Don't miss Education Abroad week, Jan. 14 through 18

With deadlines around the corner, now it the time to learn about studying abroad.

All next week (Jan. 14 - 18), the Office of Global Programs and Colleges will host a variety of study abroad information sessions and events. Find out about programs in Tanzania, England, Mexico, Jamaica, Italy, Egypt and more. Get information on where and how to begin the study abroad process and how to pay for study abroad.

The Scholarships & Grants session will be available online for all campuses. For more information contact Kristin Thomas, University Office of Global Programs.

List of the week's events:

Study Abroad 101
Noon, Jan. 14, 410 Boucke Building
Learn the basics about study abroad. Learn more about program and housing options, costs, and the application process.
Liberal Arts Education Abroad Open House and Student Panel
6 p.m. Jan. 15, Open House, Sparks Lobby
7 p.m. Student Panel, 124 Sparks
The College of Liberal Arts offers a variety of study abroad opportunities in Italy, Israel, Egypt, Brazil, London, and Mexico. Faculty, staff, and students who have already done so answer questions about study abroad programs. For more information contact Huacong Liu in Career Enrichment Network in the College of Liberal Arts.
Study Abroad Return Rally
4 p.m. Jan. 16, Boucke Building
Back in State College after a life changing study abroad experience? Attend the Study Abroad Rally. Get an academic refresher on grades and transfer credits, find out how to make the most of the study abroad experience here at Penn State, how to get involved internationally on campus and how to fulfill scholarship service requirements. Complete the Return Rally Form to RSVP by Jan. 15.
Smeal College of Business Summer Study Abroad Presentations
6 p.m. Jan. 16, 110 Business Building
Enhance a business education with a summer education abroad experience. Students could find themselves in Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Italy or the Netherlands.  Learn more about what courses will be taught and what field trips and tours are a part of the programs.  Not a business major, no worries, students from all majors who have completed pre-requisites are welcome to apply.
Mang'ula, Tanzania: Parks & People (Summer) Information Session
Noon, Jan. 17, 111 Stuckeman Family Building (study room of Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library)
Academics, local community and wildlife. Penn State faculty will lead students from any major to the Udzungwa Mountains National Park to focus on local communities and biodiversity. Students from all majors are welcome, projects are tailored to meet appropriate academic needs. For more questions contact Kate Fox, Education Abroad Adviser.
Paying the Way for Study Abroad: Scholarships & Grants (Available for all Penn State campuses)
4 p.m. Jan. 17, Boucke Building and online
Interested in study abroad but concerned about finances? Learn more about scholarships, grants, and funding sources available to cover study abroad costs. Two options to attend Paying the Way session, in person in 410 Boucke Building or online through Adobe Connect (simply log in with Penn State access account or friends of Penn State account.) For more information contact Kristin Thomas, Global Engagement Coordinator.
Recreation, Park and Tourism Management (RPTM) Faculty Led Programs Information Session
4 p.m. Jan. 17, 10 Henderson
Open to students across majors, RPTM offers summer and winter embedded courses on a variety of subjects. Educational and adventurous, come learn about the opportunities to go to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia through faculty led and embedded programs.
Island Sustainability: Jamaica
Time & Location TBD (Check website for time and date confirmation)
Find out how to participate in a 5-week immersion experience and investigate  the importance of island sustainability using Jamaica as a case study and the importance of collaboration, leadership, and innovation. For more information about the information session, contact Kristin Thomas, Global Engagement Coordinator.
EA: Peer Advisers
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., walk-in advising, 313 Boucke Building
Trained Peer Advisers are available for one-on-one education abroad peer advising. Peer advisers are a great place to begin to ask basic questions about study abroad, identify resources on the EA website, and walk through the application process.  For more information about Peer Advising contact Whitney Strickler, Education Abroad Adviser.

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Last Updated February 06, 2013