Summer 2007Fall 2005 January – May 2006 March 2007
Expand your horizons Connect with people from other Cultures See the world Earn academic credit
It changes who you are Become more independent Greater appreciation for your home country Different views on global issues
EnglishSpeaking VS. Program deadlines Non-English Speaking Visa application Countries deadlines Length of Trip Transfer Credit Cost
Direct Enrollment Short Trip (1-2 weeks) Bilateral Exchange Moderate Length (4+ weeks) Faculty Lead Programs Semester Programs 3rd Party Programs Year-Long Programs
Exchange programs Scholarships & Grants tend to cost less for in- o o http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu http://www.studyabroad.com/scholarshi state students o ps.aspx http://allabroad.us/funding1.php FAFSA can* apply to study abroad experiences with transfer credit Program Specific Funding
Everyone talks about They don’t tell you the food, the language, about: the money, general Gender differences safety, and the living Racial differences conditions LGBT concerns & safety Accommodations for students with disabilities
http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/ Study Abroad Fair: Drill field, Wednesday September 21st 10-4pm Set up a meeting with a Peer Advisor: email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment Education Abroad Office also has information about scholarships, credit transferring, and host cultures.