Western students looking for an education abroad experience explore opportunities on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the annual Go Abroad Fair with representatives from various organizations that help students and recent graduates go abroad to study, intern, teach or volunteer.
An increasing number of Western students are going global. For this academic year, over 700 students will be going abroad through Education Abroad. The top countries of destination are Italy, Japan, Spain, Germany and Mexico.
The 27th Annual Go Abroad Fair
Thursday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wade King Recreation Center MAC Gym
The Go Abroad Fair will also include organizations that offer jobs abroad teaching English or serving local communities, such as the Peace Corps. All organizations at the Fair have been checked out by Western; their programs are generally well-regarded and for academic programs, would likely translate into WWU credits. (WWU credit is not guaranteed).
Students are encouraged to attend a 30 minute Western Abroad 101 information session to learn about the opportunities available to them. Sessions are offered daily during the academic terms. Winter quarter sessions are Mondays and Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in Miller Hall 113, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. in Miller Hall 015 and Fridays at noon in Miller Hall 113. Students can also explore the Education Abroad website before the Fair, so they can start thinking about what type of experience they’re looking for. Attending the How to Navigate the Go Abroad Fair workshop on Wednesday, January 23 from 4-5 p.m. in Miller Hall 258 is a great way to prepare and get tips on how to make the most of the Fair.