Do you like traveling and meeting new people? Have you ever considered the idea of exploring the world and immersing yourself in an unknown culture? Did you know that Oregon State University has many wonderful opportunities for you to explore and do just this?
Well, if not I have the perfect place for you to go. Here are a few suggestions to help you find new ways to broaden your education here at OSU.
This year on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 at the MU Ballroom from 11am to 3pm, the Global Opportunities Fair will take place. At this fair, students who are interested in education abroad can meet others who have previously gone abroad through IE3 or OSU GO to ask questions about their experiences. Students will also have the chance to explore various clubs and organizations which have an international focus as well.
At the fair, there will be many booths designated for specific study abroad and exchange programs with information about Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, etc. Students can also find out about how to earn the International Degree, a unique opportunity to pair their primary major with a secondary one, earning two degrees by the time they graduate. Information will also be available on the international internships through IE3. Often times students can fit these programs to their major through working with their adviser to pick the best option based on duration, concentration, and cost.
With the many options offered students will likely have questions about Financial aid and scholarships. These questions can be addressed here at the Global Opportunities Fair through staff from the respective departments here at OSU. So what is there to wait for? Make sure to come by and check out this wonderful opportunity. You won’t be disappointed!
For those of you who are looking for even further opportunities to get engaged with the international community, I have some good news: every year at OSU, the International Living Learning Center holds an event called the International Fair. This year, the fair will be on November 17th. The fair will display an abundance of traditional foods, games, and activities from various cultures around the world that students, faculty, and staff can explore. These booths and activities can be found throughout the building on every floor. The event is also free of charge and open to the public.
The International Living Learning Center is located on 1701 SW Western Blvd. past Dixon Recreation Center, across from Arnold Dining Center.
These are just a few of the many events held at OSU. For a list of upcoming events related to the international community, refer here to the ISOSU website: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/isosu/events/irc-events for links to event information.