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Study Abroad Fair


Virtual Study Abroad Fair 2020

November 9 - 13, 2020

 

Thank you for joining us!  We had a successful fair and hope to see you all again in person next year.  Contact our office or the program Faculty Directors if you have questions about the study abroad process, specific program, scholarships, and more. 

View the fair session recordings, linked below to catch up on what we offered in the fair.
 

 


Monday, November 9


10:00 - 10:30 a.m. |  Study Abroad 101 
  • Learn the basics: Program locations, academics, costs, scholarships, and more! 
  • Presented by: Office of Education Abroad staff and Global Ambassadors 
  • Recording: Study Abroad 101 recording (about 46 minutes)
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  |  LSTS and Honors College program in New Zealand
Learn about the leisure and tourism industry in New Zealand. Mountain bike in the redwoods, learn about local Maori culture, visit Hobbiton (where they filmed part of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings), and much more!  
  • Summer 2021 program 
  • LSTS credit or Honors credit
  • Applicable to many majors and minors 
  • Presented by the Faculty Directors 
  • Recording link: LSTS and Honors College in New Zealand (about 36 minutes)
11:30 a.m. - Noon  |  History in Senegal
Explore the richness of Senegal's culture and history on the only MTSU Signature Faculty-Led program to Africa. Students will explore issues of underdevelopment, unemployment, information economy, youth, and politics.  Visit the African Renaissance Monument, Bandia Animal Reserve, and more! This program is scheduled for summer 2022, but plan on joining us this year so you can plan your study abroad experience far in advance! 
  • Summer 2022
  • HIST 3075 or AAS 4600 credit 
  • Applicable to many majors and minors 
  • Presented by: Aliou Ly, Faculty Director
  • Recording link: History in Senegal
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  |  MTSU Exchange Program: Popakademie 
This exchange is for MTSU Music Business students.  Located in Mannheim, Germany, courses will be taught in English and apply specifically to the Music Business major. MTSU Exchange Programs are a cost-effective way to study abroad.  As a bonus, we receive students from this exchange, so students have plenty of opportunities to study and make friends who may end up at MTSU once they return! 
  • Fall semester or Academic Year
  • Presented by: Office of Education Abroad staff 
  • Recording link: Popakademie
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.  |  Recording Industry in Belize and Guatemala
The International Classroom Initiative program gives students a chance to learn how to protect Author/Inventor rights through Master Classes with experts and lectures.  Students will spend a day at the ICI Rehearsal Studio for hands-on training, have excursions to museums, the Mayan city of Tikal, and more!  3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Virtual International Internships 
Join us to learn more about virtual international internships.  This session is perfect for students who need an internship program for their degree plan but cannot travel abroad.  It is also appropriate for students who are seeking an international internship for their professional goals, for networking, or for students who are unable to participate in traditional study abroad but would like an international experience.  Given that COVID-19 continues to provide challenges, this is a great opportunity to gain skills needed for the world we live in today! Applicable to different majors and minors 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Peer Advising Q&A with our Global Ambassadors
This is a daily time where students can ask our Global Ambassadors (MTSU students who have studied abroad) your questions and hear from their personal experiences.
  • Presented by: MTSU Global Ambassadors
  • There is no recording link for this session.  Please contact our office if you would like peer advising with a Global Ambassador! 
4:30 p.m.  |  Daily prize giveaway! 

