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Worldfest Education Abroad Fair 2022

Transform your professional future by learning abroad now. It can take up to a year to figure out what to study, where to go, and how to pay for it all, so begin your journey to career readiness with a week of events focused on everything related to education abroad. Our Worldfest Education Abroad fair runs from January 24th - 27th, and is open to all students, from UCR, the UC system, and outside it. Join them as you explore together how learning abroad can change your life.

 

 

When:

Monday, January 24 – Thursday, January 27, 2022, with times varying from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Where:  

Virtual - register for each session individually below. 

Questions?

Please contact the Education Abroad office educationabroad@ucr.edu

 

Previous Years

Special Event Spotlight

Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP) Information Session

Thursday, January 27, 2022

  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, January 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Register

Do you want to spend next summer learning abroad with UCR faculty and students? Join the education abroad staff and UCR faculty to learn more about your options to go abroad next summer on a UC Riverside‘s Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP).
 

Daily Schedule:
 

Advance Parole for Education Abroad: An Info Session for DACA Students and University Allies

This is an information session for students with DACA, who are interested in an Education Abroad program.  We will discuss and provide guidance on Advance Parole, the risks of traveling abroad, and the requirements for putting together an application. This session is open to students and administrators alike. 

 

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session.  Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund, Undocumented Student Programs, and UC Immigrant Legal Service Center.

Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP) Information Session
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Register

Join us for this information session for the Opportunities Abroad Program (OAP). We will cover topics such as program types, eligibility, deadlines, courses, payments, and more for Other UC & Non-UC programs. We will also provide tips for applying to OAP programs.

Register on MyUCR Abroad under the "Events" tab. We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Enhancing your CV with Absolute Internship
  • Hosted By:  Absolute Internship
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

Come learn about international internships in 11 different cities across Europe and Asia. With over 30+ industries you are sure to find a relevant professional experience to help you prepare for your career!

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Semester at Sea Information Session
  • Hosted By:  Semester at Sea
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

Nearly 100 years ago, the idea for a floating university that would travel the world became the passionate pursuit of James Edwin Lough, a psychology professor at New York University. He believed changes needed to be made to traditional teaching methods of American universities and soon became a leader in a new educational movement. Travel and first-hand experience, he felt, must be part of every scholar’s education and he set out to find others who shared this vision. Join us as we introduce our study abroad program at sea.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Study Abroad with ISA
  • Hosted By:  International Studies Abroad
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

International Studies Abroad (ISA) provides high-quality semester, summer, and year-long study abroad at distinguished host institutions in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



KEI Abroad: Affordable Programs in Your Major
  • Hosted By:  KEIabroad
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

From the beginning, KEI worked to develop affordable comprehensive programs that integrate courses, internships and cultural interaction. Our goal was, and continues to this day, to provide education abroad programs that allow students to complete major-specific and general education requirements, gain practical experience and enhance their understanding of the world through cultural and social immersion. Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Study Abroad & Internship Programs with CAPA: The Global Education Network
  • Hosted By:  CAPA: The Global Education Network
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

CAPA: The Global Education Network is committed to academic excellence, integrity, and innovation in learning abroad. We provide meaningful experiences that challenge and inspire students to analyze and explore complex political, cultural, and social landscapes within urban environments. Using collaborative learning communities and global connections via technology, we prepare students to live and work in a globally interdependent and diverse world. Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



USAC 101 and Q&A Open Advising
  • Hosted By:  University Studies Abroad Consortium
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Ready to study abroad but not sure how to make it happen financially? This session is for you! Learn about the most affordable USAC programs, USAC scholarships, and tips for making your study abroad experience both affordable and awesome.

USAC 101 information session is 11am-12pm. 
Q&A/Open Advising is 12pm-1pm.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Going Abroad with AIFS: Study, Internships, Experiential Programs
  • Hosted By:  American Institute for Foreign Study
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
  • Register

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) provides study abroad programs in 20 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, South America, Central America and Africa. You can also gain indispensable global experience and professional skills through one of our internships while studying abroad!  Join us as we introduce our program options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.

 



IES Abroad - Info Session 101
  • Hosted By:  IES Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m
  • Register

By living and learning abroad, IES Abroad students develop highly sought-after professional skills—adaptability, communication, self-awareness, confidence—that not only make them more hirable, but also launch their career. Learn about study and internship opportunities abroad. Get information on our scholarships and aid offered and important deadlines!

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



STEM and Internships Abroad
  • Hosted By:  Arcadia Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

As a STEM student, you too can study away and enjoy the unique experience and excitement that international education offers - while staying on track for graduation. Arcadia Abroad offers an exciting variety of over 34 programs for STEM students in both semester and summer terms. In addition, Arcadia Internship Programs maximizes your career-building potential by embedding work placements in coursework. Arcadia has been facilitating for-credit internships for generations of students, and our renowned and unique approach ensures that you'll receive a personalized placement and expert support to get the most out of the experience, both in the U.S. and abroad. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Study Abroad in Latin America with IFSA-Bulter
  • Hosted By:  Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

You’ll find that your IFSA study abroad experience is about much more than seeing new things—it’s about seeing things new. The IFSA study abroad experience is about creating serious momentum for the professional you’re becoming. You’ll enhance your education with opportunities to participate in internships, research, service-learning, and volunteering. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Spanish Language & Elective Programs in Spain and Latin America
  • Hosted By:  Arcos Learning Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 25, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

At our very core we at Arcos Learning Abroad believe in the transformative power of study abroad and international education. We also understand how important it is to choose the right program and one that fits our students' needs. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options in Latin America and Spain.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.

