Monday, September 22, 2014

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At Study Abroad Fair, See How the World Is Your Classroom

Study-abroad opportunities at the University of Virginia are nearly limitless, and undergraduates interested in learning more about their options will have a prime opportunity Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the annual Study Abroad Fair, which takes place on Newcomb Hall's southeast terrace.

Marina Markot, associate director of U.Va.’s International Studies Office, said the choices available to students are immense. "Geographically, programs are on every continent," she said, adding that students can study abroad in any term, for either a semester, a full year, during the summer or during January Term.

The menu of options includes, but is not limited to, study in art and photography, history, literature, theater, engineering, commerce, sustainable development, marine biology and environmental studies. Students can also travel from one continent to another by taking part in the Semester at Sea program.

In addition to a sampling of study-abroad programs, the fair will feature a financial aid expert, intensive language instruction and internship opportunities, and information about the Sept. 18 application deadline for Fulbright scholarships.

Markot said the fair allows students to evaluate many different opportunities at once. "Students will have a chance to talk to study-abroad program directors, past program participants, representatives of exchange partner institutions and partner programs.

“We hope students will collect materials and contact information, and follow up with the International Studies Office education abroad advisers about the programs that interested them the most," she said.

 

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