Western to showcase international opportunities Jan. 29

Western Today staff

The International Opportunities Fair will take place on the Western Washington University campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room. The fair is the largest campus-wide event dedicated to providing information about study, service, volunteer, work and internship positions abroad.

Fair attendees can meet with representatives from approximately 50 organizations. Some participating organizations include Semester at Sea, Adventure Teaching, Council on International Educational Exchange, Peace Corps, U.S. Department of State, Wildlands Studies, and a range of internationally focused programs at WWU.

Also featured are the WWU Global Learning Faculty-led Programs. Join WWU faculty in short-term programs abroad this summer in disciplines such as Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development, Art, Design, Accounting, French, English, Liberal Studies, and Communications, Sciences & Disorders. Programs will take place in Montreal, Guatemala, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, and Rwanda, to name a few. New programs this summer include a GUR course in Barcelona, Spain; a literature and culture class in Athens, Greece; an art design course in Germany and Switzerland, and a course on religion, history and modernity in Nepal.

To complement the Fair, a number of special presentations of interest to those who are considering international options are planned:

  • To learn about teaching internationally—especially for certified teachers: International Jobs for Educators Workshop, 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, Old Main 280
  • For general information about international possibilities: International Jobs and Internships Workshop, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, Viking Union Room 552
  • Get insider hints on how to make the most of the Fair: How to Navigate the International Opportunities Fair, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, Viking Union Room 552
  • Native English speakers with 4-year degrees can teach overseas: Teach English as a Second Language: a panel discussion with employers, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, Viking Union Room 552

To find out more about the organizations participating in the International Opportunities Fair or to sign up for the workshops, visit the Career Services Center website, call at 360-650-3240, or stop by Old Main 280. To find out more about the study abroad organizations, contact International Programs & Exchanges, Miller Hall 208, at 360-650-3298. This event is co-sponsored by the WWU Career Services Center and WWU International Programs & Exchanges.

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 10:55am