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IPO to Host Virtual Ed Abroad Fair

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The International Programs Office will host a Virtual Education Abroad Fair on Wednesday, November 4 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Replacing the traditional in-person event, the fair will utilize a new online platform where students explore virtual booths with over 60 international partners. The event is intended for students who are interested in studying abroad in summer 2021 and beyond.

Students will create a profile that matches their majors and intended destinations to best-fit study abroad programs.  From there, they can attend live drop-in sessions, chatting with international partners and learning more about a wide array of program options. Fair resources will be accessible again on Thursday, November 5 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. with no live drop-in sessions.  

As part of the event, Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi, a Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow at IPO, will host “Centering Social Justice in Education Abroad,” a dialogue with Dr. LaNitra Berger. Berger, author of Social Justice and International Education: Research, Practice, & Perspectives, will be discussing how students can center social justice in their education abroad experiences and considerations for diverse students pursuing education abroad. More info here.

Registration is open now, and all students who register will have access to virtual swag. Students are encouraged to register early through this link.

The Education Abroad Advising Center is closed for all in-person business for the Fall 2020 semester but education abroad resources are available in our Virtual Advising CenterPeer Advisors and Education Abroad Advisors are available by appointment via Zoom to help students explore options and make plans for their education abroad.  Students can meet with us by following the instructions here.