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Education Abroad

A Division of the International Studies Office

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J-Term/Summer Engineering Programs & New Programs

Faculty will discuss their programs in Argentina, Sweden, Germany and Guatemala for J-Term and Summer 2017. New programs, student exchange programs and service learning projects will be introduced. Some programs are limited only to engineering students.

Complementary pizza will be served.

RSVP: Maya Drake/Engineering International Programs Advisor by Tuesday, October 24th – mel2j@virginia.edu

Sponsored by Engineering International Programs

Peace Corps Information Session

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this information session to learn about Volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. The information session will be followed by the Teaching Careers Abroad event in the same location.

Sponsored by Peace Corps at UVA

Global Experience Mini Film Festival

Create and submit a 2-5 minute film that celebrates and highlights your global experience at UVA. Upload your video to YouTube and email the link to PeaceCorps@virginia.edu. Deadline for submission is October 18th at midnight. Winning selections will be screened, and prizes awarded at the Film Fest. Part of UVA Global Week.

Sponsored by: International Studies Office, Peace Corps at UVA, and McIntire School of Commerce

Securing a Global Internship: Panel and Resource Fair

Interested in finding an internship abroad? Join us as we hear from current UVA students who have pursued international internships and learn what steps they took to obtain these experiences. Panelists will represent a variety of industries, regions of the world and majors. We will transition the room to a resource fair following the panel where you can learn more about specific opportunities.

Event Agenda
5:00-5:45pm: Panel
6:00-6:15pm: Room re-organization for fair
6:15-7:00pm: Mini Resource Fair

Jane Wilkinson

My name is Jane Wilkinson and I am fourth year double majoring in Global Security and Justice and German Studies. I spent January of 2015 in Berlin, Germany with UVA in Berlin, and spent Spring 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. For me, studying abroad was about gaining a competitive edge in the working world. My program actually had an internship component, and I was able to work with an international NGO that did advocacy at the UN Human Rights Council. I had my very own UN badge that gave me access to the Palace of Nations and other UN buildings in the area.

Jane Wall

My name is Jane Wall and I am a fourth year double majoring in Politics and Spanish. Studying abroad in Valencia, Spain was essential for my personal growth and will definitely help me succeed in my professional aspirations post-graduation. If I had not participated in the UVA in Valencia education abroad program, I would not have realized how capable I am of entering new environments and excelling in unfamiliar work conditions. While in Valencia, I had the opportunity to participate in a service learning internship where I taught conversational English at a local school.

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