CEA Study and Internship Programs Abroad
  • Hosted By:  CEA Study Abroad
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Register

CEA Study Abroad Programs expand the boundaries of your education and transforms the world into your classroom. Along the way you'll learn to communicate across cultures, gain independence, become self aware and achieve international understanding.  Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



GPA and Study Abroad - What are my options?
  • Hosted By:  Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

Regardless of your academic area of interest, you are sure to find what you need among more than 100 IFSA programs. STEM students will find multiple options including lab courses, and business students will find many choices with credit-bearing internships working with a local NGO or corporation in the community. You can study at the world’s oldest and most prestigious institutions or you can live and learn in one of the world’s rapidly changing emerging economies. Develop your facility with a foreign language by taking your classes taught in that language, or study in English and explore the local language separately — either way, engaging in the culture through language will deepen your understanding of the people. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Spanish Language & Elective Programs in Spain and Latin America
  • Hosted By:  Arcos Learning Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

At our very core we at Arcos Learning Abroad believe in the transformative power of study abroad and international education. We also understand how important it is to choose the right program and one that fits our students' needs. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options in Latin America and Spain.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Study Abroad with TEAN
  • Hosted By:  The Education Abroad Network
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

Broaden your horizons, expand your education and create countless memories interning or studying abroad. The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) is a full-service international education provider specializing in immersive study and internship programs throughout Asia Pacific. Join us as we introduce our study abroad options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.

 



Summer Programs Virtual and In-Person
  • Hosted By:  Arcadia Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Register

Summer is the perfect time to study abroad. With shorter and more flexible program options, you'll earn essential academic credit, explore new places and cultures, and enjoy diverse and life-changing experiences -- all while staying on track for graduation. Arcadia offers a range of programming, from STEM summer research at world-renowned research institutions; to internships both in the U.S. and abroad; to intensive coursework in areas from Museum Curation, to Creative Writing, to Irish Politics, to Indigenous Studies in Australia, to Intensive Language Study in Spain and Italy, to Architecture in Florence, to courses that utilize London's many neighborhoods as your classroom. There is truly something for everyone!  Join us as we introduce our study abroad options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



KEI Abroad: Affordable Programs in Your Major
  • Hosted By:  KEIabroad
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Register

From the beginning, KEI worked to develop affordable comprehensive programs that integrate courses, internships and cultural interaction. Our goal was, and continues to this day, to provide education abroad programs that allow students to complete major-specific and general education requirements, gain practical experience and enhance their understanding of the world through cultural and social immersion. Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



USAC 101 and Q&A/Open Advising
  • Hosted By:  University Studies Abroad Consortium
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 26, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m
  • Register

Ready to study abroad but not sure how to make it happen financially? This session is for you! Learn about the most affordable USAC programs, USAC scholarships, and tips for making your study abroad experience both affordable and awesome.

USAC 101 information session is 1pm-2pm. 
Q&A/Open Advising is 2pm-3pm.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.

 



IES Abroad - Info Session 101
  • Hosted By:  IES Abroad
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Register

By living and learning abroad, IES Abroad students develop highly sought-after professional skills—adaptability, communication, self-awareness, confidence—that not only make them more hirable, but also launch their career. Learn about study and internship opportunities abroad. Get information on our scholarships and aid offered and important deadlines!

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



Introduction to Barcelona SAE
  • Hosted By:  Barcelona SAE
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Register

Barcelona SAE is a boutique study abroad and internship program that provides personalized attention and focuses on this beautiful Mediterranean city that we call home. Ask any of our alumni and you’ll learn about their unforgettable academic, cultural, and professional experience – one that was beneficial not only during their time in Barcelona, but has given them a personal and professional advantage for the rest of their lives. Join us as we introduce our study abroad and internship options in the vibrant city of Barcelona.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.



UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Student Panel & Information Session
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 26, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Register

Considering an UC Education Abroad Program (UCEAP)? Come ask the experts! This panel of students are recent participants from various UCEAP programs. We will also provide tips for applying to UCEAP programs. 

Register on MyUCR Abroad under the "Events" tab. We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.

Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP) Information Session
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, January 27, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Register

Do you want to spend next summer learning abroad with UCR faculty and students? Join the education abroad staff and UCR faculty to learn more about your options to go abroad next summer on a UC Riverside‘s Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP).

Register on MyUCR Abroad under the "Events" tab. We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.

 



Financial Aid & Scholarships - 
The Financial Aid Process & Education Abroad Information Session
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside 
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, January 27, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Register

Whether you plan to learn abroad for a summer, semester or year outside the U.S., you may be able to use most forms of federal, state, or institutional aid to support your study abroad costs (including virtual programs). The type of aid you can get - and the process you must follow - will depend on the program type. The key is getting started early! In this session, you will learn about FAFSA, types of financial aid, scholarships, and the UCR financial aid process from Sophia Dugbartey-Hodanu, a UCR Financial Aid Advisor for Education Abroad. 

Register on MyUCR Abroad under the "Events" tab. We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.

 



Education Abroad Scholarships Workshop
  • Hosted By:  UC Riverside 
  • Date/Time:  Thursday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Register

In this workshop, we will highlight education abroad scholarships, including the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Award, and many others. You will learn:

  • WHY it's important to have an international, high impact experience
  • WHAT makes a competitive scholarship applicant
  • WHO these awards are targeting
  • HOW to write a competitive essay, and
  • WHEN and WHERE to apply

Don't delay! Please sign up today! Don't miss out on your chance to get ahead of the scholarship game! Register on MyUCR Abroad under the "Events" tab.

We will raffle off $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards to undergraduate students who attend this session. Sponsored by the Highlander Abroad Fund.

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