On October 9-10, the University of Georgia held its 30th annual study abroad fair, with a record-breaking of 2,100 students visiting the 80 exhibitors during the two-day event. In 2013, the fair received nearly 1,500 attendees.

"Being new to UGA,  I am very impressed by the tremendous level of support for the event from students, faculty, staff and administrators," said Yana Cornish, education abroad director in the Office of International Education. "I am also deeply thankful to all Education Abroad staff and student volunteers for their contribution to the success of the Fair." 

For the past thirty years, the annual study abroad fair has provided UGA students with the opportunity to explore multiple program options, pre-departure preparation, dates and costs, as well as practical information about pursuing academic or work experiences abroad. 

The exhibitors consist in programs led by UGA faculty, at UGA residential centers, at international partner universities and those offered by both external providers and other organizations involved in international education. The student participation by college participation in 2014 is shown below:

Check out the pictures of the event:

            Kavita Pandit, associate provost for international education at UGA, and 
            Yana Cornish, director of education abroad, with Laura Paris and 
            William Smith, education abroad advisers.

             UGA Provost Pamela Whitten making opening remarks

            Dr. Pandit and Dr. Whitten celebrating the fair's 30th anniversary

            Hairy Dawg, the costumed UGA mascot, entertaining exhibitors and 
            students during the fair

            UGA programs showcased the options to experience education abroad

            The 2014 annual study abroad fair received over 2,000 attendees