UGA will hold its 30th annual Study Abroad Fair Oct. 9-10 from noon to 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 open free to the public.
“The Study Abroad Fair is a unique two-day event designed to help students 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 was visited by 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 variety of international opportunities,” said Laura Paris, education abroad adviser.
Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, will make opening remarks Oct. 9 at noon.
Hairy Dawg, the costumed UGA mascot, will make 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. to 1 p.m. at Taste of Home Café on the fourth 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 is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 706-542-3040, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see http://tate.uga.edu/passport/.