Southeastern to host Study Abroad Fair

Friday, January 13, 2017
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – With a dozen study abroad trips planned for the spring, Southeastern Louisiana University will host its annual Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 18 and 19.
     The fair, which will be held in the Student Union breezeway, gives students and others the opportunity to learn about global education possibilities sponsored by the Office of International Initiatives in cooperation with several Southeastern academic departments.
     The programs vary from one to three weeks in length and offer up to six academic credit hours each.
     Lucia Harrison, director of the Office of International Initiatives, said the trips are available not only to Southeastern students but to students from other universities and the general public as well. A limited number of scholarships are available.
     “The fair will include former study abroad students, coordinating faculty, and staff who will be available to answer questions and share their experiences,” Harrison added. “Applications for the trips can be completed at the fair itself or online at”
     Countries and programs being offered include: France, language and culture, biology, business in Europe; Spain, language and culture, business in Europe;  England, criminal justice, communication and theater; Austria, history and political science; Cuba, sociology; Costa Rica, tropical ecology, business; and Panama, business.
     Deadline to apply for all programs is Feb. 16. For more information about the programs, scholarships, and other details, contact the Office of International Initiatives at 985-549-2135 or via email at

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