Study abroad opportunities are a great way to impress employers, enhance your network and see the world. Students can learn more about all the opportunities Brookdale offers at the Study Abroad Fair on February 6 in the Student Life Center Lobby from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
At the Study Abroad Fair, students can learn about the opportunities to study or even intern abroad in the summer and fall of 2020 as well as in spring 2021. Students will have the opportunity to meet Brookdale faculty who are leading study abroad programs and representatives from international colleges and universities from the College Consortium for International Studies. Students can also find out more about potential scholarships and financial aid. Prizes, give-aways and refreshments are also part of the Study Abroad Fair.
Studying abroad helps students learn new languages, appreciate other cultures, make new friends and gain a better understanding of the world. According to research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), first-generation college students who participate in study abroad opportunities greatly benefit from the experience as shown in their level of engagement in deep learning and career readiness competencies. The advantage of a study abroad opportunity has been shown to benefit all students.
For more information about the specific faculty-led opportunities this summer that are not yet filled, students can attend informative sessions.
There will be a Faculty-led Study Away in the American Southwest opportunity where the group will visit Santa Fe, Gallup, Grand Canyon, Montezuma’s Castle and other sites while learning about the history and culture of native populations. Information sessions will be held on February 4, 11, and 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in MAN 108.
There will be a Faculty-led Study Abroad in Costa Rica opportunity where students will have the chance to learn more about the environment and sustainability while traveling throughout this beautiful country. An information session will be held on February 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in MAN 106.
In addition, there will be a Study Abroad Scholarship Information Session where students can learn about the Gilman Scholarship and other funding opportunities for studying and interning abroad on February 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in MAN 106.
Picture caption: Brookdale students in front of Stonehenge during a recent study abroad experience.