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Get the scoop on summer study abroad at Jan. 24 fair


Students can take the summer to learn Portuguese in Brazil, take photography in Scotland or write about the Olympics in London.

The possibilities abroad are endless for Ohio University students who find their destination at the Office of Education Abroad's "Get the Scoop on Summer Study Abroad," which will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Baker University Center Theatre Lounge.

This study abroad fair showcases all the summer opportunities abroad and supplies ice cream treats and popcorn for attendees. It allows students to speak with program directors and past participants as well as take advantage of on-the-spot advising with trained study abroad advisers.

Ohio University summer programs supports more than 25 programs in more than 18 countries. However, with the number of affiliate programs, the opportunities are infinite. Whether you want to travel for two weeks or eight weeks, do service learning in Honduras or teach English in Ecuador, there is a summer program that can fit your schedule and interest.

Sophomore Brittany Venturella traveled to Italy for the Italian in Florence summer program where she immersed herself in a foreign language and culture.

"I grew so much as a person and gained confidence in the Italian language," Venturella said. "Although I saw awe-inspiring architecture and art, the Italian people impressed me the most. I think that will be the case anywhere you go."

For more information, call the Office of Education Abroad at 740-593-4583 or visit http://www.ohio.edu/educationabroad/.