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Study Abroad

June 18, 2012 - Pre-departure Orientation Program for Fall 2012 study abroad students

September 15 - deadline for scholarship applications for AIFS Scholarships for spring 2013 study abroad on AIFS programs.

October 1 - application deadline for Spring 2013 study abroad applications.

October 16 - Annual SIUE Study Abroad Fair! MUC Goshen Lounge 10 am - 2 pm. More details to come!

Study abroad is an enriching and eye-opening adventure, where learning extends far beyond the classroom. The experience will expose you to new ways of thinking, living, and viewing the world. Benefits include the opportunity to learn about another culture firsthand, learn an entirely new language or become fluent in one you have already studied, you can travel, fulfill major and minor coursework requirements, and develop new intellectual pursuits, skills, and perspectives. By living within another culture, you are likely to gain a new understanding of, and perhaps even appreciation for, the United States and its way of life. You can also expect to make friendships and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Early planning is the key to successful study abroad. Hundreds of study abroad opportunities exist; they differ in location, duration, curriculum, language, degree of cultural immersion, cost, and many other factors. In order to find the program that is the right "fit" for your personal and academic objectives, you should begin planning your study abroad experience at least one semester before you actually depart.