West Virginia University hosts its annual Study Abroad Fair Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the WVU Mountainlair Blue and Gold Ballrooms.

The Study Abroad Fair offers students a chance to discover opportunities and gather information from a range of study abroad representatives. The program features more than 60 faculty-led spring and summer programs and 31 different WVU study abroad exchanges. Table displays will feature 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.

In 2009-2010 more than 1,000 WVU students traveled to another country for study abroad courses.

Currently, WVU offers programs and student exchange opportunities in a variety of locations including Argentina, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, 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, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.

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 study abroad resources. More information is at http://internationalprograms.wvu.edu, or, for specific questions or appointments, OIP@mail.wvu.edu or 304-293-6955.



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Jason Burns, Tara George-Jones