WWU to Hold Go Abroad Fair Jan. 25

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Quinn Comstock at Machu Picchu in Peru

Western's Go Abroad Fair will take place on campus from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Mac Gym at the Wade King Student Recreation Center. 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 (CIEE), Peace Corps, 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 Biology, Environmental Studies, Sustainable Development, Art, Economics, French, English, Political Science, and Communications, Sciences & Disorders.  Programs will take place in Montreal, Guatemala, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Mexico, and Rwanda, to name a few.  

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

For general information about international possibilities:

International Jobs and Internships Workshop

Thursday, Jan. 18, 4 p.m., Viking Union Room 552

Get insider hints on how to make the most of the Fair:

How to Navigate the International Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 4 p.m., Miller Hall 258

Students can prepare their passport application:

Passport Party

Wednesday, Jan.24, 5 p.m., Western Card Office, Edens Hall


To find out more about the organizations participating in the Go Abroad Fair or preview the associated workshops, visit the Career Services Center website at http://www.wwu.edu/careers, call us at (360) 650-3240, or stop by our office in Old Main 280. To find out more about the study abroad organizations, contact Education Abroad, Miller Hall 208, at (360) 650-3298. This event is co-sponsored by the WWU Career Services Center and WWU Education Abroad.

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