Learn of international opportunities at fair Jan. 31

Western Today staff

Students, graduates and others interested in exploring work, volunteer, study and internships abroad should make a point of attending the International Opportunities Fair on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus.

This is one of the largest events of its kind held in Washington. Attendees can meet with representatives from approximately 60 organizations. Some participating organizations include the Peace Corps, U.S. Passport Office, Semester at Sea, Adventure Teaching, US Department of State, American Institute for Foreign Study, and a wide range of internationally focused programs at WWU.

Featured will be the WWU faculty-led 2013 study abroad programs. These unique learning opportunities in disciplines such as environmental studies, ecotourism, tropical marine biology, sustainable development, TESOL, Chinese language, classical studies, art, and more, are available in China, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Greece, and Italy.

To complement the fair, a number of special presentations of interest to those who are considering international options are planned:

  • For general information about international possibilities: International Jobs and Internships Workshop Tuesday, Jan. 29, 4 p.m., Viking Union Room 552
  • Get insider hints on how to make the most of the Fair: How to Navigate the International Opportunities Fair Wednesday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m., Viking Union Room 552
  • Native English speakers with 4-year degrees can teach overseas: Teach English as a Second Language: a panel discussion with employers Thursday, Jan. 31, 4 p.m., Viking Union Room 552
  • For certified teacher who are considering teaching abroad: International Opportunities for Certified Teachers Thursday, Jan. 24, 4:30 p.m., Old Main 280

To find out more about the organizations participating in the International Opportunities Fair or to sign up for the workshops, visit the Career Services Center website at www.wwu.edu/careers, call us at (360) 650-3240, or stop by our office in Old Main 280. To find out more about the study abroad organizations, contact International Programs & Exchanges, Miller Hall 208, (360) 650-3298. This event is co-sponsored by the WWU Career Services Center and WWU International Programs & Exchanges.