Event is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today in Loftin.
By Aly Miranda
Students will have the opportunity to study abroad in Spain, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, France, South Korea, London and or Italy in this academic year.
Students can get information on studying in other countries at the first Study Abroad Fair of the academic year 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today in Loftin Student Center.
“Faculty leaders leading summer 2017 programs will be at the fair,” Maria Rivera, district international programs coordinator, said.
Third Party providers will also be there for students interested in programs other than study-abroad classes taught by Alamo Colleges faculty, Rivera said.
“Study Abroad is the mean by which students may take courses during a summer, semester or year in another country,” Rivera said Sept.1.
Study Abroad provides students with an international experience, enhances global awareness, helps students understand international dimensions to problems, gain marketable skills and experience personal growth, she wrote in an email.
In the summer of 2016, 56 Alamo College students traveled to China, Japan, London, Spain, Italy and South Korea.
Scholarships are available, Rivera said.
The Gilman Program diversifies the kind of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go by awarding more 2,800 scholarships between $2,500-$5,000.
Thirteen Alamo Colleges students were awarded this scholarship for summer 2016 and received a total of $42,500.
The application deadline is Nov. 18, Rivera said.
To be eligible for Study Abroad, a student must be enrolled at an Alamo College, be at least 18 years old, have a GPA of 2.0, have completed 12 hours of academic college credit hours and have a valid passport by January 2017.
Students may get more information by visiting the international programs office 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in Room 7 of Building C at 201 W. Sheridan St.
Also, students may contact Rivera at 210-485-0084 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students also can visit alamo.edu/international/study-abroad or facebook.com/alamocollegesabroad.