Service Learning in Guatemala Program Featured in VCU News!

VCU’s Guatemala Arts & Education study abroad program has been featured by the VCU News Center. One of our many faculty-led summer programs, this trip gave students the opportunity to complete service-learning credits abroad.
Check out the article below!
http://www.news.vcu.edu/news/VCU_Students_Export_Art_Education_to_Guatemala

For more information on studying abroad, please contact abroad@vcu.edu

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.

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 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!

Semester at Sea Blog!

VCU student Dhara Kinariwala is blogging about her Semester at Sea voyage this Fall! Her voyage sails from August 27- December 13, 2010 and will visit various ports of call around the world, including countries such as Canada, Spain, Morocco, South Africa, Singapore, Japan, and more!
Dhara has invited the VCU community to follow her on her personal blog documenting her journey:
Dhara’s Semester at Sea
We all wish Dhara and her fellow travelers a wonderful and safe journey!