(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.
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Curtis Vaughan Observatory
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Riklin Auditorium (FS1.406), Downtown Campus
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University Center Paseo & Lawn, UTSA Main Campus
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Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), UTSA Downtown Campus
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The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
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Business Building (BB 2.06.04), UTSA Main Campus
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Buena Vista Theater (BV 1.326), Downtown Campus
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Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
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H-E-B University Center Ballroom, Main Campus
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The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures (ITC 3.01.02)
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