Study Abroad Fall Fair 2011

The Global Education Office hosts a fair each September to spread the word about the numerous study abroad opportunities available through VCU. Students who visit the fair will have the chance to meet with faculty who lead study abroad programs, students who have studied abroad, Education Abroad staff, as well as representatives from academic institutions, study abroad program providers and travel agencies.
Students will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various offices at VCU that assist with the study abroad process, including the national scholarship office, financial aid, student health services, the School of World Studies, and more. Students from all disciplines are invited to come learn about study abroad options, funding and resources!

Study Abroad Fall Fair 2011
Wednesday, Sept. 14
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)
University Student Commons Plaza
VCU’s Monroe Park Campus

For more information or if you would like to volunteer, please email abroad@vcu.edu.

TaLK Program: Teach and Learn in Korea Program for U.S. Students

The Institute of International Education is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Korean Ministry of Education, Science & Technology in their efforts to promote international exchange and to bring more American students to Korea.
IIE will be assisting the Korean government in publicizing and recruiting for the “Teach and Learn in Korea” (TaLK) Program, which is a study abroad opportunity that is open to both undergraduate students and recent college graduates.
The TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools. The program provides a one-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Given the generous terms of the program, this is a unique type of study abroad opportunity that can provide international experience for students with financial need who might not otherwise be able to go overseas.
Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012. For more information, please visit the the TaLK Program website: www.talk.go.kr. Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to talkkoreapr@gmail.com.
If you would like to request publicity materials, such as a program poster and brochures, please contact Walter Jackson at wjackson@iie.org.

Studying Abroad with a Disability

Check out this great video from Mobility International USA about study abroad for students who may have a disability!
At VCU Education Abroad, we want every student to have the best possible experience abroad. If you want to study abroad but are concerned that a disability may affect your experience, we will work with you to make sure that your needs are met and that you have the opportunity to study abroad and add a life-changing component to your college experience!

Making It Happen from Outsider E on Vimeo.

For more information, please contact us at abroad@vcu.edu

Work Abroad!

Check out these work abroad opportunities on the Yellow Brick Road website!
The Top 3 Work Abroad Programs for Youth
Working abroad enhances your resume and is an amazing life experience. the VCU Education Abroad blog will continue blogging about internship, work, and volunteer experiences abroad this summer, so be sure to check back!

Teach English in Korea!

Teach English in Korea!

Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK) Program

In an effort to promote international exchange and bring more American students to Korea, the TaLK Program funds 300 TaLK Scholars each semester to teach conversational English in rural Korean elementary schools.
The program provides a 1-month orientation for the TaLK Scholars in addition to round-trip airfare, a settling-in allowance, a monthly living stipend of approximately $1,300, health insurance and organized trips to historical locations in Korea.
Both undergraduate students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply.
The TaLK Program website can be found at: http://www.talk.go.kr/. Applications must be submitted by June for the term beginning in August 2011 and by December for the term beginning in February 2012.
Additional information for the program is available via e-mail request to talkkoreapr@gmail.com.
Students can also contact Jeff Wing at the VCU National Scholarship Office for more information.

Scholarship Opportunities with Amerispan!

Amerispan College Study Abroad has offered (2) $500.00 scholarships to be used by VCU students who plan to register for Amerispan College Study Abroad programs.
The programs that qualify for the $500.00 scholarship amount can be found at the following link, http://www.amerispan.com/study_abroad/.
Also being offered are (2) $250.00 scholarships that can be used on any AmeriSpan program 4 weeks or longer. This includes standard immersion programs, SALUD medical travel, volunteer, professional, fun and others.
These scholarships will be given to the first students who sign up- first come, first served! If you are interested in signing up and are using an Amerispan program, please email VCU Education Abroad at ABROAD@vcu.edu and tell us which program you are signed up for.
As with all non-VCU programs, remember to register with VCU Education Abroad. Registration information and materials can be found on our website: http://www.global.vcu.edu/abroad/programs/other/index.html
If you are interested in this or other study abroad programs, contact VCU Education Abroad at ABROAD@vcu.edu

Boren Scholarship Information Session Wednesday, October 20 @ 12pm

Join the Honors College for an information session regarding Boren Scholarships and Fellowships!
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships offer unique opportunities for U.S. undergraduates and graduate students to study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin American & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
The information session will be held Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00 pm in the Honors College, 701 W. Grace Street. We hope you can attend!

Last Chance to Vote!

The Study Abroad Photo and Video Contest voting period has been extended through Monday, October 18, 2010!
Last year, over 400 VCU students studied abroad through the VCU Education Abroad office! Because we love hearing our students’ stories, we encourage them to share in as many ways as possible. This summer, we asked students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year to share their stories with us visually through photography and video!
We received many great submissions. Now we are asking VCU students to give us your opinion- log on to our Facebook and YouTube pages, and vote on your favorite photo and video! Be sure to tell your friends to become a “fan” of VCU Education Abroad in order to vote- faculty and staff can vote too!
We will be counting the number of “Likes” each photo and video receives, and will determine which will win prizes in each category.
The extended deadline for voting is October 18th, 2010.
Good luck to all of our returned students who entered the contest!

The Study Abroad Photo Contest Needs Your Vote!

Last year, over 400 VCU students studied abroad through the VCU Education Abroad office! Because we love hearing our students’ stories, we encourage them to share in as many ways as possible. This summer, we asked students who studied abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year to share their stories with us visually through photography and video!
We received many great submissions. Now we are asking VCU students to give us your opinion- log on to our Facebook and YouTube pages, and vote on your favorite photo and video!
We will be counting the number of “Likes” each photo and video receives, and will determine which will win prizes in each category!
The deadline for voting is October 15th, 2010.
Good luck to all of our returned students who entered the contest!