his teaching.

“This past year, there were four to five Fulbright’s given out at the University of Kentucky,” said Susan Carvalho, the associate provost for International Affairs. “Anthony Ogden has approached students to study abroad and has created a game changer that will connect to graduation. Many students can look forward to a well proposed program after the trip to India.”