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SyracuseAbroad@Bird, New Hub for Global Study Opportunities, Now Open
On Thursday, Sept. 19, Syracuse Abroad celebrated the grand opening of a new satellite office in Bird Library that makes it easier than ever for students to learn about global education. The new space, SyracuseAbroad@Bird, has soft launched since mid-August and is now officially open, marking a new era of opportunity for all students interested in studying abroad.
With the new space, Syracuse Abroad becomes an integral part of Bird library, one of the busiest locations on campus, now providing students with an easy, accessible, centrally located source of information on education abroad.
Erika Wilkens, assistant provost and executive director of Syracuse Abroad, could not be happier with the new office location. “We are delighted to have a new home in Bird Library, which has become an important hub for study, research, entrepreneurship and now, global learning on campus. We welcome students to drop in anytime to find out more about the exciting opportunities to study, intern, conduct research and explore abroad.”
A Place for Students
Developed in collaboration with Bird Library, SyracuseAbroad@Bird is a space for students to explore study abroad options and experience intercultural engagement. This new office has been a work in progress since Nov. 2018. Maria del Mar Aponte, the campus outreach manager for Syracuse Abroad, has worked closely with the library to get the space up and running. “We hope this location serves as a welcoming space for any and all questions students may have regarding study abroad,” Aponte says. “As an office, we are elated at the opportunity to meet students where they are and streamline the process of studying abroad.”
Get Your Questions Answered Before Oct. 1 Deadline for Spring Study Abroad
With the spring application deadline quickly approaching on Oct. 1, students can visit SyracuseAbroad@Bird to receive helpful tips, advice on programs of study and guidance throughout the application process. Syracuse Abroad program advisors are on hand to help every student find the right international opportunity to help meet their specific academic, personal and professional goals.
Students can visit this new location for general advising meetings or simply drop in to ask questions. SyracuseAbroad@Bird is open for operation Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition to the Syracuse Abroad office at 106 Walnut Place, this location is a relaxing spot for students to speak candidly with Syracuse Abroad staff and learn more about global education.