WMU News

Community invited to study abroad fair

Sept. 11, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Members of the campus and local communities are invited to discover the world by attending the fall semester Study Abroad Fair at Western Michigan University from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the South Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

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.

The free event is sponsored by WMU's Office of Study Abroad. Some 600 people attended the spring semester Study Abroad Fair this past January.

Those attending the upcoming fair will be able to learn about the wide variety of study abroad programs sponsored by WMU and hundreds of additional programs available through other universities and organizations that provide programs to students nationwide. They also will be able to browse a variety of booths and collect helpful information.

On hand to answer questions will be students, faculty and staff who are familiar with study abroad programs and services at WMU and representatives from numerous other organizations that provide overseas study opportunities.

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.

More information about the fair and international learning opportunities is available from the Office of Study Abroad online at <www.wmich.edu/studyabroad> or by contacting the office at (269) 387-5890 or <study-abroad@wmich.edu>.

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

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