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Study abroad fair targets business students

Jan. 21, 2007

KALAMAZOO--A study abroad fair showcasing business-oriented programs for Western Michigan University students will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in Room 3030 of Schneider Hall.

The event is sponsored by the Haenicke Institute for Global Education, which offers study abroad and exchange programs for business majors and minors in locations spanning the continents of Oceania, Asia and Europe. WMU faculty and staff are invited to enroll in offerings that take place over the summer.

The University's business-oriented programs focus on intensive foreign language study and on subjects such as accountancy, economics, finance, marketing and management. They are being offered in 15 countries: Australia, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Sweden.

WMU provides a variety of scholarships for students wishing to study abroad, including the President's Grant, which awards up to $9,000 to students who plan to study a foreign language while abroad.

In addition, the Haenicke Institute's study abroad office can help students learn about overseas internships.

For more information about study abroad internships and scholarships, or information about WMU's business-focused study abroad programs, visit www.wmich.edu/studyabroad, send e-mail to study-abroad@wmich.edu, call (269) 387-5890 or visit the study abroad office in Room B2425 of Ellsworth Hall.

The office, which is located on Ellsworth's second floor, is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers informational sessions as well as walk-in advising hours on a daily basis.

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

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