WMU News

Students, public invited to Study Abroad Fair

Jan. 27, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Information about thousands of overseas learning experiences will be conveniently located in one place during Western Michigan University's winter Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the South Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

The free event is designed for WMU students, faculty and staff, but also is open to high school students, guidance counselors, parents and anyone else who is interested in learning more about studying abroad.

Sponsored by WMU's Office of Study Abroad, the fair encourages academic study outside of the United States and drew about 600 people to campus for the fall 2002 fair.

Those attending the upcoming event will be able to learn about the wide variety of study abroad programs available through WMU as well as additional programs available through some 30 other universities and organizations that provide programs to students nationwide. They also will be able to browse 40 booths and displays and collect helpful information.

Representatives from WMU's faculty, alumni association, Sindecuse Health Center and offices of Study Abroad and Financial Aid and Scholarships will be on hand to share information and answer questions, as will representatives from the other participating universities and organizations.

This past fall semester, nearly 500 WMU students were studying abroad in more than 30 countries on six continents in fields as diverse as business, aviation, communication, engineering, literature and political science.

For more information about the fair or international learning opportunities, call Kim Peters in the Office of Study Abroad at (269) 387-5890, send e-mail to <study-abroad@wmich.edu> or visit <www.wmich.edu/studyabroad> on the Web.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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