The University of Georgia is hosting the 38th annual Study Away Fair on Sept. 27 and 28 in the Tate Atrium and Concourse.
Organized by the Office of Global Engagement, the two-day fair will feature more than 50 exhibitors showcasing hundreds of programs either led by UGA faculty, offered at UGA’s two international centers (Oxford, England, and Cortona, Italy), held through a UGA Exchange, or run through an international partner university or provider.
Program directors, global education advisors and global education junior advisors (students who have already studied abroad) will also be available to answer students’ questions. Students will be able to explore programs regardless of major, including experiential learning and internship opportunities. Additionally, students can learn about scholarship opportunities for study abroad programs and talk with representatives from the Office of Student Financial Aid about applying aid to study abroad programs. The fair is free and open to all UGA students, faculty and staff.
“I am glad that once again we are able to continue a nearly 40-year legacy of an annual UGA Study Away Fair,” said Yana Cornish, director of global education. “This event offers our students a unique opportunity to explore the variety of UGA study away options and speak with program organizers and former participants face-to-face.”
Global education is a general term that includes not only traditional study abroad but also international internships, employment or volunteering, and research abroad. During the 2021-2022 academic year, 2,925 UGA students participated in global education, traveling to more than 72 countries. Additionally, OGE awarded more than $790,000 in scholarships to support global education. More information about scholarships for study abroad can be found online at https://tinyurl.com/4mc3t8s9.
To further support campus global engagement, a Passport Initiative was implemented to increase the number of UGA students with a U.S. passport. This year will mark the third year of the initiative. The initiative covers the fees to process a U.S. passport and is open to all actively enrolled UGA undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and have never had an adult U.S. passport. Please visit this website to apply: https://tinyurl.com/2p83mnst.
Students considering participation in a study abroad program can meet with an advisor at the offices located on Lumpkin Street or at the new satellite office in 121 Brooks Hall. Additional information on all UGA study away programs are available on the StudyAway portal: https://studyaway.uga.edu/.