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UGA to hold Second Annual Spring Study Abroad Fair Jan. 20

UGA to hold Second Annual Spring Study Abroad Fair Jan. 20

Athens, Ga. — The University of Georgia will host a spring Study Abroad Fair for students on Jan. 20 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the ground floor hallway that connects the old and new sections of the Tate Student Center. The spring fair focuses on UGA faculty-led and UGA residential center programs available in nearly every academic discipline. More than 2,300 UGA students studied abroad in the 2014-15 academic year, traveling to more than 55 countries, with the vast majority of those students participating in UGA-run and/or UGA residential center programs.                  

“The choice of education abroad opportunities available to UGA students keeps growing every year,” said Yana Cornish, director of education abroad. “The spring Study Abroad Fair is a 'one-stop shop' highlighting many of the quality programs offered by UGA faculty and international residential centers. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend and bring questions for our program leaders and students who have recently studied abroad.”

Organized by the Office of International Education, the fair will feature 30 exhibitors showcasing programs led by UGA faculty, UGA residential centers and UGA exchange programs. Students will be able to explore multiple program options, find out about scholarships and other financial aid, and get information on courses offered, program dates, costs, and how to find a program that fits their course of study. A dedicated group of students who have already studied abroad — known as education abroad peer advisers — will be on hand to answer students’ questions. The fair is free and open to the public.

“The Spring Study Abroad Fair is an outstanding opportunity to start off the semester and a critical step in exploring education abroad programs,” said Laura Paris, one of the organizers of the event and an education abroad adviser in the Office of International Education.

Additional information on the Education Abroad Fair is online at http://studyabroadfair.uga.edu

Students and other fair attendees also can have passport photos taken and fill out U.S. passport applications in the Tate Center’s Passport Services office in room 375, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Passport Services’ website has additional information about application requirements and fees: http://tate.uga.edu/passport/

About the Office of International Education
The Office of International Education supports the University of Georgia’s academic, research and outreach missions and strategic directions through the promotion of global learning experiences for our students, the sponsorship and support of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and the development of international research and instructional partnerships and collaborations. For more information, see http://international.uga.edu/.