The Office of Education Abroad (OEA) offers opportunities throughout the semester for students to learn more about study abroad, prepare for their international experience and assist them upon return.
The Benjamin A. Gilman international scholarship aims to assist undergraduate students with high financial need to realize their dream of studying abroad. The OEA facilitates Gilman Workshops walking students through the application process and offers an essay review so that students can have a competitive application.
Photo contest & Exhibit
Each year the OEA collects photos from Study Abroad Alumni to be entered into a Photo Contest. The winners and honorable mentions will have their photos hung in the Photo Exhibit so that the campus can see the world through their eyes.
The more students prepare for their study abroad program, the more successful their experience abroad will be. The OEA facilitates a Pre-Departure Conference each semester aimed to reinforce important information students need to know prior to departure.
Once students return from studying abroad, it's important they have an outlet to process their international experience. This workshop allows students to sort through the obstacles they encountered abroad and find ways to leverage those experiences during an interview.
Study Abroad Fair
The annual Study Abroad Fair is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their study and intern abroad options. Students will be able to chat with Study Abroad Alumni, OEA Staff, third party and international partners in order for them to better understand where they can go and how it all works.
Study Abroad Week
Study Abroad Week is a week-long event filled with live online webinars and in-person opportunities for students to learn more about their study and intern abroad options. The goal is to put pre-conceived notions to rest so that students fully understand how the study abroad process works and have a foundation to begin the process.