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Upcoming Events

Attending events is the best way to learn more about all of the program options available to you!  Whether it's a fair with our program partners, an information session on our UHart Faculty-Led Short-Term options, or a free Study Abroad Lunch with Alumni, there's an event for you.

Study Abroad 101 Sessions

Want to study abroad? Start the process with a 101 session!

Learn the study abroad basics, program options and how the process works. Sessions held weekly throughout the semester from 12:30pm-1:15pm in GSU 309:

  • Jan: 31
  • Feb: 5, 12, 21
  • Mar: 7, 12, 26
  • Apr: 2, 9, 18, 25

UHart First year london Information Sessions

  • Monday, Jan. 28, 12:30-1:15pm, GSU 309
  • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 12:30-1:15pm, GSU 309

Paying for study abroad - exploring the world on a budget!

  • Thurs. Feb. 7, 12:30-1:30pm, GSU 309
  • Tues. Mar. 5, 12:30-1:30pm, GSU 309

Want to study abroad, but not sure how to afford it?  The good news is you have tons of scholarship and financial aid opportunities available to you as students and we'll go through options available to you.

We'll have representatives from Financial Aid onsite to answer your questions on FAFSA, loans, additional grants, et cetera - why make two trips when you can talk to the International Center and Financial Aid in one stop?

International Week: February 19-March 2

Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Decorate your International Week Passport! 12:15-1:45pm, GSU 309 - did you know you can earn FREE admission to the34th Annual International Festival by attending 5 International Week events (any event with a * equals a stamp) and getting stamps in your passport?  Stop by to pick up your passport and make it your very own. 

*Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Afternoon Karate Lesson with UHart Karate Club & Session on Studying Abroad in China, Japan, and South Korea - Time and Location TBD (check back soon for updates!)

*Wednesday, Feb. 20 - Selma movie with diversity panel; 6:00pm, Wilde Auditorium

*Thursday, Feb. 21 - Dessert Social & Conversation with UHart International Students and Study Abroad Alumni; 12:15-1:45pm

*Thursday, Feb. 21 - Spend an evening Decorating Chinese Lanterns with the International Center!  Time and Location TBD (check back soon for updates!)

*Friday, Feb. 22 - Join Hillel and the International Center for snacks, trivia, and a session on studying abroad in Hillel; Time and Location TBD (check back soon for updates!)

*Saturday, Feb. 23 - BSU Fashion Show

*Monday, Feb. 25 - Stop by for Parisian-themed snacks and learn about studying abroad in French-speaking destinations; 11:15-12:30, location TBD

*Monday, Feb. 25 - Join the International Center for an afternoon Tea Party and learn about studying abroad in Great Britain; Time and Location TBD (check back soon for updates!)

*Monday, Feb. 25 - Compete against your peers in global trivia!  7:30-9:00pm; Hawk's Nest

*Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Free Lunch with Study Abroad Alumni; 12:30-1:30pm, Auerbach 320; please RSVP to

*Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Salsa Lesson!  6:00-7:30pm

*Thursday, Feb. 28 - Study Abroad Fair & Passport Day, 11:30-2:00pm, GSU Cafeteria.  Stop by to meet with the University's international program partners, enter to win a Travel Voucher from STA Travel, and get your U.S. passport!  Please contact the International Center for details on required materials and payment options, and with any inquiries regarding passport renewals. 

Saturday, Mar. 2 - 34th Annual International Festival, 5:00-9:00pm, GSU Cafeteria.  Join us for the 34th Annual International Festival, and all-you-can-eat international buffet with two musical guest performances. $5 for students to attend - FREE if you attend 5 of the above events.

(Free) Lunch with Study Abroad ALumni

  • Tues. Feb. 26, 12:30-1:30pm, A320
  • Thurs. Mar. 28, 12:30-1:30pm, A320

Learn what it’s REALLY like to study abroad from UHart  students who have already done it!  Join us for lunch and a roundtable chat and get all your questions answered by study abroad alumni.  FREE lunch be provided! 

Study Abroad Fair

Thurs. Feb. 28, 11:30-2:00pm in GSU Cafeteria

Come speak with our study abroad partners, and learn about the options available to you.  Our partners offer programs in 80+ countries around the world!  We offer traditional study abroad programs, internships abroad, research/fieldwork programs, service-learning programs, and multi-country programs.

Passport Day

Thurs. Feb. 28, 11:30-2:00pm, GSU Cafeteria

Want to study abroad but you don't have a passport?  We are partnering with the Hartford Public Library to bring passport processing on-campus and directly to you!  You will need to bring the appropriate paperwork and required materials, but no need to go to the post office to begin your application.  This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff!

Please note: it is not advisable for spring break 2019 students to wait until this date to get your passport - you should start that process prior to this date, especially if you need a visa for your host country.


Fall Semester applications due March 15

All applications for students studying abroad for the fall 2019 semester must submit their applications to the International Center by Friday, March 15th.  Please note: this is the deadline for UHart; some study abroad programs offered through our providers will have earlier deadlines so it is important to not wait too long!

Get career ready with study abroad!

Thurs. Apr. 4, 11:30-2:30pm, Room to be determined (check back soon!)

The International Center welcomes you back to campus! Meet fellow study abroad alums and gain valuable tips on how to process your experience, and how to use your study abroad journey on your resume, in job interviews and professional networking, and in securing your perfect job!

Scholarships due April 15

Scholarship applications are due for all students studying abroad summer and fall semester 2019 (students participating on a spring program with travel during the summer will apply in April, not November, for scholarships).