WMU News

Study Abroad Fair is free and open to everyone

Sept. 18, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the local community are invited to "experience, change and expand" by attending the fall Study Abroad Fair at Western Michigan University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the West Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

A free event sponsored by WMU's Office of Study Abroad, the fair encourages academic study outside of the United States and drew some 450 people last fall.

The 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.

Those attending the upcoming fair will be able to learn about the wide variety of study abroad programs available through WMU and hundreds of 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, study abroad office, financial aid and scholarships office, and Sindecuse Health Center will be on hand to share information and answer questions, as will representatives from the other participating universities and organizations.

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

For more information about the fair or international learning opportunities, contact Eric Anders in the Office of Study Abroad at (269) 387-4100 or <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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