The Office of International Services will be hosting a series of information sessions beginning Sept. 19. The scheduled times and locations are as follows:
5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19 in the International Student Lounge in Des Peres Hall
This information session is geared towards students interested in studying in two of our French-speaking destinations: Lyon and Poitiers. Learn the details of each program, including the application process for both, and will have a past participant available to provide her first hand insight on studying abroad in France.
- Belgium, Germany and Hungary
5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the International Student Lounge in Des Peres Hall
This information session will review the details of the SLU approved study abroad programs in Central Europe including Brussels, Belgium; Budapest, Hungary; and Heidelberg, Germany.
- Chile, Ecuador, El Salvador and Italy
5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21 in the International Student Lounge in Des Peres Hall
This information session is geared towards students interested in studying in Santiago, Chile; San Salvador, El Salvador; Quito, Ecuador; or Ascoli Piceno, Italy.
- Madrid, Spain (Housing and visa information)
5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22 in the International Student Lounge in Des Peres Hall
During this session Diana Hidalgo will review the process for both housing and applying for a Spanish visa. Please attend this information session if you have already applied or plan to apply to study abroad in Madrid during the Spring 2012 semester.
- Boren Awards:
3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in the International Student Lounge in Des Peres Hall
Boren Awards provide a unique funding opportunity for United State students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are excluded.
The Boren Scholarships provides up to $20,000 for undergraduate students to study in countries that are generally underrepresented in study abroad. The Boren Fellowships provide graduate students up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate studies. Additional information on preferred geographic regions, languages and fields of study, as well as application procedures, can be found at the Boren Awards web site.
A representative from the Boren Awards will be on campus this Friday for a brief presentation on the Boren Awards and to answer any questions you may have.
Additional information regarding study abroad programs, as well as upcoming information session dates, can be found on the study abroad web site.