Study Abroad Fair teams students with travel, adventure and learning

Posted: Wednesday, 10 September 2008

TROY – Ten companies will be at Troy University Sept. 15 helping students tie up travel, adventure and learning into one package.

TROY’s Study Abroad fair, which will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 119 of the Trojan Center, is focused on bringing information to students, faculty, and parents through companies that sponsor study abroad.

“It’s a way to provide an in-depth understanding of what the companies offer,” said John Grice, Director of Study Abroad at TROY.

“Students and their parents can get financial aid and scholarship information through a particular organization,” said Grice. “There is over $2 million worth of financial aid through these companies.”

Grice encourages all students to attend and learn more about the program.

“Students gain a unique perspective on themselves and the counties they come from in Study Abroad,” said Grice.

Grice, who served two years in the Peace Corps and participated in study abroad as a senior in college, said the program opens doors to new things and greater opportunities.

“Study Abroad can have a big impact on a student’s life, and parents will see the positive effect that it has on their student,” said Grice.

In addition to the companies, TROY’s Chinese Student Association and several exchange students will be presenting displays about their home countries and cultures.