Studying abroad during college is a great opportunity to explore the world while receiving varying amounts of course credits. On Thursday, January 31st, there was a Study Abroad Fair held in the Granite State Room of the Memorial Union Building, which offered students a display of potential trips they could participate in throughout their college career. What’s great about UNH is that its study abroad trips are offered at four different times of the year: Fall semester, Spring semester, January term, and Summer. Some trips overlap and can be traveled at any time of year. Additionally, some trips are run by UNH faculty admitting only UNH students, while others are open to students attending other schools as well. Every study abroad trip counts as world cultures credit, which is a graduation requirement for UNH. Each trip is unique and definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Everyone has mixed feelings about studying abroad in college. Some of my friends do not want to study abroad at all, while others can’t wait to travel. Specifically, I have one friend planning on traveling to New Zealand for the spring 2014 semester, and another friend considering Italy – perhaps for a semester of her junior or senior year… I attended this fair because I want to study abroad next January for a few weeks as a J-term 4-credit course. I love traveling, however I do not want to miss out on campus life, so this mini-adventure will allow me to do both! One trip in particular intrigued me: an archaeological dig in Belize! I will definitely consider this trip when registration opens up!
Written by Rachel Afrow, UNH Class of 2016