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Students to discuss their study abroad experiences
UNL students who studied abroad will share their experiences during International Education Week events on Nov. 17. The presentations will be delivered by recipients of the Early Abroad Scholarship and the Edythe Wiebers International Studies Program Scholarship.
The Education Abroad Office is hosting its first ever student poster fair from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Nebraska Union Heritage Room. During the poster fair, recipients of the Early Abroad Scholarship will share their international study stories in a casual “open house” style event. The presentations, which will include photos and videos from study abroad trips, are free and open to the public. The presenters will highlight oversees study experiences in Chile, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Namibia and Spain.
A reception will be 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Nebraska Union Regency C for recipients of the Wiebers scholarship, an award for students pursuing language study abroad. All recipients will share a short presentation on their study abroad experience representing Argentina, Chile, China, France, Germany, Peru, Russia and Spain.
Both of the scholarship programs help make international experiences more affordable for UNL students.
The Wiebers scholarship, offering awards ranging from $1,000 to $3,000, honors UNL alumna Edythe Ann Wiebers, a 1981 graduate who studied abroad at Regensburg University in Germany during her junior year.
The Early Abroad Scholarship provides students $2,000 to study abroad within their first two years at UNL. The scholarship was featured as an innovative model in the Institute for International Education Generation Study Abroad Year One Impact report.
Other International Education Week events include an Education Abroad/International Engagement open house, 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 in Love Library South, Room 110.
For more information on International Education Week at UNL, which is Nov. 16-20, click here.