Study Abroad Week

March 22 – March 26, 2021

Study Abroad Week 2021

Considering a study abroad experience during your time at WashU? Join Overseas Programs and on-campus partners to discover the kind of programming opportunities available and ways in which a study abroad experience can enrich your time both on campus and after. 

Events

Monday, March 22:

An Introduction to Study Abroad Week

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • Are you wondering "who is Overseas Programs?" and what this week of information sessions is about? Join us for a short introduction of our department and a guide to navigating this week of events! Presented by Whitney Morgan, Assistant Director of Overseas Programs
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

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Tuesday, March 23:

Study Abroad Scholarship Opportunities

  • 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • Learn how to make the most of your time abroad. In this session we will discuss some of the options to fund your semester. However, we will also discuss some of the other opportunities that will allow you to engage with your host community through service, conduct independent research after your program ends, and prepare for post-graduate scholarships and fellowships. Presented by John Milstead, International Scholarship and Fellowship Advisor
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

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Wednesday, March 24:

The First Leg: Planning, Applying, and Preparing for Study Abroad

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Do you want to study abroad but don’t know where to begin? Join Peer Advisor Hal Matthews as he walks you through the process of planning and applying for study abroad while sharing his experience as a WashU study abroad participant. Presented by Veronica Whittemore,  Study Abroad Advisor and Hal Matthews, Peer Advisor
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

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Which study abroad program type is right for me?

  • 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Not all study abroad program models are the same. Visit this information session to find out which is right for you! Presented by Carrie Canham, Assistant Director of Overseas Programs and Kim Mantia-Ochoa, Advisor and System Specialist
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

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Thursday, March 25:

Pre-Health + Study Abroad = I Can Do It & It’s Worth it!

  • 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • If you’re pre-health and interested in fitting in an overseas’ experience before you graduate, come find out the benefits and logistics of making this happen.  We will discuss the how, why, and tangible benefits related to healthcare as well as hear from seasoned pre-health students who had an enriching study abroad experience. Presented by Tony Smith, Assistant Dean and Academic Coordinator College of Arts & Sciences and Kelly Wang, previous WashU study abroad participant
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

Zoom link

  • Meeting ID: 984 9226 5538, Passcode: 949262

 

Translating Study Abroad for the Future

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
  • How can my time abroad help my career? Learn how to highlight your study abroad experience, your studies, research, cultural immersion, internships and your unique learning opportunity in a totally different environment. We will cover how to specifically describe your abroad experience on your resume, in a cover letter, as part of an interview or personal essays for graduate/professional applications.  Presented by Jennifer Finney, Assistant Director, Career Development, Career Center
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

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International Identities: The places I'll go and the person I'll be

  • 2:30 - 3:30 pm
  • What identities, seen and unseen, do you hold? How might these identities change or be challenged while abroad? In what ways can you and your cohort support each other? We’ll discuss the current situation, initiatives, and resources that support students of varying identities while abroad.  Presented by Veronica Whittemore,  Study Abroad Advisor
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

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Friday, March 26:

Beyond the classroom: Exploring study abroad programs with field work and research-based programming

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Interested in surveying wildlife within Kruger National Park in South Africa? Or researching the effects of climate change on the island of Zanzibar, Tanzania? During this session, you'll learn of study abroad opportunities that allow students to earn academic credit as well as develop their skills in the field of research. Presented by Whitney Morgan, Assistant Director of Overseas Programs
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

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To fluency and beyond - immersive foreign language programs and experiential learning

  • 1:00  - 2:00 pm
  • To be fluent in a foreign language involves not only being able to study in it but to live in it as well. This session will highlight the benefits of foreign language programs, the opportunities they provide for internships, volunteer experiences, and community engagement, and how they can help you develop valuable skills for your future. Presented by Amy Suelzer, Director of Overseas Programs
  • Day-of the event, click the button below to join the information session:

Zoom link