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February 5 - 9, 2024

Join us for a week of events and workshops in celebration of the transformative power of education abroad. Taste foods from around the world, connect with other students back from their own study abroad adventures and learn more about opportunities to travel abroad as soon as this summer. 

Whether you're a seasoned globetrotter or you're dreaming of your first international experience, Study Abroad Week has something for everyone.

Study Abroad Sampler

Thursday, February 1st | 4:00pm-8:00pm | D-Hall

JMU Dining and JMU Study Abroad are teaming up to bring you an exciting culinary experience—the inaugural Study Abroad Sampler! Students and faculty are invited to savor the diverse cuisines of Germany, Ghana, Japan, Italy, and Spain. It's not just about the food; don’t miss your chance to engage with Study Abroad staff and gain valuable insights into international programs exclusive to JMU.

Monday, February 5

Study Abroad 101: Tips for Applying and Finding Funding

Monday, February 5th | 11:30am-1:00pm | Admissions Room 1002 (1st floor of Holland Yates Hall) 

Learn about the 80+ study abroad programs in JMU’s portfolio and hear students’ stories from their own time abroad. We'll cover frequently asked questions like: when to get started, the best time to go, and how to make the most out of your experience. We’ll also offer tips and tricks to find your ideal program, and identify the scholarships and financial aid opportunities available to you.

Program Info Sessions

The Culture of Leisure in London and Dublin | 12:00pm- 1:00pm | Godwin Hall, Room 356

Wednesday, February 7

Taste of Study Abroad

Wednesday, February 7 | 5:00pm-6:30pm | Hall of Presidents (3rd floor of D-Hall)

Sample food from around the world and discover the study abroad programs available to you - some departing as early as this summer! Chat with program directors and student advisors who are ready to answer your questions and share their own experiences abroad. A feast for your taste buds and a passport for your curiosity awaits!

Thursday, February 8

Articulating Your International Experience

Thursday, February 8 | 10:00am-11:00am | Holland Yates Hall, Room 2001

Make your application stand out. Learn how to leverage your study abroad experience in job interviews, resumes, cover letters, and on LinkedIn. We’ll share real-world examples that can apply to any international education experience.


Drop-in Advising

Thursday, February 8 | 11:00am-2:00pm | Student Success Center, Room 1075 (next to Dunkin Donuts)

Get personalized guidance from our team of advisors. No need for an appointment. Three lucky winners will have their $40 application fees waived!



Program Info Sessions

Dutch Art, Design, and the Humanities | 11:00am- 1:00pm | Zoom 

Foundations of Western Culture: Venice, Italy through the Ages | 5:00pm- 6:00pm | Zoom | Password: 334394

Semester in Salamanca | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Zoom | Password: 73673

Asian Business Analytics Program | 5:00pm- 6:00pm | Zane Showker, Room 0204

Friday, February 9

Stories from Abroad

Friday, February 9th | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Taylor Down Under

Have a story to tell from your time abroad? Curious to hear others' stories? Listen in or share your true, personal, 5-minute story during our open-mic event. The audience favorite will win money on their JAC card. Click here to sign up to tell your story. 

Program Info Sessions

JMU in Kyoto and Tokyo | 9:00am - 10am | Zoom 

Culture of the Japanese Alps | 10:30am - 11:15am | Harrison Hall, Room 2101


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