Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia will hold the 30th annual Study Abroad Fair Oct. 9-10 from noon-5 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Tate Student Center.
Organized by the Office of International Education, the fair will feature opportunities for students to study, intern, travel or volunteer abroad. Some 80 exhibitors will showcase programs led by UGA faculty, at UGA residential centers, at international partner universities and those offered by both external providers and other organizations involved in international education.
The fair will provide students with the opportunity to explore multiple program options, pre-departure preparation, dates and costs, as well as practical information about pursuing academic or work experiences abroad. It is free and open to the public.
“The Study Abroad Fair is a unique two-day event designed to help students to get a feel for various global opportunities available to them during their time at UGA by simply browsing various tables and speaking with exhibitors,” said Yana Cornish, director of education abroad in the Office of International Education. “I hope many will take advantage of this event.”
In 2013, the fair attracted 85 program exhibitors representing all regions of the world, and received nearly 1,500 attendees.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the UGA Study Abroad Fair, bringing the campus community together to celebrate education abroad and introducing UGA students to a wide variety of international opportunities,” said Laura Paris, education abroad advisor.
UGA Provost Pamela Whitten will be making opening remarks Oct. 9 at noon.
Hairy Dawg, the costumed UGA mascot, will be making an appearance between noon and 3 p.m. on both days of the fair.
On Oct. 10, International Coffee Hour will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Taste of Home Café on the four floor of the Tate Student Center. The event is hosted by UGA International Student Life.
The Office of International Education encourages students interested in going or studying abroad to apply for a passport, which can be done at Passport Services, Room 375 Tate Student Center. The office’s hours are weekdays 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 706-542-3040, email email@example.com, or see http://tate.uga.edu/passport/.
Additional information on UGA’s 30th Annual Study Abroad Fair is online at http://studyabroadfair.weebly.com/.
Facts about UGA Study Abroad
• More than 2,300 students studied or interned abroad during 2013-2014 academic year, through a UGA program or a UGA exchange partner.
• UGA programs operate in more than 50 countries annually. Counting participants in external programs, UGA students study in 65 to 70 different countries each year.
• Almost 30 percent of each graduating cohort studies abroad for academic credit at some point during college.
• Between 150-200 students from other universities transient enroll in UGA study abroad programs each year.
About the Office of International Education
The Office of International Education supports the University of Georgia’s academic, research and outreach missions and strategic directions through the promotion of global learning experiences for students, the sponsorship and support of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and the development of international research and instructional partnerships and collaborations. For more information, see http://international.uga.edu/.