Tuesday, November 10


11:30 a.m. - Noon  |  Peer Advising Q&A with our Global Ambassadors
This is a daily time where students can ask our Global Ambassadors (MTSU students who have studied abroad) your questions and hear from their personal experiences.
  • Presented by: MTSU Global Ambassadors
  • There is no recording link for this session.  Please contact our office if you would like peer advising with a Global Ambassador! 
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  |  How much does study abroad cost? 
This will help you break down the different costs you may incur, as well as establish a base line budget for what you can expect when considering the overall cost of your study abroad program. We will also provide you with some helpful tools for comparing different programs and comparing it to what you are accustomed to paying for a similar term at MTSU.  1:30 - 2:00 p.m.  |  How do I fund a study abroad program?
This will be a deeper look into how to find scholarships, basic rules for using financial aid, and other strategies to find the funds to help cover the cost of your study abroad program. 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.  |  Study Abroad Provider Programs 
MTSU offers a large variety of short-term and long-term study abroad programs through our affiliated providers: CIEE, ISA, ISEP, USAC, CCSA, and the University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center. We'll discuss options, the process, scholarships, and more.  Join us to learn more about these opportunities!  
  • Applicable to all majors & minors 
  • Summer, Winter, Spring, Fall, and Academic Year options 
  • Truly worldwide, offering programs in more than 65 countries! 
  • Presented by: Office of Education Abroad staff 
  • Recording link: Study Abroad Provider Programs  
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  |  French & German Language Exchanges 
MTSU has two exchange programs specifically for French and German language learners. The Universite de Caen Normandy is our French language exchange designed to provide students with an opportunity to immerse themselves into French language and culture.  The exchange program with Johannes Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz/Germersheim is an immersive German language experience.  Both are appropriate for students in these majors and minors.  They are available to students in other majors and minors as well, so all interested students are encouraged to join this session! 
  • Fall semester, Spring semester (Caen only), Academic Year 
  • Academics depend on current language level and courses available 
  • Presented by: Office of Education Abroad staff 
  • Recording link: French & German Language Exchanges 
4:30 p.m.  |  Daily prize giveaway! 
 

Wednesday, November 11


10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  |  MTSU Signature Faculty-Led Program, Forensic Aviation Archaeology in France 
This forensic archaeology field school will be conducted in France as part of an MTSU partnership with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA). Students will participate in a forensic recovery of an aircraft loss from World War II. Weekend excursions to Paris, Normandy, and Chartres will allow students the opportunity to explore the rich culture and history of the country, as well.  
  • Summer 2021
  • 6 credit hours for ANTH 3710
  • Presented by: Dr. Tiffany Saul, Faculty Director
  • Recording link: Please contact Dr. Saul for information about this program
11:00 - 11:30 a.m.  |  MTSU Exchange Programs in Japan 
MTSU has four exchange programs in Japan, perfect for students who want to increase fluency in the Japanese language and immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Additionally, Japanese exchange programs are an excellent way to gain experience if you are interested in teaching English in Japan after graduation. MTSU Exchange Programs are a cost-effective way to study abroad.  As a bonus, we receive students from these exchanges, so students have plenty of opportunities to study and make friends who may end up at MTSU once they return! 
  • Fall semester, Spring semester, Academic Year 
  • Partner universities: Kansai Gaidai, Seinan Gakuin, Saitama, and Reitaku
  • Academics vary depending on location chosen and language level 
  • Some exchange partners offer courses in other disciplines such as business, global studies, history, and art taken in addition to Japanese language courses 
  • Applicable to different majors and minors 
  • Presented by: Office of Education Abroad staff 
  • Recording link: MTSU Exchange Programs in Japan 
11:30 a.m. - Noon  |  Student Society for International Education Interest Meeting
Do you want to make cross-cultural connections and gain a broader perspective on the diverse cultures of the world? The Student Society for International Education is an MTSU organization that works closely with the MTSU Office of Education Abroad to foster relationships among domestic and international students. This informational session discusses previous club activities and plans for upcoming months.  
  • Perfect for any student interested in international affairs as well as MTSU exchange and international students!
  • A great way to get connected and meet other students who share the same interests and passions!
  • Presented by: Hannah Solima (President) and Ivy Adams (Vice President)
  • Recording link: SSIE 
1:30 - 2:00 p.m.  |  Peer Advising Q&A with our Global Ambassadors
This is a daily time where students can ask our Global Ambassadors (MTSU students who have studied abroad) your questions and hear from their personal experiences!
  • Presented by: MTSU Global Ambassadors
  • There is no recording link for this session.  Please contact our office if you would like peer advising with a Global Ambassador! 
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.  |  Discovering Psychology's European Roots 
Visit three European countries, Austria, England and the Netherlands, while learning about the history of psychology from a global perspective.  Activities include the Signmund Freud Museum and Sigmund Freud walking tour, Viktor Frankl Institute Museum, Vienna State Opera House, walking tours of Vienna, London, and Amsterdam, and more!  4:30 p.m.  |  Daily prize giveaway! 
 

