So it’s day three of International Education Week and TODAY is one of my favorite celebrations: Global Skidmore Day!
Did you know that this year Skidmore College is ranked 6th in the country amongst baccalaureate institutions for the number of students we send abroad on semester programs?!
Want to know what’s even more impressive?! While only 1.4% of total U.S. students choose to study abroad, nearly 60% of our 2013 graduating class studied abroad!
That’s something worth celebrating. HAPPY GLOBAL SKIDMORE DAY!
To kick off International Education Week, OCSE has teamed up with Dining Services to give you all a taste of what it could be like if you chose to study abroad on a Skidmore program.
Each night, starting this Sunday, the Global Station will have a traditional menu item from one of the countries we have a program in (China, France, England, and Spain). We’ll also have some alums of those programs there to tell you about their experience abroad.
We hope you can join us!!
As we pass out candy and put on silly wigs and masks, I’d like to give you a glimpse into what your Halloween could be like if you choose to study on the Skidmore in Spain program.
Each year, Skidmore in Spain and UAH put on a Zombie March. I know what you’re thinking: “So what?! We have the Zombies vs. Humans event on campus.” This is true. Let’s just say that this Zombie event takes it a bit further…
Here’s a video on the training that goes into it:
And here’s a clip from a previous year’s march:
Pretty impressive, right?! I, on the other hand, wore an orange sweater to mark the occasion. Skidmore in Spain wins.
Tonight we’re having another Teach in China information meeting. Did you know that this teaching opportunity has been available to Skidmore alums since 1989?! Since then, we’ve had 146 Skidmore alums head to China to teach at one of two different universities. Luckily, one of our current teachers is keeping a fantastic blog so that we can live through her experience.
Want to learn more? Join us tonight at 5:30pm in Ladd 307
I don’t know about you, but we’re having TONS of fun accepting all of these applications today!! You’ve all done a great job getting all your materials and signatures together. I promise that studying abroad is way more fun than applying to study abroad.
If you’re reading this and thinking…”Wait?! I needed to apply to OCSE in order to study off campus next semester?!” – Please come see us. We have walk-in advising from 1-4, Monday through Friday.
Check out the new blog post from our OCSE student blogger in Tokyo!
Are you thinking about studying in Tokyo? Leave her a question on her blog!
We’re only days away from our October 15th application deadline day for spring 2014 off-campus programs.
If you’re still planning to study abroad next semester and you haven’t applied yet – remember, some programs will fill before we even hit our deadline! Come see us during walk-in advising today from 1-4pm to go over the application process and make sure you’re on track.
Tonight OCSE is hosting its first ever Speed Advising event. It’s going to be set up like speed dating with students that have already studied abroad chatting with students who still haven’t decided where they want to go. We’ve got 30 former study abroad students from 25 different programs. We’ll also have yummy food and music.
There are over 130 off-campus programs for you to choose from and tonight might be the night you find that special match…
2nd Floor of the Dhall
Deja has been studying in Japan through CIEE for a little over a week now. Her latest blog is all about her homestay in Saitama! Check it out!