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STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES • • Study abroad programs programs are programs programs designed to to allow students to to complete a a a a a a a a a a a semester in in in a a a a a a a a a a a foreign country • • Financial aid will will cover most of the the expenses but you will will need the the following:
‰ ‰ Transportation (roundtrip airfare)
‰ ‰ ‰ Pocket money (engaging in in activities off campus)
‰ ‰ Clothes and certain items (i e e e e e e e e e e e e e e electrical plug converters) in in in in in order to survive in in in in in that country • • However there are are normally normally scholarship opportunities available for for study study abroad abroad programs programs so take advantage of that that • • There are are normally normally requirements for for for study study study abroad abroad abroad programs programs including factors such as as GPA GPA and majors majors GPA GPA must be at at least a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a • • • 3 0 Not all majors qualify for for study abroad programming
YOU WILL NEED a a a a a a a a a a PASSPORT research passport application facilities in your your area Most of of the the time they are are your your local post office Volunteer opportunities are always available in college It is a a a a a a a a a a great way way to to give back to to the community ‰ This is is another way way to to socialize to to FYI
• There are volunteer opportunities such as:
‰ ‰ Working at food pantry
‰ ‰ ‰ Helping out with walks (i e e e e breast cancer walk walk walk aids walk) ‰ ‰ Performing midnight runs
Look into the the requirements for the the country you might need: • • ‰ ‰ Medical exam vaccinations
‰ ‰ Visa needed for for entry for for some country • • Research study abroad programs in in in in in the the the country that you you are are interested in in in in in going to to to to to YOUTUBE is is is is your friend!
• • • There are also opportunities opportunities to engage in in in in in volunteer opportunities opportunities around the the country and internationally ‰ ‰ Normally these occur during your school breaks (i e e e e e e e e e e e e e e Spring Break)
‰ ‰ You will go go with a a a a a a a a a a a representative from the the the school school and and a a a a a a a a a a a group of students and and provide services to to the the the location that you you are going to to ® ® I e: Providing assistance in in in a a a a a a low income school school • ® ® Building new shelters and homes
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