Oct. 10, 2016: Fall Global Opportunities Expo

by Michelle Saport  |   

20161006-global-opportunities-expoDon't miss the Fall Global Opportunities Expo this Monday, Oct. 10! Come see what the world has to offer. The expo is a must for any student interested in opportunities abroad. Staff and faculty may also benefit. Take advantage of one or all three of the events under the Expo umbrella:

Global Opportunities Expo (signature event) 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. / Student Union, Upper Hallway

Explore the intersection of study abroad, academic opportunities, and international career and internships at this resource fair. Drop by any time to inquire about:

  • Study abroad opportunities through UAA (seven of UAA's partner programs will be represented) and National Student Exchange (NSE)
  • Earning a minor in international business or a major or minor in languages
  • Opportunities abroad for graduates with a bachelor's degree
  • Scholarships, fellowships, grants and financial aid for international study, research and teaching
  • Peace Corps (serve abroad with the option of earning a master's degree)
  • Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program (government-sponsored, paid opportunities in Japan)
  • Career exploration and advising services
  • UAA Confucius Institute offerings promoting Chinese language and culture
  • The Alaska World Affairs Council (students attend their great luncheon speaker series free of charge)
  • Travel health consultations for student travelers through UAA's Student Health and Counseling Center
  • United Global Student Organization-connect with international students and other globally-minded students through club activities

Jumpstart Your Career Through Study Abroad 2:30-3:30 p.m. / Multicultural Center - Rasmuson Hall, Room 106

Learn how you can gain work skills and experience as well as boost your competitiveness in the job market through study abroad. Co-sponsored by Career Exploration and Services and Multicultural Center.

Study Abroad Only Fair 5:30-7 p.m. / Gorsuch Commons hallway (campus housing)

Delve into your possibilities to study abroad as a UAA student. Education abroad opportunities include summer, semester and yearlong programs taught in English, language and cultural immersion programs, internships, service learning, field studies, undergraduate research, or a combination of these things. Financial aid and scholarships can often help cover the costs. Co-sponsored by Residence Life.

For more information, please contact Leslie Tuovinen, education abroad coordinator, at (907) 786-4135 or latuovinen@uaa.alaska.edu.

Education abroad and the Global Opportunities Expo support UAA's International and Intercultural Learning Outcomes (IILOs). Learn more about the IILOs at uaa.alaska.edu/oiia/learningoutcomes.cfm.

See you at the Expo!

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