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Study Abroad Success Series

 
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Things are really different these days, and there’s a lot of uncertainty about what the future holds.  But the world is full of amazing people and places, and when the opportunity comes again to experience it firsthand, we want you to be ready!
 
With this in mind, UTA Study Abroad is excited to continue the Study Abroad Success Series, a new initiative designed to prepare UTA students for meaningful interaction with the world around them.  Whether you are already planning to study abroad, or are still deciding whether international travel can be in your future, this series will provide the tools and resources for an impactful experience with different peoples and cultures – both abroad and closer to home.
 
Although not intended as a replacement for a traditional travel experience, these discussions and activities will provide opportunities for intercultural engagement.  As such, participation can help fulfill requirements for the Global Mavericks certificate as well as contribute towards earning the Maverick Advantage Distinction.
 
So join us again this semester as we embark on this journey together– adventure awaits!

Spring 2021 Series
All sessions will be Mondays from 3-4pm and held virtually in Teams.


February 8
Exploration Preparation 

Planning international travel can seem overwhelming.  This session will provide you with suggestions on how to research your destination, budget for your travel, and other important considerations.  Also, join us for virtual tours of some of our favorite destinations.
Can't join live?  Watch the Watch the Exploration Preparation Recording!


March 1
Immerse Yourself!

Study Abroad is partnering with Modern Languages to share tips on how to make the most of learning a language by immersion, whether studying abroad or at home! 
Watch the Recording of Immerse Yourself!


March 29
Working Globally
Join Study Abroad and The Lockheed Martin Career Development Center as we explore internship and employment opportunities around the world both during and after your time at UTA!  Seeing the world while developing as a professional is a very real possibility!
Watch the recording of Working Globally!


April 12
Around the World in 60 Minutes!

Connect with faculty and student experts on exciting international destinations.  You’ll have the opportunity to attend four 15-minute sessions, each focusing on a different country.  Explore locations you may never have considered before or find out more about your dream destination!
Watch the recording of Around the World in 60 Minutes!




Fall 2020 Series
 
September 28
Bridging Cultures: Abroad and At Home | Watch Part 1 | Watch Part 2

Whether abroad or at home, interacting with someone from another culture can be both challenging and rewarding.  This workshop will provide tools for assessing your own cultural influences, and best practices for adapting, learning, and growing in moments of cultural exchange.
In collaboration with UTA Global Engagement
 
October 12
Smart Budgeting: Dollars and Euros and Yen, Oh My! | Watch the Smart Budgeting recording!

Building a budget is a life skill that will help you in future semesters as well as help make your study abroad program a reality.  UTA Study Abroad and the Student Money Management Center are teaming up to provide tips and habits that you can develop to start funding your future now!
In collaboration with the Student Money Management Center
 
October 26
Understanding Identity and Minimizing the Footsteps of Oppression 

Who we are travels with us wherever we go, but what kind of influence does this have when we become the visitor to a new place?  Join us for an interactive discussion about the roles that personal identity and bias can play when engaging with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and life experiences. 
In collaboration with the Office of Multicultural Affairs
 
November 9
Around the World in 60 Minutes | Watch the recording!

Connect with faculty and student experts on exciting international destinations.  You’ll have the opportunity to attend four 15-minute sessions, each focusing on a different country.  Explore locations you may never have considered before or find out more about your dream destination!
 
November 16
Becoming a Global Leader | Watch the Global Leader recording!

Becoming a global leader doesn’t have to wait. This workshop will provide tools for developing critical leadership skills while studying abroad or at home.  
In collaboration with the Follett Student Leadership Center.