Whether you’re ready to apply to study abroad today or just curious to learn more about studying abroad — come meet with us in person, on your campus, and help get the conversation started.
Over the next several months we’ll have USAC representatives attending study abroad fairs and conducting campus visits at college campuses across the U.S. If you’ve ever been to a study abroad fair, at times it can feel like the following Mean Girls scene:
Not only is our goal to always keep it non-primal, but we’re simply there to provide you with as much information as possible about study abroad. In order to get the most out of your study abroad fair visit, keep the following do’s and don’ts in mind
- Pick up information booklets: Information booklets are where you’re going to find everything you need to know about study abroad. From academics, field trips, pricing, location information, it will all be found in a slightly heavy catalog and scattered across different information booklets. Be sure to pick these up!
- Don’t pick up EVERY information booklet: Unless you want your arm to fall off, don’t just grab every massive catalog that you find. Keep an eye out to see if the organization offers downloadable versions of their catalog, and only grab booklets from programs you’re truly interested in.
- Ask tons of questions: Representatives are there for a reason, and we want to talk to you! Don’t be afraid to ask any and every question you have.
- If you’re already registered to study abroad, don’t ask too specific of questions: If you’ve already planned your study abroad and are simply waiting for your term to roll around, you may hop into a study abroad fair to simply check out your organizations table and come say hello. But if you have specific questions about your program, like why you haven’t heard back about your housing or what that charge is on your bill, a fair is not the time to get those questions answered. Study abroad fair representatives are there to help potential students discover study abroad. They’ll most likely have to just take your name down and direct your question at someone else in the company.
- Sign up for emails: You can always go back later and clear out any emails that aren’t providing you value, but follow up emails will provide you with a wealth of information to keep your study abroad journey on track. Make sure to write your name clearly on those email sign up sheets, real humans have to enter those into a computer!
- Don’t visit every single booth: Every program is not for every person. There’s a reason universities bring a variety of organizations to study abroad fairs. Each one offers different benefits, so while it’s best to peruse the tables, don’t waste time visiting a program that you know isn’t right for you.
- Do some research beforehand: Take a moment to hop online and research some different programs so you know what you’re looking for. If you know you want to go to Spain and spend less than $12,000 to do it, you’ll immediately eliminate a variety of providers. Going into a fair with a game plan can help the process be less overwhelming.
- Come with an open mind: The world is your oyster and we’re here to help guide you on your next great adventure. Come ready to learn, get flooded with information, and ready to conquer the study abroad world!
USAC offers 28 different countries with over 54 program sites to choose from when studying abroad, so you’re bound to find a place just right for you.
If you’re a USAC alum, we encourage you to come say hello, or even join us at the table and talk to students about your time abroad.
Below is a full list of dates and locations, but be sure to check with your campus study abroad office for specific times.
Additionally, you can always visit the USAC website for more information on our program offerings!
If you are a university that would like to invite USAC to visit your campus or participate in a fair, please email our University Relations Manager, Sabrina Harris.
Alverno College Day 13/13/2019
|University||Date of Study Abroad Fair|
|University of North Dakota||1/16/2019|
|University of Idaho||1/23/2019|
|University of Florida||1/23/2019|
|University of Kentucky||1/23/2019|
|Texas A&M University||1/23/2019|
|University of Northern Iowa||1/23/2019|
|Western Washington University||1/24/2019|
|Seattle Pacific University||1/25/2019|
|University of South Carolina (Arts & Humanities departmental fair)||1/28/2019|
|University of South Carolina (Public Health departmental fair)||1/28/2019|
|Central Michigan University||1/29/2019|
|University of South Carolina (Social Work departmental fair)||1/29/2019|
|University of Southern Maine||1/29/2019|
|University of Utah||1/30/2019|
|Saginaw Valley State University||1/30/2019|
|University of Tennessee||1/30/2019|
|Colorado State University- Liberal Arts Fair||1/30/2019|
|University of Houston||1/30/2019|
|University of South Dakota||1/30/2019|
|University of Utah||1/30/2019|
|University of Louisville||1/30/2019|
|New Mexico State University||1/31/2019|
|University of New Hampshire||1/31/2019|
|University of Maine||1/31/2019|
|UC San Diego||2/4/2019|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore County||2/4/2019|
|San Diego State||2/5/2019|
|Illinois State University||2/5/2019|
|Oakland University Day 1||2/5/2019|
|New College of Florida||2/5/2019|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||2/5/2019|
|Western Kentucky University||2/5/2019|
|University of Texas at San Antonio||2/5/2019|
|University of Toledo Day 1||2/6/2019|
|Grand Canyon University||2/6/2019|
|Oakland University Day 2||2/6/2019|
|Minnesota State University, Mankato||2/6/2019|
|Loyola University Chicago||2/6/2019|
|Florida Gulf Coast University||2/6/2019|
|University of Maryland, College Park||2/6/2019|
|University of Texas at Arlington||2/6/2019|
|University of Northern Colorado||2/6/2019|
|Arizona State University||2/7/2019|
|University of New Mexico||2/7/2019|
|University of Toledo Day 2||2/7/2019|
|University of Central Florida||2/7/2019|
|Florida A&M University||2/7/2019|
|Worcester State University||2/7/2019|
|University of North Texas||2/7/2019|
|Northern Arizona University||2/8/2019|
|University of Alabama||2/11/2019|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham||2/12/2019|
|Pace University, NYC||2/12/2019|
|University of Wyoming||2/13/2019|
|University of Massachusetts, Boston||2/13/2019|
|Missouri State University||2/13/2019|
|Humboldt State University||2/14/2019|
|University of San Francisco||2/14/2019|
|Bowling Green State University||2/14/2019|
|Christopher Newport University||2/14/2019|
|Southern Oregon University||2/15/2019|
|CSU Dominguez Hills||2/19/2019|
|CSU Long Beach||2/20/2019|
|University of Cincinnati||2/20/2019|
|University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh||2/27/2019|
|Eastern Washington University||3/7/2019|
|Central Washington University||3/8/2019|
|Alverno College Day 1||3/13/2019|
|University of North Carolina, Charlotte||3/20/2019|
|Cleveland State University||3/27/2019|
|Miami University Ohio||4/24/2019|