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Study Abroad Fair
Set for Oct. 7

 MAILED:  Sept. 24, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students and faculty interested in experiencing life in urban and rural Costa Rica or studying societies transitioning back to democratic traditions in Latvia or South Africa can learn more at the Study Abroad Fair.

The fair, which is sponsored by the Center for International Education, will be held 3-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center and will showcase 26 programs in 17 different countries.

Study abroad coordinator Susan Lochner said the Study Abroad Fair is a great way to talk to a variety of people about the programs. Students will have a chance to talk to returnees, international students and representatives from some of UW-Eau Claire's international partners.

Tables will be set up for every program offered and past study abroad participants will be on hand to answer questions. Interested faculty also can learn about opportunities for teaching abroad. New this year, a free application fee will be raffled off every 15 minutes.

"Going to the Study Abroad Fair gives you the chance to see all the programs offered," said senior Christine Asuquo, an elementary education major from Stevens Point. "You may have your heart set on England but find that South Africa is just the program for you."

Asuquo has participated in two study abroad programs. She studied in Spain and just returned from studying in Perth, Australia, this past spring.

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the study abroad experience is worth a million," said Asuqou. "You have a chance to live in a castle, see a kangaroo, learn Swedish, open your mind and change your life."

The Study Abroad Fair is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Lochner at the Center for International Education, (715) 836-4411 or lochnesa@uwec.edu.

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Updated: September 24, 2004