Study abroad fair teaches how to travel and study

Marcellino Signorelli

The Study Abroad Fair will offer students a chance to learn how to combine a college education as well as travelling the world.

The International Programs office will be hosting the fair from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Whitman Commons. Students are able to come in any time if they are interested in learning more about studying abroad.

“The fair will discuss the steps to take to plan successfully,” said Susan Morgan, coordinator of education abroad. “Faculty who have study abroad courses as well as staff from the Financial Aid office will be there as well.”

Peer advisers and students who have previously studied abroad will also attend the fair. Students who are eligible for financial aid are able to use funds for their study abroad.

Scholarships are also available for students who wish to study abroad.

“We have study abroad programs all over the world, including Asia, Europe and Africa,” Morgan said. “We also have volunteer programs in Ecuador, Spain and India.”

The study abroad program provides academic credit for students and all programs offer credits counting towards a degree, according to Morgan.

“It’s an academic study program, not just a vacation,” Morgan said. “It’s a great way to practice language skills, but you don’t need to know a foreign language to study abroad.”

For those who cannot attend the fair but are interested in studying abroad or want to learn more, there will be study abroad coffee chats from 3 to 5 p.m. on various dates until November, with the most recent one on Wednesday, Sept. 26 in Whitman 142.

“The fair and chats will help students plan for a semester or summer abroad,” Morgan said. “It’s strongly advised to have a full semester to organize and begin the application process before studying abroad.”

For more information about the fair or studying abroad, email the International Programs Office at [email protected].