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Get Your Chance to See the World

Veronica Spettmann

Are you looking for a fun and exciting way to earn credits toward your degree? If so, a study abroad program could be the answer. On Wednesday, September 28th, during common hour in Hillwood Commons, the Study Abroad Office hosted its annual Study Abroad Fair. Different programs were there to provide information about different places to study.

Some of the organizations in attendance included GlobalLinks Learning Abroad, AIFS, CIS Abroad, and API.  Long Island University also had a table set up with information about programs students can take through their own international studies programs and contact information for students to get more information such as, visa applications, costs of programs, and credits students can receive. Will Romero, a senior political science major, enjoyed the fair saying, “Every table had something different to offer. I liked the variety and options and the information they provided. They answered any questions one might have.”

These exhibitors offer students the opportunity to take classes, which work with most majors, in countries such as England, Ireland, Greece, Spain, China, Japan, Australia, and Costa Rica. Students have the option of studying abroad for the spring or fall semesters, the winter session, summer session, or for an entire year. Costs of programs and the amount of credits available that may be earned vary by program. Students must be in good academic standing and can start programs anytime from the beginning of sophomore year to the first semester of senior year. For more information about specific programs, contact the Study Abroad Office at 516-299-2508.

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