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Study Abroad Virtual Fair Spring 2021

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January 26, 27, 28, 2021 | Noon - 8:00 PM 

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Use the Study Abroad Pathfinder to register for virtual fair sessions and get tailored information about study abroad. Specific program details, scholarship information and access to recordings of Zoom sessions from direct providers, faculty leaders and USU study abroad advisors are available.

Study Abroad Pathfinder and Registration

The Spring Study Abroad Virtual Fair features Q&A sessions, program information sessions, advising appointments, and pre-recorded Zoom sessions from the fall fairs. 

Virtual Fair Zoom Schedule

TIME Tuesday, January 26, 2021  Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Thursday, January 28, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 PM 

Northern Ireland Politics -- Q&A Drop-In

England, Origins of U.S. Criminal Justice -- Q&A Drop-In    
1:00 - 2:00 PM        
2:00 - 3:00 PM Huntsman Global Learning -- Q&A Drop-In War/Conflict in Cambodia/Vietnam -- Q&A Drop-In Huntsman SEED -- Q&A Drop-In Outdoor Product Design and Development, Nepal -- Q&A Drop-In  
3:00 - 4:00 PM   Costa Rica, Field Ecology -- Q&A Drop-In    
4:00 - 5:00 PM   Portugal, Portuguese Language -- Q&A Drop-In Humanities & Arts in Europe -- Q&A Drop-In  
5:00 - 6:00 PM Global Community Leadership in Jamaica -- Q&A Drop-In    
6:00 -7:00 PM   Comparative Social Welfare in Europe -- Q&A Drop-In  

The Spanish Language in Spain session is February 2, 2021, 4:00-5:00 PM.

January 26-28, 2021 | Advising Appointments Noon - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 

building in Ireland city

Northern Ireland -- Borders in Flux: Peace, Conflict and Identity

Register for Zoom Q&A Session: 12:00 - 2:00 PM 

This program will explore the century-old conflict in Northern Ireland and globalization's impact upon the identities and interests of the parties involved. 
Learn more about this program. 

Dates: June 24 to July 7, 2021 

Academics/Credit: Earn 3 Credits in POLS 4890: Special Topics or CMST 5000: Studies in Communication Studies

Leaders: Dr. Shannon Peterson, Director of Global Programming, USU Institute of Government and Politics, , Julia Lynes, EzCity Director,


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Huntsman Global Learning

Register for Zoom Q&A Session: 2:00 - 3:00 PM 

The Huntsman School of Business offers Global Learning Experiences that facilitate the development of a global mindset and prepare students for entry into a business environment that extends beyond borders.

Global Learning Experiences will be offered in 2022.

temple statue in cambodia

War and Conflict in Cambodia and Vietnam

Register for Zoom Q&A Session: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

This course and study abroad experience will help you understand the broader global-political context of the conflict in Southeast Asia and the Cambodian genocide.  Through the vehicle of narratives – memoirs, fiction, and individual storytelling – this course aims to put a human face on the often abstract concept of war and violence. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: May 10 to June 1, 2021 - CANCELLED as of February 1, 2021

Academics/Credit: Earn 5 credits in POLS 4890/COMM 5000: Special Topics. 

Leaders: Shannon Peterson,, Director of Global Programming, and Justin Powell, Youthlinc Director



Wednesday, January 27, 2021 

London Cityscape

England -- Origins of the U.S. Criminal Justice System

Register for Zoom Q&A Session: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

When the criminal justice system in the United States was formulated, it was largely influenced by the criminal justice system in England. To better understand why the criminal justice system in the United States is structured like it is, we will learn about the English system that influenced it and visit sites in England that composed that system. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: June 21 to June 30, 2021

Academics/Credits: Earn 3 credits in SOC 4440: Origins of the United States Criminal Justice System

Leaders: Jason Twede, Assistant Professor,, and Scott Henrie, Professor,


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Huntsman SEED

Register for Zoom Q&A Session: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

SEED offers an international internship experience that will distinguish you among your peers and give you the confidence to take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real life. We are looking for students with an interest in social entrepreneurship to live abroad for a full school semester to teach, mentor and assist entrepreneurs in developing countries and help them break the poverty cycle.

Volcano and water in Costa Rica

Costa Rica -- Field Ecology

Register for Zoom Session: 3:00 - 4:00 PM

This course is designed for the upper-level undergraduate or graduate biology student, and other non-biology/natural resources majors to examine tropical ecology and natural resource management of tropical environments in a global context. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: May 22 to May 30, 2021 CANCELLED as of February 1, 2021

Academics/CreditEarn 3 credits in BIOL 4750/6750: Special Topics in Biology: Tropical Ecology and Sustainability. 

Leaders: Samuel Rivera, Academic Advisor, Biology,; and Jessica Murray, Ph.D. candidate & Teaching Assistant, Biology,


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Portugal -- Portuguese Language

Register for Zoom Q&A Session: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

Set in Lisbon, Portugal, this program offers students the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Portuguese language and culture. In addition to learning the language, experience cultural and social activities every week, including walking tours to Lisbon's center, museums and art galleries, cooking classes, music with Fado singers, and local beaches. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: May 30 to June 26, 2021 CANCELLED as of February 1, 2021

Academics/Credit: Students can choose one 4-credit course and one 2-credit course from these courses: 

  • PORT 1800, PORT 2800, PORT 3800 (4 credits)
  • PORT 1820/2820/3820: Independent Study: Experiencing Lusophone Culture (2 credits)

Leader: Full Professor of Portuguese Language, Cacilda Rego,


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Jamaica -- Global Community Leadership

Register for Zoom Q&A Session: 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Students will complete service projects in the Hayfield community in Jamaica. Learn about applied leadership principles in an international development context and global health issues. The Global Community Leadership program is partnered with Youthlinc. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: May 30 to June 13, 2021 CANCELLED as of February 1, 2021

