On Thursday, Sept. 19, Transylvania University students will get a taste of all the opportunities they have to see the world as they study, research and work abroad to expand their horizons and gain valuable experience as global citizens.
The annual Study Abroad Fair in Alumni Plaza will bring a variety of representatives from study abroad opportunities, including:
- Global education programs
- Fulbright adviser
- May term travel course faculty
- Leaders of Alternative Winter Break in Guatemala
- Peer ambassadors
- Students who have previously studied abroad
- Faculty of the Transy in Ireland program
“The Study Abroad Fair is an exciting event for our students,” said Courtney Smith, director of Global and Intercultural Engagement. “This will be the largest and most inclusive fair to happen on Transy’s campus. We’re excited and look forward to the continued expansion of global and intercultural engagement on Transy’s campus.”
In addition to the program representatives, students will be able to meet with staff of the Office of Financial Aid to learn more about their options to pay for their travel. Last year, Transylvania launched its Global Transy initiative, which has dozens of partnerships around the world that allow students to do semester study at no additional cost to their normal Transy tuition.
Nearly half of all Transylvania students study or research abroad at some point during their four years, whether it’s for a full semester, a summer or during May term. For many, it’s a life-changing experience that broadens their understanding of the world.
Senior Emily Neat studied at the Florence University of the Arts in Italy as a junior. She is currently applying for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach abroad — Transy has had 20 students earn Fulbright ETAs since 2007.
“Honestly, it was one of the highlights of my life,” she said.