Western Michigan University Study Abroad hosts January expos to highlight short-term, faculty-led study abroad program options for students. The Study Abroad Expos will be hosted in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) and the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS).
CEHD Study Abroad Expo
Wednesday, January 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sangren Hall Atrium
CHHS Study Abroad Expo
Thursday, January 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CAS Study Abroad Expo
Wednesday, January 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Brown Hall, second floor lobby
While each expo is hosted in partnership with a WMU academic college, they are open to students of all majors!
SHORT-TERM FACULTY-LED PROGRAMS AT WMU
"An advantage of participating in a faculty-led program is that students have access to the expertise of the professor during the course. Students also enjoy the bonds they form with each other as they share new experiences. These programs tend to be great options for students who are studying abroad for the first time," said Ann Ganz, Senior Study Abroad Specialist.WMU short-term faculty-led study abroad programs are hosted and accompanied by WMU faculty representing various disciplines. While some short-term faculty-led options can span an entire semester, most range from one to ten weeks and travel over university breaks.
WMU Study Abroad, under the Haenicke Institute for Global Education awards over $400,000 in scholarships for students to study abroad each year. The Haenicke Institute for Global Education Study Abroad Scholarship is one that is specifically designed for short-term courses directed by WMU faculty. Scholarships are awarded based on both financial need and academic merit.
"I think it's great that WMU is committed to providing these opportunities for their students that hopefully give a competitive edge once students leave Western" said Dr. Stephen Cameron, Geography instructor and faculty-director of the short-term study abroad program Amazonia: Culture and Environment.