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Students who are dreaming about a fashion internship in Paris or learning the ropes of Hong Kong’s bustling tourism industry would do well to stop by tomorrow’s Study Abroad Expo, where they can learn about BU’s study abroad programs and requirements.
The University offers more than 90 study abroad programs in more than 30 international cities, with concentrations ranging from engineering to liberal arts. The Expo gives interested students a chance to talk to past participants and peruse information about requirements, internships, and financial aid.
So, why should students care about studying abroad? “Students should study abroad because of the preprofessional, cultural, and academic experiences that you can’t get just by visiting a place briefly or staying on campus,” says John Aslanian, the marketing and communications coordinator for International Programs. “College is the best time to explore.”
One recent enticement to encourage American students to travel to China is the US-China Education Trust program, which awards a $1,200 travel grant to every qualified BU student enrolled in the Shanghai summer program.
The deadline to apply for this summer’s programs is March 1, and the deadline for this fall is March 15. The application can be started on the International Programs website.
The Study Abroad Expo is Thursday, February 24, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Howard Thurman Center, George Sherman Union lower level, 775 Commonwealth Ave.
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Additional editing by Anna Horowitz-Gelb. Translation by Julián Arévalo.