Students interested in studying abroad attended the Study Abroad Fair on Sept. 24 in the Ceddia Union Building (CUB) Multipurpose room (MPR) from 3-5 p.m.
There was a multitude of tables dedicated to the study abroad programs Shippenburg University offers including, Semester at Sea, Travel & Education, Cis Abroad, Sol Education Abroad and Peace Corps Prep as well as programs for those who want to study in countries such as France, Germany, Korea, Ireland and more.
The Semester at Sea program was established in 1963, according to Holly Tawil who ended up meeting her significant other in the program.
“Semester at Sea is a program like no other. When I was looking to study abroad, I had no idea where I wanted to go,” Tawil said. “It was my first time to ever leave a country, and rather commit to one country; I visited twelve.”
“I’ve always had an interest in traveling, but I also had an opportunity to do it in high school, and just knew I had to do it again in college,” Senior Hannah Strickengloss said, who studied abroad in London at Westminster University.
“[Studying abroad] has really allowed me to see different perspectives and cultures of the world,” Strickenglass said. “It also pushed me out of my comfort zone, and made me meet new people.”
Previous study abroad trips included Costa Rica in Winter of 2018, Curacao in Spring of 2019 and Greece and throughout Europe in the summer of 2019.
Students who missed the Study Abroad Fair are able to attend informational sessions throughout the rest of the semester. For more information, visit the study abroad page on the Shippensburg University website.