The University of Georgia will host the 35th annual Study Away Fair Sept. 9-10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Grand Hall on the fifth floor of the Tate Student Center.
Organized by the Office of Global Engagement, the fair will feature nearly 100 exhibitors showcasing programs at international UGA residential centers and those that are led by UGA faculty. Programs run through international partner universities and other UGA partners also will be on display. The fair is open free to the public.
In 2018, the fair attracted 1,900 students over two days.
Marisa Pagnattaro, vice provost for academic affairs, and Noel Fallows, associate provost for global engagement, will give opening remarks. They also will recognize several study away programs including UGA Cortona and UGA Classics in Rome, both of which will be celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year.
UGA’s mascot, Hairy Dawg, will make an appearance on Sept. 9 and 10. There also will be a free photo booth where students can “picture themselves abroad” and share their images on social media.
This year, students have an opportunity to see the fair layout and list of exhibitors early. Students can download “The Fairs App” from their preferred app store and select the University of Georgia to see a map of programs and create a list of their favorites.
In conjunction with the fair, a workshop will be held for faculty and staff who are interested in starting a new study away program or enhancing an existing program. The workshop will be held Sept. 10 from 8:30-11 a.m. in Room 473 of the Tate Student Center. Faculty and staff are welcome to come for just a portion of the workshop, but registration is required for all attendees. Register online at https://goo.gl/v1fWJH.
Students and other fair attendees also may have passport photos taken and complete U.S. applications in the Tate Center’s Passport Services Office in Room 375 Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional information about application requirements and fees can be found on the Passport Services’ website at https://t.uga.edu/5co. For more information about all UGA Study Away programs, visit https://studyaway.uga.edu/.