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SU Abroad presents Study Abroad Day
The atrium of the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center will be abuzz with international excitement on Wednesday, Feb. 11. As part of the annual Study Abroad Day, SU Abroad staff and alumni will be on hand from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to offer information and answer questions about SU Abroad’s numerous options, including semester, full-year, summer and short-term programs across a wide breadth of disciplines.
Now in its third year, Study Abroad Day is a one-stop shop for students planning to go abroad within the next year or two. “Students can speak with our program counselors, get a glimpse into the study-abroad experience from recent alumni, and attend information sessions to find out which programs are best suited to their goals,” says recruitment specialist Wendy Sikorski. “Plus, the Onondaga County Clerk’s Office will be present to help students apply for passports. Everything you need to begin planning your journey abroad is here.”
Students, faculty and staff alike are encouraged to stop by to meet staff and alumni and check out student photography from the Alumni Photo Contest (on display in Schine’s Panasci Lounge through Feb. 20). It’s also the perfect time for students who are on the fence about going abroad to learn about all the fall 2009 financial aid incentives that aren’t available in spring. Such incentives include supplemental grants and a credit on spring on-campus housing.
Students interested in a specific location or seeking more detailed information should attend the respective presentation. A schedule of the day’s events is available on the SU Abroad website (http://suabroad.syr.edu).
For more information on Study Abroad Day, call SU Abroad at 443-3471.
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 six 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.