The fall fair is one of two study abroad fairs held annually by the Office of International Programs, with another held in April. The fairs provide an opportunity for students to learn more about various options for study abroad at MSU, including summer, semester, and year-long study abroad programs, volunteer opportunities and internships. At the fair, students and faculty can get first-hand information by talking to past study abroad students, international students and OIP staff.
"This is an incredible opportunity for students to take on new adventures and see the world while earning academic credit" said Anna Greenberg, adviser and outreach coordinator for the Office of International Programs.
Greenberg said MSU students who have gone on study abroad experiences often speak of how important the experience has been to their education and personal development. One example is Eddie Gantzer, a senior Global Studies major and MSU skier who studied abroad in Peru and Argentina.
"Studying abroad helped me become more independent," Gantzer said. "From stepping off the plane into a new country to successfully living there and loving it for four months, I learned the benefits of being adaptable and self-sufficient, as well as having the time of my life."
"Truly, this (was) the most interesting four months I have ever had, and I wouldn't take it back, regardless of how much it differs from whatever expectations I may have had coming here," said Kris Drummond, a senior majoring in English. "It has forced me to expand my boundaries and challenge my own perceptions like nothing else I have experienced."
To learn more about the MSU study abroad offerings, or about other international activities, call 994-7151 or visit the MSU Office of International Programs website at www.montana.edu/international.
Anna Greenberg, (406) 994-7151, firstname.lastname@example.org