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Students have opportunity to go global

At the annual Study Abroad Fair, students will have an opportunity to see what it takes to become a “global” pioneer.

During the fair, Study Abroad staff, program representatives, DU faculty members and former study abroad students will answer questions and share their experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with coordinators and program representatives from over 25 programs and participating universities. 

The fair will be from 10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Sept. 21 on the Driscoll Lawn. Rain location will be the Driscoll Ballroom. For more information, visit or contact the Study Abroad office at 303-871-4912.

Carol Fairweather, director of DU’s Study Abroad office, says with more than 150 study abroad locations around the world, the possibilities are as exciting as they are diverse.

“Living abroad gives students the opportunity to experience another culture firsthand,” Fairweather says. “The insider’s perspective they gain can create a deeper understanding of both the differences and the similarities that connect our world.”

In a recent survey, the Institute for the International Education of Students found that studying abroad during college “positively and unequivocally influences the career path, world-view and self-confidence of students.”

This fall, 625 students are studying abroad as part of DU’s Cherrington Global Scholars program. To participate in the program, students must be a junior or senior in good academic and judicial standing with 90 credit hours or more, a GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed at least two terms at DU. 

 The Study Abroad Office and Advising Center are located in the International House at 2200 S. Josephine St. The Advising Center is staffed with peer advisers and offers a variety of information sessions such as the “Study Abroad 101” session. DU Study Abroad Program coordinators specialize by region and are available to provide more detail and to help students make more knowledgeable decisions about which program is right for them.

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