Study Abroad Fair draws students

By Joyce Li


University of the Incarnate Word students talked with representatives from more than 20 sister schools outside the United States Sept. 9 at the annual Study Abroad Fair.

“Every student should take an opportunity offered by the school for studying abroad,” said Marcos Fragoso, vice president of international affairs.

Fragoso said students now should plan the place they want to go, what they want to study there, and about the credits they need to transfer back to graduate.

Some of the display tables featured exchange students including Imane Bouhma from France. She said studying business and management here is really different from her homeland.

“At first I was a bit afraid when I came to UIW, but now I see the people here are really helpful and nice, and we can meet a lot of people. It’s very happy for me studying in UIW.”

UIW student Angela Martinez shared her experience studying in Hong Kong last spring.

“Studying abroad is amazing,” Angela Martinez said, who studied at Hong Kong Baptist in spring 2009. “I travelled a lot. The food and place in Hong Kong is really excellent and the living expense there is cheaper than in the states.”

These are the kinds of experiences Fragoso expects students going abroad to have.

“When students go abroad, their minds change,” Fragoso said. “As they live in a different culture, (and) they come back they will see the world in a different way.”

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