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Study Abroad Fair sets sail in Bernhard Center

Sept. 11, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Studying Chinese culture in Beijing, manufacturing in Sydney, art in Florence Japanese in Kyoto or creative writing in Prague are just a few of the 50 programs being showcased during Western Michigan University's annual Study Abroad Fair.

The campus community and the public are invited to "Experience the World" for free by attending the 2006 fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Bernhard Center's South Ballroom.

The event is being sponsored by the University's Haenicke Institute for Global Education. It will feature static and media displays staffed by WMU faculty and students who have study abroad experience as well as by representatives of non-WMU study abroad programs conducted worldwide.

Attendees will be able to speak with study abroad advisors from the Haenicke Institute, in addition to WMU students who have studied abroad and WMU professors who coordinate overseas programs and courses. Representatives from the University's Sindecuse Health Center and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will also be on hand to answer questions. WMU students attending the fair will also have the chance to enter a raffle and win prizes awarded hourly.

Students with or without foreign language skills and in any field of study at the undergraduate and graduate level have a variety of overseas study options to expand their cultural horizons and enhance their educations. They may earn major, minor, general education or elective credits at WMU while studying abroad. In addition, summer programs are also open to non-WMU students and people not currently attending college.

More than 500 WMU students participate in study abroad programs each academic year. All financial aid can be applied to study abroad programs, and numerous scholarships are available.

For more information or to request exhibitor's registration information, send e-mail to study-abroad@wmich.edu, visit www.wmich.edu/international or call (269) 387-5890.

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

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