Learn about opportunities abroad at study abroad fair Sept. 18

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Study Abroad Fair 2012Study Abroad in International Programs invites all UI students to discover global education opportunities during the annual study abroad fair Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second floor of the University Capitol Centre.

Stop by the fair to learn about opportunities to study, work, volunteer, or intern abroad. Fair attendees will have a chance to win door prizes, including study abroad scholarships and gift certificates to local travel agencies.

Staff will be on hand to answer students’ financial aid questions. This year, Study Abroad expects to distribute more than $500,000 in study abroad merit scholarships and need-based grants.

A particular focus of this year’s fair will be WIVA – or work, intern, and volunteer abroad – opportunities. Several organizations will be represented at the fair that provide programs with a focus in these areas, including the School for International Training (SIT), Cross-Cultural Solutions, Peace Corps, and GlobaLinks.

Over 1,300 UI students from 70 different majors studied abroad last year in 81 countries worldwide.

For more information, contact study-abroad@uiowa.edu or visit the Study Abroad website.

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