LEXINGTON Ky. (FOX 56) — As travel begins to flow once again, The University of Kentucky has seen more than 700 students studying abroad this summer, but doing so may still have challenges as different parts of the world are still recovering from COVID-19.

Students who are looking to study abroad will want to keep in mind that other countries may still be coming at pandemic recovery in a different way.

Jason Hope, Director of Global Risk and Strategic Operations for the UK international Center said a specific trial is a fact that students have to have a negative COVID-19 test result before returning to the U.S. This is something that every traveler is dealing with. A positive test result means that the students would have to stay for at least a few more days.

Hope says he’s grateful that UK has the resources to support students in any situation while they’re abroad.

“I think it just speaks to the fact that students know how important this is. It’s important to their career progression, it’s important to their degree progression, but we also live in a world where it’s becoming clearer every day that understanding different cultures is critical to our future success and students know that. I think there’s also this huge pent-up demand for travel right now. People have been stuck at home for 2 years, and they’re ready to get out and explore again,” Hope said.