Study abroad fair offers taste of Union's programs

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The Office of International Programs will hold its annual study abroad fair Thursday, Oct. 26, 12:30-2 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

Students can meet with faculty members and students who have participated in terms and mini-terms across the globe, talk with international exchange students and enjoy a selection of international foods and a raffle.

A number of international partners will participate, including CEA CAPA: Education Abroad, CET Academic Programs, CYA (College Year in Athens), SEA Education Association, SAI Programs (Italy, France and Spain), SIT Study Abroad (for immersive, field-based study), and Spanish Studies Abroad.

There also will be representatives from Union’s offices of Financial Aid, and National Fellowships and Scholarships; the Language Center; and the departments of Biological Sciences, Classics, Economics, and Modern Languages and Literatures.

The fair is open to members of the Union community.

“This event is a great way to see the scope of our study abroad programs,” says Lara Atkins, director of International programs.

Union offers 40 full terms and mini-terms in 25 countries. Full terms abroad are offered during fall, winter and spring, and mini-terms run for three weeks during winter and summer breaks.

Nearly 60 percent of Union students go on terms abroad or mini-terms, one of the highest percentages among U.S liberal arts colleges. Unlike many of the College’s peer schools, most programs are led by Union faculty, designed to strengthen bonds between faculty and students while also fostering a comfortable climate for learning and self-exploration.