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Annual Study Abroad Fair
Set for Thursday, Oct. 2

 MAILED:  Sept. 25, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students interested in taking liberal arts classes in an 18th century mansion in Dalkeith, Scotland, or experiencing the rainforests of Lismore, Australia, can learn more at the Study Abroad Fair.

The event, sponsored by the Center for International Education, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center and will showcase twenty-five programs in sixteen different countries.

Study abroad coordinator Cheryl Lochner-Wright said the Study Abroad Fair is a one-stop shopping opportunity for students who are thinking of studying abroad.

All of the study abroad tables will be staffed by past participants, international students from the host country and faculty and staff who have participated in the programs. Students and faculty can browse through photo albums, ask questions and compare programs.

Senior Matt Beasley, an organizational communication major, has participated in two study abroad programs. Beasley studied at Harlaxton, England, during the spring of 2002 and spent this past summer in Marburg, Germany. Beasley said he already was interested in studying abroad when he came to college, but attending the fair really sold him on the idea.

“I found that studying abroad expanded my horizons and made me realize that understanding other cultures is an essential part of being a well-rounded, truly enriched and educated individual,” Beasley said. “Study abroad is about growth, education and friendship that can last a lifetime. It truly is a semester of a lifetime.”

For more information, call the Center for International Education at (715) 836-4411.

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Updated: September 25, 2003