Academics/Credit: Earn 3 credits in one of two classes:

  • HEP 5250: Global Health & Service Learning 
  • USU 2160: Applied Leadership Training 

Leader: Jessica Roueche, Instructor,, and Justin Powell, Youthlinc Director  


Thursday, January 28, 2021 

Nepal city on the mountainside

Nepal -- Outdoor Product Design and Development

Register for Zoom Session: 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Spend two weeks abroad studying, volunteering, and exploring along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. Students will work on various sustainability projects, immerse themselves in the vibrant culture, and explore the social and economic impacts of the outdoor industry and manufacturing. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: May 18 to June 2, 2021 CANCELLED as of February 1, 2021

Academics/Credits: Earn 3 credits in OPDD 3900: Special Problems in Outdoor Product Design and Development

Leaders: Scott Greenhalgh, Assistant Professor of Professional Practice,, and Justin Powell, Youthlinc Director


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Europe -- Humanities and Arts

Register for Zoom Session: 4:00 - 5:00 PM 

Take the grand tour of the United Kingdom with the Humanities and Arts crew! Spend 4 weeks learning about artistic expression across cultures, theatre, architecture, interior design, and clothing. Visit the finest museums, float the canals, explore palaces, castles, grand cathedrals, and sample the local cuisine. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: July 16 to August 10, 2021

Academics/Credit: Undergraduate students choose two 3-credit classes for a total of 6 credits, and graduate students choose two 2-credit classes for a total of 4 credits:

  • USU 1330 (3 credits, BCA) Civilization: Creative Arts 
  • THEA 3570 (3 credits, DHA) or 6900 (2 credits) Costume History
  • *THEA 4710 (3 credits, CI/DHA) or 6710 (2 credits) Contemporary Theater
  • THEA 3560 (3 credits, DHA) or 6900 (2 credits) Period Styles/Historic Interiors 

Leaders: Nancy Hills, Professor, and Dennis Hassan, Professor,



Europe -- Comparative Social Welfare

Register for Zoom Session: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Embark on an educational and cultural trip of a lifetime to the UK, France, and Italy coordinated by EF College Tours, experienced leaders in the student travel field!  Visit sites and hear from experts in each country to learn about social welfare systems in Europe, while touring some of the world-famous cultural, historical, and religious sites of these countries. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: May 18 to May 29, 2021 CANCELLED as of February 1, 2021

Academics/Credit: Earn 3 credits in SW 4900/6900: Comparative International Social Welfare

Leaders: C.J. Sorenson, Clinical Associate Professor, and EF College Tours



Other Programs 


Spain -- Spanish Language on February 2, 2021

FEBRUARY 2, 2021
Register for Zoom Session: 4:00 - 5:00 PM

This is a 4-week program at the Fundación Universidad de La Rioja in Logroño, Spain for beginning to advanced Spanish speakers. Living in Spain for a month gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture, improving Spanish language skills and cultural understanding on-site. Learn more about the program. 

Dates: June 27 to July 24, 2021

Academics/Credit: Earn 6 credits. Students will take a placement test upon arrival for proper class selection.

Leader: Kevin Krogh, Emeritus Principal Lecturer of Spanish,

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Virtual Programs

Direct providers and exchange partners offer virtual opportunities to get credit and international experiencing during the pandemic. Students won't need to travel and can complete the credits from their home.

Fall Study Abroad Fairs 2020 Recordings

Faculty-led Programs | November 18, 2020

Want to study abroad with a USU professor and classmates? Faculty-led programs are a great way to study abroad, with shorter programs from 10 days - 8 weeks long. Meet with faculty leaders for each program and discover where you could go for Summer 2021.

Study Abroad Fair for Exchange, Direct, and Partner Programs | September 9, 2020

 Interested in studying abroad for a semester or a year? This fair is for you. Check out videos, testimonials, and live webinars from exchange partner universities, direct providers, advisors, and USU study abroad alumni.

Aggie Parent & Family Podcast - Why USU Parents Should Encourage Their Student to Study Abroad

Episode 20: Why USU Parents Should Encourage Their Student to Study Abroad - Aggie Parent & Family Podcast

In today's episode, we chat over Zoom with USU Study Abroad Peer Advisor, Lauren Ambuehl; USU Academic Advisor, Dallin Perkes; USU graduate, Katt Webb; and USU Senior Study Abroad Advisor, Katie Davidson about why parents should encourage your student to study abroad. 

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 "My experience made me appreciate my access to education so much. In relation to cultures, it engrained my love for experiencing new things and meeting all different kinds of people.

Camryn Rigby, USU - Genocide and Memory, Cambodia, Faculty-led, Summer 2019


"I believe EVERYONE should study abroad at some point during their college experience. Getting out of your comfort zone is part of living life."
Megyn Degraw, USU - Genocide and Memory, Cambodia, Faculty-led, Summer 2019

Student Testimonials

Meg Leishman in front of cathedral in Spain

"I’ve never felt so independent..."

"The classes enabled me to communicate with my host family, order food at a restaurant, and ask for directions at the bus stop. It was so freeing and liberating! I’ve never felt so independent and sure of myself."

Michaela Leishman, USU - Spanish Language, Spain 
Faculty-led, Summer 2019


Helen Lea and group in front of cave in Italy with UState flag

"Get the gelato!"

"In the long term, the memory of that amazing pizza you ate in Florence or the tour you decided to take of the Vatican is going to be worth so much more than the actual euros you spent. The time on your study abroad goes so insanely fast, so there’s no time to stress over a dollar here or there –get the gelato!"

Helen Lea, USU - Landscape Architecture, Italy
Faculty-led, Summer 2019