First things first: there are two study abroad affairs coming up in September, one for all departments and one just for the J-school. The general one is 11-3 on Wednesday, September 5 at Memorial Union, and if you don't have a major yet, we'd recommend you go. You'll see what all the departments have to offer.
If you're already in the J-school, you need to go to our very own study abroad fair, which will be held on the first floor of the RJI building on Friday, September 7, 11-2. There you'll get the chance to speak not only to students who've been on the programs we offer, but also the directors of those programs. Any questions you might have, they'll be able to answer.
So let's say you've done your research, you've made a decision, and you've talked to people who've gone where you want to go. Sorry to say, that doesn't mean your work is over. Not at all. Now, you've got some applications to fill out. Here are the deadlines for the different categories of programs and for the scholarship:
- Spring Exchange Programs: September 20
- Spring Internship Programs: September 20
- Intercession Short Term Media and Culture Programs: October 1
- Spring Travel Scholarship application deadline: October 1
So as you see, you don't have all that much time to do your application. So we humbly recommend that you do not procrastinate.
Also, remember that even research can be fun (you are in the J-school, after all). You might see that in the process of deciding where to go you'll learn heaps about countries around the world you knew nothing about! Make sure to stop by this blog once in a while for posts about our different destinations and lots of useful links where you can learn more.
And finally: if neither the site nor the fairs satisfy your information needs, schedule an appointment with Tami Lorenson, our study abroad advisor. And if you're wondering how studying abroad can fit into your college education, you can also talk to your academic advisor.
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by Fedor Zarkhin