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WKU to host Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium April 19

WKU Study Away will host the Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium on April 19 at the Knicely Conference Center. Undergraduate and graduate students from postsecondary institutions will present informative sessions regarding their experiences studying abroad or away.

The Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium will be held April 19 at WKU's Knicely Conference Center.

The 2014 Kentucky Study Abroad Symposium will be held April 19 at WKU’s Knicely Conference Center.

“Our goal is to provide participants with insight from others who have benefitted from the enhanced learning experience that international and off-campus domestic studies offer,” said Jerry Barnaby, director of WKU Study Away.

All presenters have studied abroad (outside the U.S.) or away (throughout domestic or U.S. territories) between fall 2011 and winter 2014 and were nominated by a faculty symposium advisor or sponsor.

Presentations begin at 9 a.m., with a plenary session/lunch at 1 p.m.

The plenary session includes lunch and a keynote address from Consul-General Motohiko Kato, former Deputy Chief of Mission of the Japanese Embassy in the Philippines, and David Carpenter, executive director Japan/America Society of Kentucky (JASK).

The Office of International Programs and the Global Encounters Support (GES) Grant are the plenary session/lunch sponsors.

Attendance to the Symposium presentations is free. Fees for the lunch/keynote addresses are $25.

Registration for the lunch/keynote continues through Tuesday (April 15). To register, visit www.wku.edu/eps/ky-sa-symp/

WKU Study Away partners with WKU academic departments to provide off-campus programs that enable students to apply the lessons learned in the classroom in a practical, hands-on setting. The Office of Study Away is a unit of the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach

Contact: Jerry Barnaby, (270) 745-2231 or jerry.barnaby@wku.edu

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