Calling all adventurers

In an effort to educate students about a life-changing opportunity, CSU will host an Education Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, in the LSC Grand Ballroom.

During the fair, students will have the opportunity to meet with more than 60 CSU-managed and sponsored programs, as well as programs available through CSU partnerships. Attendees also get to explore programs represented in more than 70 countries. Education abroad fair 1Education abroad programs can benefit students in many ways through credit study options, internships experiences and volunteer and service learning opportunities.

In addition to learning about great program locations, students can also get information on scholarships and financial aid for their programs abroad, talk to the health network about health preparations before going abroad and meet with the Career Center about how to benefit professionally from an experience abroad.

“It really is a great opportunity to do some one-stop shopping for the variety of education abroad opportunities that exist for CSU students,”said Chris Churma, an Education Abroad coordinator.

There also will be the opportunity to talk with students who have recently returned from education abroad about their experiences and perspectives.

Other benefits of studying abroad

Students get a chance to gain skills in cross-cultural communication; learn to think critically; develop self-confidence, flexibility and an appreciation of diversity as well as gain an awareness of the interconnected nature of the world.

“This event is the highlight of the Education Abroad Office, and one that we hope starts the education abroad process for many students,” said Churma.

For more information visit the Education Abroad Fair website.