The Tuskegee University Global Office is offering students and the community a chance to take their learning global. Global Education Fair encourages students and community to go global with Tuskegee University.
This semester’s Global Education Fair will include a new element – a photo contest featuring photographs submitted by faculty and students of their travels around the world. Those attending the fair will be eligible for door prizes from study abroad providers, including IES Abroad, CIEE and Webster University.
“This year, Tuskegee students can expect to learn about scholarship opportunities available to study aboard, find out more on countries and programs where they might want to study and learn,” said by Dr. Rhonda Collier who is director of the Tuskegee University Global Office.
Collier said, there are benefits in learning more about the world, and everyone should be able to take part in the exchange of knowledge. She noted that the fair will spotlight an upcoming study abroad program entitled “Finding Wakanda” — a trip specifically designed for HBCU students to study in South Africa.
“I want more people to be able to have a global experience, even if they aren’t able to travel to a country. By coming to the global fair, students and the community will have the chance to engage in intercultural sharing,” Collier said.
The free Global Education Fair is open to students, employees and area residents and will take place in the Tuskegee University Legacy Museum from 12 to 4 p.m.
- Note: The fair last year attracted nearly 200 guests, ranging from Tuskegee students and faculty representing various academic majors to high school students to area residents.
How to Apply:
To participate, faculty and students are asked to submit an 8” x 10” hard copy photo that will be on display for judging.
- Faculty, students, and exhibitors wishing to host a display, presentation or information session should contact Collier at 334-727-8686 or email@example.com
- First, a second, and the third prize valued at $100, $50 and $25
- During the fair, students will have the opportunity to learn about current study abroad options, learn from Tuskegee’s international students, and hear from domestic students and faculty about their experiences traveling and studying abroad.
- The event also will celebrate the university’s international presence and the work that students and faculty do abroad.
- During the 2017-18 academic year, nearly 65 Tuskegee students participated in study abroad programs that took them to four different continents and allowed them to participate in research and service-learning experiences, build networks and connect classroom principles with hands-on applications.
- Registration for photos will take place from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. and respectively will be awarded at 3:45 p.m.
- On Tuesday, Sept. 25, a Global Education Fair will offer information related to cultural awareness, global programs, and diversity in education.