Study Abroad Info Session TONIGHT – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Study Abroad Info Session TONIGHT

Interested in studying abroad during the 2016 spring semester? Find out the steps to get you there on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the study abroad general information session scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. Students will learn about the mechanics of the application process and hear from students who have studied abroad about the various programs offered through Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

The information session will begin with a video testimonial of a William Smith student’s time in Vietnam. Later, breakout sessions for each program will be held in which interested applicants can talk to current students who have already studied abroad about their experiences at the various destinations.

Those not familiar with HWS study abroad should attend the event to learn about the multiple programs offered on six different continents. More than 100 HWS students studied abroad during the 2014 fall semester. Off-campus studies are either led by HWS faculty or affiliated with universities abroad. Different programs are offered in the spring and fall semesters.

Studying abroad is exceedingly popular, so naturally admittance to the program is competitive. Students are chosen to go abroad based on an application essay, which must clearly state what they wish to gain from their experience. Writing workshops will be offered from now until the application deadline. Applications to study abroad during spring 2016 are due at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 2.

In addition, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, students can further their knowledge of study abroad during the opening of the Global Visions Gallery and the launch of the latest issue of the Aleph. The journal will include the most current photographs and writings from HWS students about their experiences and the knowledge they gained overseas. The event will be held in the Vandervort Room.

For more information, visit the HWS Center for Global Education webpage or contact: cgestaff@hws.edu.