(Jan. 18, 2012) -- Feel the urge to travel? Want to earn college credit while doing so? The UTSA Spring Study Abroad Fair will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31 in the McKinney Humanities Building on the Main Campus. Students can explore options with more than 20 providers offering programs from around the world.
According to Kim Diehl, director of education abroad services, students should consider studying abroad a realistic goal.
"Study abroad programs are available for any major," she said. "You don't have to have straight A's and you don't have to be rich. Any student can go. It is a matter of doing the research to find a program that best fits your academic program and your personal goals."
UTSA offers options including UTSA-faculty led programs in places such as Urbino, Italy, short-term programs through the College of Business and many more.
Bill Short, UTSA assistant professor of philosophy, will lead the Classical World study abroad program to Siena, Italy, this summer. Students will be able to work with cutting-edge classics scholars and explore historical and anthropological works in their natural space.
Students also can take advantage of exchange programs with UTSA partners at Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England; Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto, Japan; Nagoya University of Foreign Studies, Nagoya, Japan; and the CONAHEC Exchange Program with universities in Mexico and Canada.
Students also can participate in third-party program providers such as Academic Programs International (API). API offers more than 100 programs in 14 countries.
Scholarships are available for students interested in studying abroad, and financial aid often will follow a student enrolled in a study abroad program. Among the possible scholarships and awards available are the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, Boren Awards for International Study and Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA).
"We can help you find a way to make your education abroad experience work," said Diehl.
Students can attend the fair and search out possible programs that may be a good fit with their academic plans. After exploring countries and programs of interest, then contact an education abroad adviser in the Office of International Programs.
>> For summer study abroad, the application deadline is Feb. 15; for fall study abroad, March 15.
A revolution in cloud computing is underway, and Ravi Sandhu believes it will be much bigger than the PC and Internet revolutions that have already changed the way we live. Sandhu, director of the UTSA Institute for Cyber Security, says UTSA is taking a leadership role in tackling three fundamental cloud technology problems: how to build and operate the cloud, how to use it profitably for diverse applications and how to keep it secure.
Sandhu, the Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Cyber Security in the College of Sciences, and Ram Krishnan, assistant professor of electrical engineering in the UTSA College of Engineering, are funded by a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to improve cloud security.
Did you know? Sandhu, a world-renowned cybersecurity expert, holds 30 patents, has authored more than 250 papers and been cited more than 30,000 times.
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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle
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Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
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Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.
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John Peace Boulevard Entrance, Main Campus
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Bill Miller Plaza, Downtown Campus
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Convocation Center East Lawn, Main Campus
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Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr.
After graduation, Queretaro native founded a music label recognized by SXSW
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