By LESLIE WENDLOWSKY, Guest Writer
Ever wonder what experiences you could gain from going to school or working in Italy or France even if it was just for a semester? For students looking for a more adventurous way to get a degree with real world experience, the International Affairs office is having an Overseas Opportunities Fair this Tuesday, October 23rd!
“Our goal is to encourage every student to consider an experience that immerses them in a different culture,” says event coordinator Margaret Flannery. Students can choose a study-abroad program, a volunteer program or working abroad in almost any country you can imagine.
Basically no matter where a student wants to go, Margaret and the International Affairs office will work with you to make that possible and design a program to fit your needs. This opportunity is great for anyone looking for pathways to international careers and gaining real world experience while being exposed to different cultures and places.
For students not being able to make it on Tuesday, or would like to find out more information after the fair, University of Michigan Ann Arbor is also hosting an International Opportunities fair at their campus in the Michigan Union from 2-6pm this Thursday, October 25. Students from UM-D or any other college can attend this fair for a $20 fee where there will be over 50 different international organizations looking for people interested in work, internships, volunteers, graduate programs and many other opportunities in different countries.
The fair at UM-D will be held in Kochoff in the University Center from 11am-2pm where there will be different information tables on the different programs and a panel from 12pm-1pm where students who studied abroad and answer questions and share stories from their experiences as well.
Anyone interested in this opportunity is encouraged to contact the International Affairs office where they can answer any questions. Margaret Flannery’s office is also open to any student who would like to figure out a program for them and find out more information.
Margaret said wittingly that “the motto for my office is ‘Go Away.’” If you’re looking for that chance to live in another country and gain international real world experience this is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.