Tuskegee University students can explore study abroad opportunities and celebrate the university’s rich cultural diversity during this semester’s Global Education Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 24.
The fair, presented by the Tuskegee University Global Office, will offer students and faculty a chance to share their culture and international experiences, research and global interests while celebrating Tuskegee’s international community and partnerships. The free informational event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tompkins Hall Ballroom will also experience the university’s cultural diversity with international student participation, feature guest speakers, provide passport applications, and preview new study abroad opportunities for the current academic year.
“This fall will be full of international activity on Tuskegee’s campus, and the Global Education Fair is one of many ways our students can experience global culture locally,” said Dr. Rhonda Collier, who leads the Tuskegee University Global Office in addition to her duties as a professor of modern languages and communication. “We encourage all students to take advantage of Tuskegee’s international presence.”
The Global Education Fair encourages students to internationalize their education through a variety of study abroad opportunities, conferences and competitions. During the fair, Tuskegee’s international students — as well as its domestic students and faculty who have studied abroad — will share their perspectives and experiences.
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During the 2018-19 academic year, Tuskegee’s study abroad students traveled to Taiwan, Finland, England, Spain, Tanzania, South Africa, Egypt and Cuba, where they participated in research and service-learning experiences, built networks and connected classroom principles with hands-on applications.
“These co-curricular experiences ultimately help students affirm their chosen career fields and equip them to be competitive in the global marketplace as they seek their first post-graduate job,” noted Collier.
In addition to international education programming, students can enjoy different activities to be held in conjunction with the event. Preceding the fair on Monday, September 23, SIT Study Abroad will host a Women of Color Naturalista Hair Workshop with Javonni McGlaurin, which will feature travel tips and free hair care products.
Those attending the fair can also participate in a photo contest with prizes valuing up to $175. Students may submit up to two 8”X10” original glossy photos before the fair either to the TU Global Office or between 10am –11am in Tompkins Ballroom. Photos will be judged on clarity, originality, storytelling ability, and aesthetic appeal. The top three photos will be awarded monetary prizes.
In order to promote study abroad, 25 students with the proper credentials — a certified birth certificate and government-issued photo ID — will win a free passport provided by the Office of the President and the Global Office. Students may enter the passport raffle prior to the event by visiting https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080844A5A82CA4FE3-passport2. Passport winners must be present at the time of the drawing.
Faculty, students and exhibitors wishing to host a display, presentation or information session should contact Collier at 334-727-8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.tuskegee.edu/tugo.
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