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### National Celebration of Study Abroad Showcased at UD Fair

Sophomore Gerrit Elliman expressed that the trip to an elephant sanctuary as part of the Thailand/Australia Lerner College program was the standout moment of his overseas experience.

Reflecting on his time, Gerrit Elliman, a sophomore marketing major who meticulously chronicled his journey on the , described bathing the elephants as a truly surreal encounter. He emphasized how this experience served as a poignant reminder of the critical role of conservation initiatives and sustainable tourism practices in ensuring the well-being and flourishing of these majestic creatures in their natural environments.

The program, overseen by professors Andrew Fields and Sandra Fields, is scheduled to make a comeback next winter, offering students a profound immersion into the realm of business through hands-on experiential learning opportunities.

For comprehensive details on the upcoming fall 2024, winter 2025, and spring 2025 programs, the university cordially invites students to an event on Monday, Feb. 26, at Trabant University Center. From 2 to 4 p.m., students can enjoy a warm beverage from the hot chocolate bar while engaging in discussions with faculty advisors and program coordinators regarding specific programs, available financial aid options, and avenues to enrich their undergraduate education through international experiences.

As the deadline of March 10 approaches swiftly for numerous fall 2024 programs, applications for the winter and spring 2025 programs are set to commence on Feb. 25, perfectly aligning with the Study Abroad Fair. The upcoming sessions boast a myriad of semester-long opportunities in fall 2024 and spring 2025, along with 60 concise, faculty-led programs across six continents planned for the winter 2025 term.

This year, the Study Abroad Fair aligns with , a day dedicated to recognizing the profound impact of global opportunities on college campuses worldwide. With a rich history as a trailblazer in global education, the University of Delaware holds the distinction of being the first university to facilitate student overseas experiences for academic credit back in 1923. In its 101st year of promoting study abroad endeavors, UD offers a diverse array of 100+ study abroad programs, sending students to more than 40 countries spanning all seven continents.

From to and to , students from various academic disciplines have an array of possibilities to explore international study opportunities. The Study Abroad Fair aims to assist students in identifying the most suitable program aligned with their personal and academic aspirations.

For further information, students can refer to the and , platforms that offer authentic student perspectives.

Attendance at the fair requires no prior registration, and all students are encouraged to participate. For additional inquiries, please reach out to CGPS at [email protected].

About the Center for Global Programs and Studies

The Center for Global Programs and Studies (CGPS) at the University of Delaware serves as the hub for UD Global operations, encompassing , , and . This Center spearheads leadership and fosters collaborative innovation in support of the University’s global initiatives and efforts towards internationalizing the campus. The Center’s strategic vision acts as a guide for integrating global perspectives across the University’s academic, research, and service missions. With a steadfast commitment to student-centered practices, CGPS offers expert guidance and a plethora of global engagement opportunities to the UD campus community, including the weekly in the fall and spring semesters.

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