Study Abroad Conference for College Students Returns to Norwich


January 19, 2016

Norwich University will host its fourth annual Students Abroad for Growth and Excellence (SAGE) study abroad conference on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Milano Ballroom. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

The conference is an informative and inspiring gathering for college students who have recently studied abroad and are looking to leverage that experience, as well as students who plan to study overseas in the future.

A series of workshops, panel discussions and information sessions will address topics such as marketing an overseas study experience, alternative ways of going abroad, how to fund an international educational experience and international experience in the military, among others.

Assistant Professor of Spanish Gina Sherriff will present this year’s keynote, “The Transformative Power of Intercultural Experience.”

During the lunch break attendees will have the opportunity to speak with education abroad program representatives to learn more about opportunities to study, intern or volunteer abroad. Students can also apply for an International Student Identity Card (ISIC) at that time. For details about the ISIC and what is required to submit with the application please click HERE.

The SAGE Education Abroad Conference is open to any student who has studied abroad in a foreign country for any length of time and any student who is interested in studying abroad. The conference is free for Norwich students and $10 for other students. Study abroad advisers can attend the conference for free but are required to register online by Tuesday, January 26.

Students are also encouraged to bring photos to submit to the annual photo contest.

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About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). 

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Pictured above: Kyle Hay, winner of the 2014 SAGE Study Abroad Conference Photo Contest. His photo “Chased By Wildlife”, taken during his SEAmester abroad, won the award for audience favorite.