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CGAS, IGS to host Study Abroad and Global Studies Fair in Trabant

The University of Delaware Center for Global and Area Studies (CGAS) and Institute for Global Studies (IGS) will host their semi-annual Study Abroad and Global Studies Fair from 2-4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Trabant University Center Multipurpose Room.

“This is an ideal opportunity for students to investigate the academic and co-curricular global opportunities that UD offers, as well as to meet their prospective study abroad faculty director, and those of us at IGS who administer the programs,” said Lisa Chieffo, associate director for study abroad. “It’s a global one-stop-shopping event.”

For those interested in a globally-focused curriculum, advisors from Area Studies majors and minors in African Studies, European Studies, Asian Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies and Latin American and Iberian Studies will be present.

UD students are invited to explore more than 100 study abroad and alternative break programs taking place from fall 2017 through spring 2018 in locations ranging from Antarctica to Vietnam, with many more in between.

Faculty members and study abroad alumni will be present to answer questions and share their experiences with fellow UD students. Students will also have the opportunity to ask representatives from Student Financial Services (SFS) any questions about financing study abroad and scholarship opportunities. 

Attendees will also be invited to explore not-for-credit and post-graduate options to go global with the Delaware DiplomatsEnglish Language Institute and UD Fulbright Program.

For more information on global opportunities at UD, visit the IGS website and follow @UDGlobal on Instagram and Twitter.

About the Center for Global and Area Studies

The Center for Global and Area Studies (CGAS) is both a hub for global learning and a support center for international research. Bringing together faculty whose expertise spans disciplines and world regions, the CGAS promotes research that increases global awareness and fosters an academic community that is increasingly connected to the "global village."

The center houses cross-disciplinary programs that train students in the crucial skills needed for understanding global issues: culture, language, analysis, and experience with other cultures.

They prepare undergraduates to tackle the international topics that are constantly seen in the news cycle: globalization, multiculturalism, international business, cooperation and conflict resolution, poverty and the challenges of development, democratic development, migration, and environmental concerns, among others.

CGAS also hosts lecture series, offers small research grants, and sponsors other programs to cultivate a community-wide understanding of global issues. 

About the Institute for Global Studies

The Institute for Global Studies was created in 2009 to enhance the international dimensions of teaching, research and outreach at the University of Delaware. IGS provides leadership and support for programs and experiences that contribute to the education of informed, skilled, open-minded citizens of the world.

Best known for coordinating the University’s study abroad program, IGS also awards scholarships and grants to faculty and students for a number of global opportunities, and administers internationally-recognized State Department-sponsored programs such as the UD Fulbright InitiativeMiddle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Student Leaders Institute, Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders, and most recently the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership (SUSI-WL) program.

IGS sponsors such signature events as Global Month each fall and country-specific celebrations each spring.

IGS collaborates with other global partners on campus, including the Office for International Students and Scholars, the Confucius Institute and the Center for Global and Area Studies. In addition, IGS partners with Enrollment Management to coordinate the UD World Scholars Program.

Article by Kayla Baptiste


February 20, 2017

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