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Office of Global Opportunities Director Catherine Marshall answers questions from a student during the Global Opportunities Fair.

Office of Global Opportunities Director Catherine Marshall answers questions from a student during the Global Opportunities Fair.

Office of Global Opportunities staff members Maile Orr and Nicole Dinan talk with students at the table that was holding a raffle for a scholarship.

Office of Global Opportunities staff members Maile Orr and Nicole Dinan talk with students at the table that was holding a raffle for a scholarship.

Keith Woodall, director of the Spring Semester in Toledo, Spain program, talks with students about the benefits of study away programs.

Keith Woodall, director of the Spring Semester in Toledo, Spain program, talks with students about the benefits of study away programs.

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Global Opportunities Fair attracts record turnout of students


Nearly 1,000 Ohio University students learned about the wide range of study away opportunities available to them in the U.S. and around the world during the Global Opportunities Fair on Monday, Sept. 18.

Sponsored by the Office of Global Opportunities (OGO), the Global Opportunities Fair is an annual event designed to let students talk firsthand with faculty, staff and program alumni about the numerous study away opportunities offered by the University.

This year’s student turnout was the highest ever for the Global Opportunities Fair, with the students showing a strong interest in the numerous programs, which included foreign language experiences, internships, service learning projects, healthcare programs and much, much more.

“We had a great response from students,” said Keith Woodall, an associate lecturer of Spanish, who talked with students at his booth for the Spring Semester in Toledo, Spain program. “It was a great turnout.” Woodall had 45 students sign up for more information about his program, which far surpassed his original goal.

The fair featured more than 80 tables where students could learn about individual study away programs, talk with students who have already taken part in the experiences, and receive information about scholarships, passports, financial aid and other related topics.

This year saw the highest number of programs ever represented at the Global Opportunities Fair. OGO Associate Director Keely Davin said many faculty members remarked on how engaged students were. They were pleased with the conversations they had with the students, who were eager to learn about the different opportunities available to them.

Ohio University offers more than 90 study away programs in more than 40 countries. The fair featured information on many of those programs, as well as information on the programs coordinated through OHIO affiliates and third-party vendors.

OGO Director Catherine Marshall said that the Global Opportunities Fair provides a chance for students to learn about the different study away options available to them and to have many of their questions answered in a fun environment.

“Whether a student is just starting to consider if an international or domestic study away experience is right for them or already has a program in mind, the fair is the ideal first step to help students plot their course,” Marshall said.

The Office of Global Opportunities offers information throughout the year for students who are interested in learning more about the different programs available to them. OGO offers walk-in advising weekdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Walter International Education Center. All students are invited to drop in to these sessions. Additional information can also be found on the OGO website

This article was provided by the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies.