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Study Abroad Week 2009

Study Abroad Week 2009The Office of International Affairs is hosting Study Abroad Week October 5-9, 2009. Throughout the week, students can attend different events to learn about the many different ways they can study abroad whether it’s through traditional programs, internships, research or service-learning, and also help them feel safe and secure while studying and traveling in another country.

There will be daily "Getting Started" sessions for students to get basic information on studying abroad the different types of programs, how to apply, costs and health and safety information. On Thursday, students can get more information on scholarship opportunities and financial aid by attending the Funding for Study Abroad information session.

Study Abroad week will wrap up with Study Abroad Program Exploration Day. Students can get specifics on more than 100 different programs in more than 40 countries. They will also have the chance to get their questions answered by study abroad program coordinators.

Other events include program information sessions for specific programs and study abroad fairs held by departments and colleges.

October 5

Getting Started Session
12 - 1 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Study Abroad Information Session
Intensive Japanese Language Program in Kobe
This Japanese language experience is a ten-week intermediate/advanced language and culture program offered at the Shoin Daigaku Kaikan (Japan Study Center) in Kobe, Japan during Spring Quarter 2010. Offered as a collaborative effort between the Ohio State Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Kobe Shoin Women’s University in Kobe Japan, the program is open to both undergraduate and graduate applicants. Interested applicants must have completed Japanese 508 or 310 and 311, by the end of Winter quarter 2010. For more information contact Elizabeth Angerman.
4 - 5 p.m., Hagerty Hall 388

Getting Started Session
4:30 - 5:30 p.m., 201 Enarson Hall

October 6

Getting Started Session
12 - 1 p.m., Agricultural Administration Building Auditorium

Getting Started Session
12 - 1 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Study Abroad Fair
1 - 3 p.m., Agricultural Administration Auditorium

Study Abroad Information Session
Dominican Republic - International Development

This intensive, six-week study abroad program included courses and field trips that introduce students to the environmental and sociological problems of rural development in the Dominican Republic. For more information contact Kelly Koren.
3 p.m., 108 Agricultural Administration Building

October 7

Department of English Study Abroad Fair
Learn more about Literary Locations: London (Winter 2010), Literary Locations: Venice (Spring 2010) and the University of Greenwich Program (Summer 2010). Students from all majors may apply for these programs, if they meet the prerequisites.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m., 311 Denney Hall

Study Abroad Information Session
Italy Architecture Studies

Come and learn more about the amazing opportunity to live and study in Italy. You will earn credit while studying some of the most important buildings, monuments, gardens and urban spaces in the world. This program is offered for Junior level students enrolled in the Knowlton School of Architecture. Even if you are not Junior level, it is never too early to start planning. For more information contact Leslie Anderson.
12:30 - 1:15 p.m., 120 Knowlton Hall, "Big Stairs"

Getting Started Session
4 - 5 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

University Honors & Scholars Center Study Abroad Fair
Come find out about the short term study abroad opportunities available to you through the University Honors & Scholars Center and the Office of International Affairs. Information on Honors Athens, All-Scholars Mexico, Honors & Scholars Brazil, Honors & Scholars Nicaragua: Community Engagement in the Americas and others will be available.
4:30 - 6 p.m., Kuhn Honors & Scholars House (first floor)

Study Abroad Information Session
Costa Rica - FAES Learning Community Program

Following a 2-credit hour course during winter quarter, students will travel to Costa Rica for nine days to experience field excursions across the Costa Rican landscape, examining mountain, plateau, volcanic, humid tropical, and coastal environments. Sustainable agriculture and community development will be intensively studied. This study abroad short-term program is open to all students. For more information contact Kelly Koren.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Norton House Lobby

Getting Started Session
6 - 7 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

October 8

Funding for Study Abroad
4 - 5 p.m., 1008 Evans Lab
Learn more about the types of funding available for study abroad programs: financial aid and how it works, Ohio State scholarships, external scholarships and creative ways to raise additional funds. The keys to success are to start early and be proactive.

Study Abroad Information Session
Canadian Parliamentary Internship Program in Ottawa

A five-week program (May 13 - June 16, 2010) during which interns work in the office of a Member of the Canadian Parliament. Students may choose which party and what area of expertise the Member represents. Participants will earn 15 credit hours in Political Science. Students are required to have a 3.0 minimum GPA and have applied for a passport before February 1, 2010.
4 - 5 p.m., Mendenhall Lab, Room 115

Getting Started Session
4 - 5 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Getting Started Session
6 - 7 p.m., MLK Lounge, Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center

Study Abroad Information Session
Streets of Medieval Paris
Open to all undergraduate majors, “Streets of Medieval Paris” explores the main currents of medieval culture in Western Europe through the study of high medieval Paris. The course intends to promote an understanding of the geography, history, and artistic traditions of medieval Paris via walking tours using reconstructed maps, guides, and songs, and learning how the medieval streets and walls affected long-term urban space and growth. This short-term program travels to Paris, France, from March 19-28, 2010 and requires students to enroll in the GEC course Medieval 215: Gothic Paris 1100-1300 during Winter Quarter. Upon successful completion of the study abroad program, students will earn 5 credit hours of either Medieval 694 Group Studies or French 697. For more information contact Michela Shigley-Giusti.
7 - 8 p.m., 122 Oxley Hall

Study Abroad Information Session
Netherlands - Dairy Science

During this short-term study abroad experience, students will increase their understanding of the global nature of the dairy industry and examine the demographics, cultural, and economic forces, along with the natural resource availability on dairy farming and milk processing in the U.S. versus The Netherlands. For more information contact Kelly Koren.
7 - 8 p.m., Animal Sciences Building Auditorium

October 9

Study Abroad Program Exploration Day
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Page Hall
Learn more about study abroad experiences in different regions of the world, language programs and service learning opportunities. Students can have any questions answered by study abroad program coordinators.

Getting Started Session
12 - 1 p.m., 60 Page Hall

International Research Information Session
2:30 - 3 p.m., Physics Research Building
Conducting research abroad has a number of advantages including meeting local experts in country and having access to archival records. You will learn more about working with a mentor and how to get the planning process started. Find out if you have the "right stuff" to conduct a research project either as part of a traditional study abroad program or an Individualized Study Abroad Program.

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