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Announcements : Education Abroad Week Spring 2013

Announcement: Education Abroad Week Spring 2013

Event Date: 01/20/2013
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Now is the time! All this week the Office of Global Programs and Colleges host a
variety of study abroad information sessions and events. Learn about different programs,
where and how to begin, and how to pay for study abroad.

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Study Abroad 101
January 14, 12PM, 410 Boucke Building

Learn the Basics about study abroad. Find out about program and housing options, costs, and the application process.

Liberal Arts Education Abroad
Open House and Student Panel, January 15

Open House, 6PM, Sparks Lobby
Student Panel, 7PM, 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 look forward to answering questions about study abroad programs. For more information contact
Huacong Liu in Career Enrichment Network in the College of Liberal Arts. Participating summer programs at the Open House include:

Study Abroad Return Rally
January 16, 4pm, 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 your study abroad experience here at Penn Sate, how to get involved internationally on campus and how to fulfill scholarship service requirements. Complete the Return Rally Form to RSVP by January 15.

Smeal Summer Study Abroad Presentation
January 16, 6pm, 110 Business Building

Learn about Smeal College of Business sponsored summer study abroad programs in Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands. Faculty and Instructors will be on hand to talk about the Summer 2013 programs. Find out about the exciting field trips and study tours (up to 2 weeks long) that are part of these programs!

Mang'ula, Tanzania: Parks & People (Summer)
January 17, 12PM, 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
January 17, 4PM, Boucke Building or 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.

 Island Sustainability: Jamaica 
Parks & People: South Africa

Convenient Walk-in Office Hours 
1PM to 4PM, 410 Boucke Building

Come in at your convenience between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to ask the Program Director, Dr. Neil Brown, your questions about either the Jamaica: Island Sustainability program or the Parks & People: South Africa program. Past participants may also be available to share about their time in the Blue Mountains in Jamaica or on the Dwesa-Cwebe nature reserve of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. More questions about either program contact Lisa Skripek in ASEDA, Global Programs.

Study Abroad in Fiji, New Zealand, or Australia
January 14, 4PM in Henderson Building

Open to students across all majors, RPTM offers summer and winter embedded courses on a variety of subjects. Educational and adventurous, come learn about opportunties to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia through faculty-led embedded programs.

EA: Peer Advising Walk-in Advising
10AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday,
313 Boucke Building

Trained Education Abroad Peer Advisers are available for one-on-one education abroad 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 contact Whitney Strickler, Education Abroad Adviser.