The Center for International Education (CIE) will host a Study Abroad Fair on Tuesday, February 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center.
Those who attend will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from a wide range of providers, including API, IFSA-Butler, ISA, GlobaLinks, Alliance; CAPA and CEFAM. In addition, representatives from Edge Hill University in Great Britain, the University of Sunshine Coast in Australia and Rider’s exchange programs from Spain, France and Austria will also be in attendance. Students can also gain insight into the enrichment possible through study by speaking to recent study abroad participants and faculty who have led such programs.
“Students will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the providers as well as our study abroad alumni. If they are having difficulty deciding which country to go to, the fair will provide them with all their answers,” explained Kim Cameron, assistant to the director of CIE. “We also have so many new programs, such as Costa Rica and St. Petersburg, so it really is a terrific opportunity to understand all of the options our Center offers.”
Christina LoBrutto ’13, a Communication major who studied at the University of Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, found the information she received at the fair to be extremely helpful.
“I always knew I wanted to study abroad, but wasn't sure where I wanted to go,” LoBrutto said. “Once I attended the study abroad fair, I was able to make an educated decision on the best place for me.”
Psychology major Ashley Levins ’14 decided to study at Alcalá University in Madrid after visiting last year’s fair, which opened her eyes to the many study abroad opportunities Rider offers.
“I had always intended to go to Australia, but when I saw the Spain table, and learned about the stipend and how I could complete my courses abroad for my Spanish minor, I chose Spain instead of Australia,” Levins explained. “The added benefit was that I was able to visit many more European countries by studying in Spain.”