Kentucky’s climate is humid sub-tropical. Monthly average temperatures in Kentucky range from a summer daytime high of 87 °F (31 °C) to a winter low of 23 °F (−5 °C). Kentucky experiences all four seasons, usually with striking variations in the severity of summer and winter from year to year

Time Zone

Georgetown College is located in the Eastern Time Zone. Daylight savings time is observed from mid-March through early November.



A U.S. driver’s license is required to drive in the state of Kentucky; however, international students may drive for up to one (1) year on an international driver’s license or their home country driver’s license if their country is a member of the Geneva Convention.


The legal drinking age in the United States is 21; the sale of alcohol to people under 21 is also prohibited. Establishments where alcohol is served may request proof of age before serving customers. The only official form of international identification accepted is a passport.


It is prohibited to sell tobacco products to anyone under 18 years of age – proof of age is required for purchase. Please note that smoking is prohibited in Lexington, Kentucky within several feet of the entry to many public buildings, including restaurants.

Personal Safety

Kentucky is a very safe place to visit and/or study in, but as with any country, being alert is key to ensuring your safety. You are advised to locked your doors and windows, keep everything in your car out of sight when parked and never leave valuables unattended, espeically passports, purses or wallets.

Georgetown College is known for its very safe campus; however, to ensure personal safety, be sure to keep your dorm room locked and keep all valuables (including your passport and other immigrations documents) in a safe place. Please visit Campus Safety for more information.


Voltage for U.S. outlets is 120 volts. Adaptors may be necessary for electrical appliances for visitors from other countries. The frequency of the electrical current in the U.S. is 60 Hz.


Kentucky water is considered safe to drink straight from the tap.