Published: Sept. 3, 1997

The University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its annual Study Abroad Fair Sept. 10 for students to learn more about the university’s study abroad programs, including six new semester-long options.

CU-Boulder now offers more than 100 study abroad programs in 56 different countries.

Students and faculty who have participated in a program abroad will be available during the fair to discuss their experiences. They will be joined by foreign students from the countries where CU-Boulder offers programs. Students also can learn about program budgets, scholarship opportunities and financial aid.

The fair will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at the University Memorial Center.

Study abroad options recently added are in England (London), France (Strasbourg), Spain (Madrid), Italy (Florence), Zimbabwe (Harare) and China (Hong Kong).

“The program in Hong Kong will provide a unique opportunity to observe the effects of the ‘one-country, two systems’ policy, which started July 1,” said Sylvie Burnet-Jones, study abroad adviser.

The other new programs also will complement CU’s current offerings:

• London and Florence are among CU-Boulder students’ favorite destinations for study abroad, but until now, CU-Boulder only offered summer programs in those two cities.

• The Madrid program will add to CU’s five current offerings in Spain,

providing students with the chance to experience the rich cultural life of Spain’s capital city.

•The program in Strasbourg will be in the heart of Europe. The city is host to the Council of Europe and is bilingual, lying along the French-German border.

• After students are introduced to Zimbabwean culture and civilization, the program in Harare offers an interdisciplinary seminar focusing on the contemporary African experience.

The programs are administered by Syracuse University, but CU students can use their financial aid and receive in-residence course credit, as with other study abroad programs sponsored by CU-Boulder. Additional scholarships also are available, as well as non-credit internships.

The programs have no language prerequisites. Students take language courses on site, and courses are taught in English in a wide range of subjects.

For more information, call 492-7741, or stop by the Study Abroad office located in the southwest corner of the basement of the Environmental Design building. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.