‘Abroad 101’ is the first step for students interested in study abroad

What would studying architecture in the heart of England be like? What about a semester of biodiversity in Costa Rica or studying medicine in the Philippines? 

     UCCS offers over 100 study abroad options to undergraduate and graduate students. Informational sessions called Abroad 101 inform students about the selection of offered programs, costs, destinations and financing. 

     According to Telma Frumholtz, senior education abroad advisor, these sessions “can be a great starting point for students as they consider wanting to study abroad, or it can be something to go to after doing a bit of research and finding some programs or destinations.”  

     This is the first academic year that students have studied abroad since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately fifty students are abroad for the winter and spring semesters and applications for summer 2022, fall 2022 and the 2022-2023 academic year are currently open. 

     Interested students are encouraged to get more information at the Abroad 101 sessions. “These sessions can be incredibly helpful to students at many points of their education abroad exploration,” Frumholtz said.  

     “If students aren’t sure if studying abroad is right for them, if they want to know more about what our different offerings are, if they are confused about the application process, if they want to know more about timeline or costs, etc.” 

     Given continued impacts from the pandemic, Frumholtz said, “As the world continues to move through this crazy time, there are still uncertainties with our programs, so we do have teams dedicated to ensuring that the programs are safely able to run and that students are safe and supported.” 

    International Affairs will “meet students at whatever point of their education abroad planning/exploring and help them from there,” according to Frumholtz.  

    The Abroad 101 sessions occur twice every week for the duration of the spring semester. Meeting dates and times can be found on the International Affairs website

UCCS offers multiple Abroad 101 sessions to learn more about studying abroad. Image courtesy of unsplash.com