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Sophomore Study Abroad Pizza Party

As many of my past posts discuss, last spring I studied abroad in Sydney, Australia. For the past two semesters back at PC, I have acted as a global ambassador for IFSA-Butler, which is a study abroad program based out of Butler University. This organization helps students to organize their study abroad experiences both in the U.S. and in your overseas location. I had an amazing experience with IFSA-Butler–they helped me with everything from knowing what to pack to welcoming me right off the plane when I arrived in Sydney. I now work to promote study abroad to PC students in order to give others the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that I got in Australia. As my first event of the semester, I will be hosting a Sophomore Study Abroad Pizza Party. It is designed for recently approved (by the Center for International Studies) sophomores who plan to study abroad during the upcoming academic year. I remember this time as being slightly stressful and having many questions. So, I have invited a few study abroad alumni to attend the pizza party to answer questions, share experiences and display pictures of their semesters abroad. If you are a sophomore recently approved to study abroad or would like any more information regarding study abroad, please attend the event or send me an email and I will do my best to either answer your questions or direct you to someone who can! My email address is: ewholey@friars.providence.edu.

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Note to sophomores who may be attending the event tomorrow night at 7:30 PM in Suites Pavilion: This event does not take the place of pre-departure orientation. This event is voluntary, yet attendance is highly encouraged! You could learn a lot and put some worries at ease!

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