The spring fair is one of two study abroad fairs held annually by MSU's Office of International Programs, with another held in October. 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. Students and faculty can get first-hand information at the fair by talking to past study abroad students, international students, and OIP staff.
"We have taken student and faculty feedback and have organized the spring '13 fair by majors instead of by country," said Anna Greenberg, adviser and outreach coordinator for the Office of International Programs.
"This is an incredible opportunity for students to learn about the adventures they can take on the world while earning academic credit for their degree."
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."
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