West Virginia University hosts its annual Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Mountainlair’s Blue and Gold Ballrooms.

The Study Abroad Fair provides students with the initial contacts and information to pursue an educational experience in another country. According to the Office of International Programs, more than 1,000 WVU students traveled to another country for study abroad courses in 2008-2009.

The event offers students a chance to discover opportunities and gather information from a range of study abroad representatives. It features more than 40 faculty-led spring and summer programs and 31 different WVU study abroad exchanges. Table displays feature exciting information, photos, facts, videos, brochures, and catalogues to help students better understand the programs. Local travel agencies and University staff will be available provide information on financial aid, travel arrangements, health insurance, foreign health requirements and cultural activities.

WVU offers programs and exchanges that include: Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, United Kingdom, Fiji, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Northern Ireland, Czech Republic, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.

The Office of International Programs has a Study Abroad Resource Room on the downtown campus at 336 Stansbury Hall (third floor) that offers an array of resources. Visit http://internationalprograms.wvu.edu for more information or contact the office at OIP@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-6955.



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Jason Burns