Students who are interested in seeing the world and experiencing different cultures are welcome to discover study abroad opportunities at the Fall Study Abroad Fair Sept. 14.
The Study Abroad Fair will be held in Reeve Memorial Union from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will offer information on numerous study destinations across the globe.
“The top place to study abroad short-term is Peru and long-term is Spain,” Study Abroad Fair Coordinator Ashley Hill said. “Some other popular destinations are Greece, Germany and Tanzania.”
The length of study abroad trips can range from a full year to a couple weeks during interim. Although each trip is different, the experience of studying abroad is something students don’t seem to forget.
“One of the most important benefits of participating in study abroad is that you learn so much more about yourself and the world,” Hill said. “When you immerse yourself in a culture or society you learn that the students in other countries are very similar to yourself.”
The cost of studying abroad is dependent on the location and length of the trip. During the fair students will not only be able to explore exciting destinations, but also learn about scholarships and financial aid options.
“I went to Fulda, Germany with a business class,” Hill said. “As a side trip we went to Berlin for the weekend and got a tour of the city. We also took classes that were culturally enriching such as dancing lessons, cooking and language classes.”
Along with learning in the classroom, Hill and her colleagues also got the opportunity to learn from other international students. Two students from Poland and one from Uzbekistan also joined their class in Fulda.
To learn more about study abroad programs such as this, visit http://www.uwosh.edu/oie/abroad/index.php.
“To study in a whole different country gives you more confidence to do other things,” Hill said. “You’ll never forget your study abroad trip.”
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