studyabroad_adLamar University’s office of Global Studies and Study Abroad will host a Study Abroad Fair, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, on the lawn in front of Brooks Shivers Dining Hall.

“Any student, any class level and any major can attend the fair,” director Jeffery Palis, said. “Even if you have just 10 minutes between classes, stop by. Rain or shine the Study Abroad Fair will happen. This is a good way for students to see all of the study abroad programs at one time, under one tent.”

Palis said the tent will be, decorated with flags, where students can find out about the program and the opportunities for study abroad.

“Not only will there be staff there to help, but there will also be students who have studied abroad in previous years,” he said. “They will be available to answer any questions from other students who may be interested in studying abroad.”

   The program offers students the chance to gain core level credit, credit without prerequisites, and even scholarships, Palis said, adding that it is also a great way for students to travel to different places around the world.

“Lamar students have the opportunity to go study abroad throughout the year and to visit great places, as there are programs from all over the world.,” he said. “Western Europe is quite popular with students, specifically Spain, France and Italy, but there are many more options. Russia, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Costa Rica and more are also available for students to select when studying abroad. The duration for studying abroad can last anywhere from nine or 10 days, to even a full semester. All of the programs are academic and led by a professor.”

Palis said some of the programs available include art and architecture, deaf studies, deaf education, engineering management, intensive Spanish, business in East Asia, and drawing in Japan.

Tatum Kieschnick, Nederland sophomore, visited the Study Abroad Fair last fall and ended up in a Geography of Tourism course in Ireland this spring.

“I stayed a little over a week during spring break,” she said. “I was in Dublin for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and I also got a tour of the Guinness factory. I’m actually about to study abroad again as I will be visiting New Zealand in December for two weeks.

“I really enjoy studying abroad. I would love to study abroad every semester.”

For more information, visit 108 John Gray Center, or visit, or @globallamar Facebook, Instagram and Youtube pages.

Story by Antonio Del Rio, UP contributor 

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