Education Abroad Fair opening the world up to UConn students

The Education Abroad Fair took place on Fairfield Way on September 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Representatives from the various study abroad programs set up tables to offer students information about going abroad.  (Olivia Stenger/The Daily Campus)

The Education Abroad Fair took place on Fairfield Way on September 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Representatives from the various study abroad programs set up tables to offer students information about going abroad.  (Olivia Stenger/The Daily Campus)

‘Tis the season for fairs. From the Involvement Fair to the Education Abroad Fair, chances are if you’re walking down Fairfield Way, it’s going to be lined with tables trying to give you information about something or another.

The Education Abroad Fair started at 11 a.m. last Friday and went to 2 p.m. It spanned all down Fairfield Way, with large flags and groups of representatives posted at each booth to entice passersby to stop at their station.

With over 80 booths, many who wandered the fair were able to find somewhere that piqued their interest. There wereover 70 different countries available to travel to, so for students like first- semester-biology student Maia Annunziato, not completely sure where they’d like to travel, the fair was the perfect place to explore their future options.

All of the booths’ representatives were eager to start a conversation with anyone interested in the experience of studying in another country, and how to cover the expenses studying abroad too.

“I’m coming to look for more info to see what financial options there are,” Annunziato said.

She, and those whom wandered the fair, found much more, leaving with a handful of fliers and a promise to receive an email with more information.

By the end of the fair, students who hoped to learn a little more about studying in another country left happy and paper laden to start planning their time abroad.


Molly Desrochers is a Campus Correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at molly.desrochers@uconn.edu.