Two $3,500 Scholarships Available for Australia!

Two students on the International Business short course will be awarded $3,500 AUD scholarships to help cover the cost of program fees. These scholarships are supported by the University of Melbourne. Applications will be available after acceptance.

This two week program, offered through The University of Melbourne and GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, is designed to develop broad, integrated knowledge of international business practices and skills needed to work in global companies. Students will acquire insight into the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that influence business in the global environment, while gaining an introduction to the important role that Asia-Pacific countries play in the world economy.

Click here to learn more!

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.

Intern at the Australian Embassy in DC this Autumn!

Australian Education International (AEI) North America is currently seeking a policy intern to begin in August through November 2011 to work on a full-time basis (37.5 hours per week). The intern will be provided with a stipend of $500 per month.
AEI is the international arm of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and has an office at the Embassy of Australia, Washington, DC, and works with American and Canadian education institutions, policy-makers and governments to strengthen the bilateral relationship.
The intern will assist with researching, monitoring, and reporting on US and Canadian education policy, attend and report on education events, and assist the policy manager with supplemental duties as requested.
The successful candidate will:
· Have completed at least two years of college
· Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
· Have strong research and analytical skills
· Have the ability to work independently and in a team
· Have a personal interest in the fields of education policy and/or international relations.
Applications are due by Wednesday, 29 June 2011.
To apply, please visit the AEI website:http://www.usa.embassy.gov.au/whwh/AEI_Policy_Internship_May_2010.html

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!

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

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!

Study Abroad Highlighted by Google and Others!

Study abroad has been making waves in the advertising world lately!
http://ihec-djc.blogspot.com/2010/09/study-abroad-highlighted-by-google-bank.html
We find ad #4 particularly hilarious. And if ad #1 doesn’t make you want to go abroad, we don’t know what will!
For information on studying abroad, please contact VCU Education Abroad at ABROAD@vcu.edu!

Study Abroad Fall Fair September 15th!

Have you ever thought about traveling to another country?

Many college students have, and are able to achieve that goal through study abroad programs!

Come to the VCU Education Abroad Fall Fair and learn about studying abroad!
The Fall Fair will be held Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 under the tent at the VCU Student Commons Plaza from 9:30am-2:00pm!
At the Fair, you can meet with representatives from:
Academic Programs International
Academic Studies Abroad
CAPA
CEA
CIS Abroad
European Heritage Institute
George Mason University
GlobalLinks
Global Student Experiences
IFSA Butler
Interstudy
Santa Reparata School of Art- Italy
Semester at Sea
STA Travel
Studio Art Centers International
Study Abroad Italy
The Education Abroad Network
and…
VCU Education Abroad staff
VCU Financial Aid
VCU National Scholarship Office- Honors College
VCU School of World Studies
VCU Student Health Services
VCU Faculty-Led program directors and student returnees

and more!!!
Feel free to stop on by, and bring a friend! We hope to see you there!