Study abroad fair to be held on campus


When you are attending college in a small town like Shippensburg, there are not many opportunities to experience other parts of the world. Or are there?

Corene Tate, Meghan Rooney, Brittainy Brill and Marie Smith were given the task in their Human Communication course to organize a service-learning project with an emphasis on diversity. They set out to organize an event that is of service to the community and that teaches individuals about diversity as well.

The group planned a Study Abroad Fair that will display information about the Study Abroad Program as well as the International Programs Office on campus. The fair will take place in Room 102 of the Ceddia Union Building (Raider Lounge 5) on March 29 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Students who have studied abroad will be there with their own tables to display and share their experiences from travelling to various countries through the Study Abroad Program.

There will also be information about other countries that can be visited through the program. The event will be informal and students are welcome to come-and-go as they please.

If you do not think that you would ever be able to study abroad because of a financial situation or a busy schedule, do not worry about it. The group says that studying abroad can fit anyone’s budget. Some trips even cost the same amount as attending SU for a semester.

Students from all majors are able to travel through study abroad trips. The trips range from short lengths, such as a spring break trip that lasts one week, to trips lasting a whole semester.

So whether you are eager to start planning your study abroad trip, have questions about the Study Abroad Program, or just want to expand your knowledge of other countries, the Study Abroad Fair will be an interesting and fun-filled event for anyone on campus to enjoy.


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