Study Abroad Fair Offers World of Possibilities

KNOXVILLE –- Ready for a wealth of learning, a world of adventure and the experience of a lifetime?

Studying abroad may be just the ticket.

To learn about the many opportunities available at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, attend the Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the University Center Ballroom.

Those attending the fair will find information on summer, semester and year-long programs. Students who have studied abroad will be on hand to share their experiences. Faculty leading summer and mini-term programs also will be there to answer questions. Information will be available about scholarships, financial aid and volunteer opportunities abroad.

Students also will be able to register to win a first-class, 18-country, 15-day Eurail pass valued at $1,100, donated by STA Travel.

The fair will feature a Ready for the World booth with information about the initiative as well as about “Where in the World is Smokey?” an exciting challenge that will allow students, faculty and staff to share their travel experiences with others via photos and videos on a university Web site.

Last year, more than 700 UT students studied abroad, and last semester’s Study Abroad Fair drew nearly 1,000 attendees.

Study abroad is an important component of “Ready for the World: The International and Intercultural Awareness Initiative.” Ready for the World seeks to increase the diversity among students, faculty and staff; encourage faculty to incorporate international and intercultural aspects in all of their courses; infuse such principles into the core curriculum; expand study-abroad and work-study opportunities; and encourage students to take advantage of all of these opportunities.

Contacts:

Jude Noah Rost, (865) 974-3177, rost@utk.edu
Amy Blakely, (865) 974-5034, amy.blakely@tennessee.edu