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MTSU Study Abroad Fair offers worlds of opportunities Nov. 13

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Students will have more faculty-led MTSU signature study abroad programs from which to choose than ever before.

They’ll learn all about those programs and more at the annual MTSU Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the first floor lobby of the Student Union.

Emily McAnally, adviser, Office of Education Abroad

Emily McAnally

Programs in more than 60 countries are available. This year, MTSU offers 34 programs led by MTSU faculty compared to 23 last year.

Emily McAnally, an adviser in the Office of Education Abroad, said these signature programs, as they are called, are the most popular.

“They do tend to be short-term programs, so they’re really good for students who’ve never been out of the country,” McAnally said. “You’re often going to be going with faculty that have been to these countries many times.”

Providers of other programs will be at the fair to explain the opportunities they offer. McAnally said students who have travel experience sometimes find those courses more applicable to their particular courses of study.

MTSU students talk to advisors at the 2018 Study Abroad Fair held in the Student Union atrium. The 2019 fair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the same location. (MTSU file photo by Jimmy Hart)

MTSU students talk to advisors at the 2018 Study Abroad Fair held in the Student Union atrium. The 2019 fair will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the same location. (MTSU file photo by Jimmy Hart)

Numerous scholarship opportunities are available, and people will be on hand at the fair to explain them. Some students can even access their existing financial aid to help cover some of the cost of the program.

“I’ve known quite a few students who’ve been able to make it work with scholarships and financial aid to where it’s actually more affordable to do a program abroad than it could be to take summer classes at MTSU on campus,” McAnally said.

Former MTSU study abroad students will be on hand to describe their experiences and explain how studying abroad can benefit academic and professional careers.

A searchable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTParkingMap. Off-campus visitors attending the event can obtain a special one-day permit at www.mtsu.edu/parking/visit.php.

For more information, contact the Office of Education Abroad at 615-898-5179 or educationabroad@mtsu.edu.

— Gina Logue (Gina.Logue@mtsu.edu)


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