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Monday, February 6

Pop-up Advising

11:00am-2:00pm | Student Success Center, Room 1075 (beside Dunkin Donuts) 

Are you interested in a particular study abroad program, but have questions about your application? Would you like to have your $40 application fee waived? Get your questions answered by our team of advisors and learn tips and tricks for how to make your application stand out. Three lucky winners will have their application fees waived!

Program Info Sessions
Tuesday, February 7

UREC x Study Abroad Adventure Challenge

All Week | Climbing Wall and Aquatics Facilities, University Recreation Center

Atrium Climbing Wall staffed 11am-1pm and 3pm-6pm on Tuesday, Feb 7th

Think you have what it takes to swim the width of Loch Ness? Can you climb the height of the Teotihuacan pyramids? Take on a study abroad-inspired challenge at the pool and climbing walls and get your body moving on Assessment Day. Challenges will be available throughout Study Abroad Week.

Wednesday, February 8

Study Abroad 101: Info Session + Student Panel

11:00am-12:00pm | Admissions Room 1002 (1st Floor of Holland Yates Hall - formerly Madison Hall)

Get an overview of your options and tips to find the program that's right for you. Our student panel of Global Ambassadors will answer commonly asked questions, offer suggestions, and share stories from their own time abroad.


Funding Your Study Abroad: Financial Aid & Scholarships Workshop

12:00pm-1:00pm | Admissions Room 1002 (1st Floor of Holland Yates Hall - formerly Madison Hall)

Need money to study abroad? Come hear from financial aid and scholarship representatives about your options.


Preparing for Your Language Program Abroad: The Benefits of Knowing Before Going

1:30pm-2:30pm | CGE Classroom, 2nd Floor Holland Yates Hall

Curious how you can better prepare for a program in a non-English speaking country? Get guidance from Haviland Johannesson-Forgit of Middlebury Language Schools as she talks you through tips and tricks for picking up a language, connecting with locals, and getting the most out of your experience abroad.


Summer 2023 Programs Through TEAN (The Education Abroad Network)

2:30pm-3:30pm | CGE Classroom, 2nd Floor Holland Yates Hall

Have a destination in mind that isn't offered through JMU? Affiliate programs are an option. Craig Jefferson of WorldStrides Higher Education will provide an overview of TEAN's unique catalog of summer options so you can find a program perfectly aligned with your needs.


Taste of Study Abroad

5:00pm-6:30pm | Hall of Presidents (3rd Floor of DHall)

Enjoy international foods from around the world and find out what opportunities are still available for you to study abroad! Program directors and student advisors will be available to answer your questions and share their own experiences abroad.


Cooking Class and Dinner with Chef Manny Baiden

5:30pm | HART School Kitchen (Godwin)

Enjoy a cooking demo and meal with Chef Manny Baiden of Manny Eats in Richmond, VA as he explores his Ghanaian roots. Space is limited to the first 30 students who RSVP. Sign-up closes Feb 5th.

Program Info Sessions
Global Business Analytics in China/Vietnam | 6:45pm-7:30pm | Zane Showker Hall, Room 0205
Thursday, February 9

Funding Your Study Abroad: Financial Aid & Scholarships Workshop

11:00am-12:00pm | Union 256 (Beside the Mailroom)

Need money to study abroad? Come hear from financial aid and scholarship representatives about your options.


"Where in the World?" Study Abroad Returnee Team Trivia

4:30pm-6:00pm | CGE Classroom, Holland Yates Hall (formerly Madison Hall) Second Floor, Room 2001

RSVP HERE. Teams of six people or fewer. Sign up early - space is limited to the first six teams that RSVP.

Calling all study abroad returnees! Join us for some fun, food, and free prizes. Reconnect with friends and test your knowledge of history, geography, and international pop culture. This is also your chance to pick up your #JMUStudyAbroad t-shirt!

Program Info Sessions

The Art and Culture of Japan | 7:00pm-8:00pm | Festival Conference Room 5

Friday, February 10

Picture Perfect: Tips on Content Creation and Travel Photography

1:00pm-2:00pm | The Union, TDU

You're going on an adventure of a lifetime! How can you capture that journey in an aesthetic way? Learn about tips and tricks for content planning and editing. This social media workshop is focused on Instagram and TikTok and is hosted by Shukrana Shukrullah, Global Ambassador and photographer, and Jaeda Skye, content creator and Semester in London alum.


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