The Study Abroad Fair

Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 9.26.37 AM.pngWritten by Shawna Peete

On Wednesday, March 30th, the Study Abroad Fair met in the main Hammond lounge, encouraging students to consider traveling for the next spring semester. Different travel agencies came together with flyers, pamphlets, and foreign foods, to show students how fun and exciting studying abroad can be.

CISabroad is representing several countries, and are “COMMITTED to giving you the best value in study abroad”, be it for summer, winter, for an internship, or during spring break. They are offering a free $1,000 flight voucher to students who apply for any Fall 2016 study or intern program, between March 30th and April 14th. Learn about more CISabroad at cisabroad.com

Academic Programs International and Academic Studies Abroad represents countries around Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Their promise is to give you a cultural experience in several countries you may have never thought to study in before, such as Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ireland, Peru, and much more. The Education Abroad Network is focusing on countries specifically around Asia and Australia, but people who are interested are encouraged to learn about all of the countries they represent.

Tracey Sarfield is Fitchburg State’s study abroad advisor, she wants all students to come see her on the second floor in Hammond, if they are interested in traveling for spring, summer, or a semester. You can learn more about studying abroad on Fitchburg State’s website; the page is updated frequently. She is partnered with the Student Travel Agency who are known for providing student’s discounts for international travel. You can learn more about the organization on their website. statravel.com.

Participating in the fair was Alex MacDonald, supporting Fitchburg State’s World Integrated Nations club. Their goal is to increase international, cultural, and ethnic diversity. They have members from North America, South America, Asia, and Africa. MacDonald invites everyone interested in culture and language to meet with WIA at 4:00 pm on Wednesdays, at Hammond GO1B.

Representatives from different countries came over to speak with the students. Sofie Haferkom is a graduate student from Germany who majored in Communication studies, and she welcomes all Fitchburg business and communication majors to come study in her country at Hochschule der Medien. You can learn how to be a successful interviewer, learn about radio workshops, and learn how to organize business campaigns. Check out Hochschule der Medien’s website, which has a button to translate into English, for more information. She hopes that anyone interested in studying abroad will consider traveling to Europe.

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