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Center for Global Education
Center for Global Education

Study Abroad Events

The Center for Global Education (CGE) offers many sessions and events to help our Butler University students find ways to study abroad, prepare to go abroad, learn from their past study abroad experiences, and to just stay connected with our offie. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Study Abroad Advisor Calie Florek.

In addition to checking back in with this webpage, "like" us on Facebook and click "Going" or "Interested" on our session-specific Facebook event pages for updates on locations, NEW events, and reminders!

If you're looking for dates/locations/times of our general Study Abroad Information Sessions, please click here.

 

Study Abroad Scholarship Information Session

FALL SEMESTER - Wednesday, September 5  |  Location TBD |  6:00 - 7:00 PM

SPRING SEMESTER - Thursday, January 24  | Location TBD  |  6:00 - 7:00 PM

Target Audience: Students interested in studying abroad (or going abroad again) and/or looking to plan ahead for opportunities for after graduation.

Are you planning on studying abroad, but aren't sure how you and your family can afford it? Come to the Study Abroad Scholarship Information Session to learn more about different scholarship opportunities that could greatly reduce the cost of your study abroad experience! Study Abroad Advisor Calie Florek and Director of Undergraduate Research and Prestigious Scholarships Dacia Charlesworth are teaming up to talk about all of the great opportunities that you might qualify for!

Unpacking Your Study Abroad Experiences

FALL SEMESTER - Friday, September 7  |  CFV Blue House | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

SPRING SEMESTER - Friday, February 1  |  CFV Blue House  |  12:00 - 1:00 PM

Target Audience: Recent returnee study abroad students who have been abroad on a short-term program or for a semester or year.

Did you go abroad recently? Join the conversation about life abroad and what it's like re-entering the "Butler Bubble." Connect with other Butler students who recently returned from being abroad and see how your experiences compare. FREE Bazbeaux's pizza will be provided. **RSVP to Calie Florek up to the day before the event (by Thursday, September 6 at noon for the fall session; by Thursday, January 31 at noon for the spring session) so enough pizza is ordered.**

Articulating Your Study Abroad Experience

FALL SEMESTER - Tuesday, October 30 |  Location TBD |  5:30 - 7:30 PM

SPRING SEMESTER - Thursday, March 21 |  Location TBD |  5:30 - 7:30 PM

Target Audience: Recent returnee study abroad students who have been abroad on a short-term program or for a semester or year.

Learn how to identify what you learned during your study abroad experience and then how to best articulate these experiences on a resume, in an interview, and in other professional settings. A portion of the workshop will include a panel of alumni and employers who will share what they look for in candidates and answer specific questions from attendees. FREE international food will be provided.

Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO)

FALL SEMESTER (for students studying abroad for the Spring 2019 semester) - Thursday, November 8 |  Location TBD |  6:00 - 7:00 PM

SPRING SEMESTER (for students studying abroad for the Summer 2019 term and Fall 2019 semester) - Monday, April 15 |  Location TBD |  6:00 - 7:00 PM

Target Audience: Students committed to studying abroad for the following semester/summer/year.

The CGE offers one pre-departure orientation (PDO) per semester - it is mandatory for all students going on Exchanges (both ISEP and Butler) and 3rd Party Provider programs for semester- and summer-long programs to attend the session closest to their departure. We will begin with FREE pizza, followed by various activities. We will talk about how to be safe while you are abroad, discuss different scenarios and how you would manage them, how to acclimate to a new country, and so much more. The orientation will end with an alumni panel of current Butler students who have been abroad and can answer all of your questions about what life is like abroad.

There will be NO makeup sessions and NO one-on-one appointments to go through this information. We request that you call off of work and tell any clubs or organizations you're a part of that you will not be able to attend any meetings or events that night. We want to make sure you're safe and healthy abroad and this is how the CGE can do that.

Study Abroad Visa Workshop

FALL SEMESTER - Monday, November 12 |  Location TBD |  6:00 - 7:00 PM

SPRING SEMESTER - Monday, April 15 |  Location TBD |  6:00 - 7:00 PM

Target Audience: Students committed to studying abroad for the following semester/summer/year.

Are you studying abroad soon and don't know what a consulate is, how to figure out which jurisdiction you're in, or where to even start applying for a visa? This session is for you! Study Abroad Advisor Calie Florek will give you all the basics about how to navigate this process and provide any insight that she can. *Reminder: The CGE is NOT a visa office. While we can direct you to resources and provide basic information about the process, we always recommend following any instructions provided by your consulate.*

Sweet Treat Before Finals Week

FALL SEMESTER - Thursday, December 6 |  Outside the CGE's office in Jordan Hall |  9:30 - 11:00 AM (or until sweets run out)

SPRING SEMESTER - Thursday, April 25 |  Outside the CGE's office in Jordan Hall |  9:30 - 11:00 AM (or until sweets run out)

Target Audience: ALL Butler University students, faculty, and staff

Put the CGE's biannual Sweet Treate Before Finals Week on your calendar! Grab a FREE sweet treat to celebrate the end of the semester, get more information about the CGE's upcoming events and opportunities.

 

 

To request disability-related accommodations or inquire about accessibility, please contact Calie Florek. Please allow two weeks' advance notice in order to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Although attempts will be made to honor accommodation requests with less notice, it cannot be guaranteed that without two weeks' notice a reasonable accommodation can be provided.