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Study Abroad Day, March 19, brings color, contests, opportunity
Study Abroad Day, March 19, brings color, contests, opportunityMarch 14, 2008Daeya Malboeufdmking04@syr.edu
Vibrant photos from around the world will provide a welcome burst of late winter color March 17-21 in the Panasci Lounge at the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center. The photos have been submitted by study abroad alumni vying for various prizes and are just one facet of SU Abroad’s Study Abroad Day on Wednesday, March 19.
This is the second year that SU Abroad has arranged the information fair. “It’s an easy, one-stop study abroad `shop,'” says recruiter Nancy Farrell. “Students can ask the experts about various programs or deadlines, and meet center directors from around the world. Plus, it’s a perfect time for those who may be on the fence to learn about fall 2008 incentives that aren’t available for the spring semester.” Such incentives include increased financial aid and a discount on spring on-campus housing.
Those students interested in a specific country are encouraged to attend center director presentations. The times are: 10:30 a.m., Santiago; 11 a.m., Beijing; 11:30 a.m., Florence; noon, Madrid; 12:30 p.m., Strasbourg; 1 p.m., London; 1:30 p.m., Hong Kong student alumni.
A schedule of the day’s events is listed on posters in the Schine and Goldstein student centers, in ads in The Daily Orange and on SU Abroad’s website at http://suabroad.syr.edu.
SU Abroad consistently ranks among the highest-quality international education programs in the country. More than 2,000 students from both SU and higher education institutions across the country study abroad with SU every year. SU Abroad programs foster Scholarship in Action through a combination of world travel, academic excellence, internships and community collaboration. The University currently operates seven centers: Beijing, Florence, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Santiago and Strasbourg. New centers are under development in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. Through the World Partners program, SU students may also study in more than 20 additional countries, including Australia, Chile, Ecuador, India, Israel, Korea and Russia.
For more information on Study Abroad Day, contact Farrell at 443-9420.