Saturday, January 8, 2011

Many opportunities Many await students at study abroad

Opportunities abound for students interested in spending a semester studying in other parts of the world as Mississippi State hosts its second annual Study Abroad Fair Jan. 26 in Colvard Student Union.From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the area adjacent to the Gaddis Hunt Commons, students will be able to meet with representatives of more than 20 programs about thousands of educational opportunities in approximately 60 countries around the world.Students can also get a lot of exposure while studying in such universities and different course Engineering,Master of Architecture and Materials Science.

MSU Study Abroad coordinator Allison Noffsinger said spending a semester in a foreign country gives students a chance to broaden their horizons in unique and meaningful ways.Students who study abroad gain a new perspective on the world and develop skills that cannot be acquired while at home in their comfort zone,Noffsinger said.Students learn more about themselves in this short time than in many years at home. While studying internationally and overseas, students find new strengths such as overcoming the challenges of living in a new culture and speaking a new language.She said more than 250 MSU students took advantage of this opportunity during the 2009-10 academic year.Students in all majors and class years are encouraged to participate.The program is part of MSU's Division of Academic Outreach and Continuing Education.

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