Study Abroad fair trade for WCU students

WCU typically sends between 15 to 20 students to study abroad every semester. From the The staff of the International programs and services office describe the opportunity as a life-changing experience that the students will remember forever.

John Schweikart is the International advisor at WCU. His job is to encourage Western’s students to spend some of their time in college studying in a foreign country. In aid of this cause, the office of International Program and Services holds a Study Abroad Fair every year to show students just what opportunities are out there for them. This year marked the fifth annual Study Abroad Fair at WCU.

The Fair included over 30 tables of information from institutions all around the world, with some visiting staff and faculty from these destinations, giving the students a real feel for the country they may be visiting.

Schweikart said that among the most popular choices of country for student exchange trips are the United Kingdom,Spain and Australia. However, he also mentioned that many non-English speaking countries tend to offer courses in English, so students should not shy away from these places.

Scholarships are offered to students who may have financial concerns and Schweikart stressed that the benefits far outweigh the complications.

To hear the full interview, with Schweinkart click here.