Study abroad program on rise

By Kevin Wick

The 12th annual Study Abroad Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Holmes Student Center’s Regency Room.

The theme of this year’s fair is “Study Abroad – Your Passport to the World.”

Students enrolled in the study abroad program have the opportunity to study in more than 50 different countries while earning college credit at the same time.

The program allows students to experience other cultures, learn different languages and explore foreign business practices.

“There are a variety of classes students can take in most areas of study,” said Anne Seitzinger, director of the study abroad office.

The program is open to all NIU students but freshmen, and there is also a graduate program available.

At the fair, students have the chance to meet with program assistants who can help them decide what program is right for them. They can also meet with peer advisers who are in the study abroad program to get ideas, hear about experiences or just learn more information.

The fair also gives students and faculty an opportunity to meet advisers and representatives from international study abroad institutions.

Students will be able to watch informational videos, receive gift bags and have a chance to receive door prizes. The fair is open to the public.