Thursday, November 12


10:00 - 10:30 a.m.  |  MTSU Exchange Programs in the U.K. and Europe 
Learn more about our exchange partnerships in England, Scotland, Denmark, Germany, and Finland.  These popular locations offer a wide variety of academic areas for students including global studies, business, mechatronics & other types engineering, journalism and media, tourism, criminal justice, international relations & political science, psychology, and more! MTSU Exchange Programs are a cost-effective way to study abroad.  As a bonus, we receive students from these exchanges, so students have plenty of opportunities to study and make friends who may end up at MTSU once they return!  11:00 - 11:30 p.m.  |  Peer Advising Q&A with our Global Ambassadors
This is a daily time where students can ask our Global Ambassadors (MTSU students who have studied abroad) your questions and hear from their personal experiences!
  • Presented by: MTSU Global Ambassadors
  • There is no recording link for this session.  Please contact our office if you would like peer advising with a Global Ambassador! 
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  |  Virtual International Internships 
Join us to learn more about virtual international internships.  This session is perfect for students who need an internship program for their degree plan but cannot travel abroad.  It is also appropriate for students who are seeking an international internship for their professional goals, for networking, or for students who are unable to participate in traditional study abroad but would like an international experience.  Given that COVID-19 continues to provide challenges, this is a great opportunity to gain skills needed for the world we live in today! 
  • Applicable to different majors and minors
  • Presented by: Office of Education Abroad staff 
  • Recording link: Virtual Internships  
2:00 - 2:30 p.m.  |  MTSU Signature Program: MTSU in Israel 
Join the only MTSU Signature Program in the Middle East!  Students will learn the geography, history, and politics of modern, democratic Israel, and discuss the future of the Middle East.  The topics of religion, anthropology, archaeology, and more will be explored, making this a program suitable for many majors or minors. Locations include Tiberias, Jerusalem, Eliat, and Tel Aviv, visit the Western Wall and underground excavations in Jerusalem, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem, swim in the Dead Sea, Mt. Arbel and Mount of Beatitudes, and more! 
  • Summer 2021
  • PS 4850 or PS6150
  • Applicable to different majors and minors 
  • Presented by: Provost Mark Byrnes, Matthew Hibdon, Faculty Directors 
  • There is no recording link for this session.  Please contact the Faculty Director(s) if you would like more information on this program. 
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Fellowships
Learn about options for paying for your upcoming study abroad or living overseas after graduation. This webinar includes information on the prestigious Fulbright (research, teaching, and graduate school options after graduation), Boren, Gilman, and Phi Kappa Phi (to help pay for study abroad costs).  Non-credit, practically free (!) language study options with the Critical Language Scholarship will also be discussed.  
  • Applicable to all majors and minors 
  • Applicable for Freshmen through Seniors!
  • Presented by: Laura Clippard
  • Recording link: Fellowships with Laura Clippard 
3:30 - 4:00 p.m.  |  Preview of Signature Faculty-Led Programs, Spring Break & Summer 2022
Join us for a quick overview of upcoming faculty-led programs for summer 2022.  Plan your academic schedule and your study abroad budget early, learn who to contact for more information and what scholarships apply to these programs.  Many faculty-led programs repeat each year or every other year; if summer 2021 doesn't work for you, maybe summer 2022 will! Included are programs from many academic disciplines including Political Science, Biology, Marketing, Accounting, Information Systems, History, Global Studies, Journalism, Nutrition, Fermentation Science, Leisure & Tourism Studies, Spanish and French languages, Theatre, and more.  Undergraduate and Graduate options will be shared during the session. 
  • Applicable to all majors and minors 
  • Presented by: Office of Education Abroad staff
  • Recording link: Preview of 2022
4:30 p.m.  |  Daily prize giveaway! 
 

Friday, November 13


Giveaway day. 
Congratulations to Nadera Shehabaddin, the winner of the flight scholarship giveaway! Nadera is planning on a summer program in Jordan to study Arabic language for her Arabic minor. 

No further sessions but feel free to contact us to learn more about study abroad or to make an appointment.