The University of Southern Mississippi Center for International
and Continuing Education will host an International Fair Wednesday,
Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn in front of Weathersby
Hall on the Hattiesburg campus.
of the fair is to showcase the CICE's credit-abroad programs to
students and to provide information on these programs. Refreshments
will be served.
Miss offers world-class study abroad programs in nearly 30 countries,
and there are a wide range of courses to choose from, so almost
any student can take part, no matter what his or her major is,"
said Susan Steen, director of the CICE. "The faculty who lead
these programs are truly outstanding, and they're committed to creating
exciting, one-of-a-kind learning experiences for their students."
the fair will give students a chance to talk with professors who
lead the programs, and with former participants. CICE staff will
also be available to help students with applications to programs
and answer questions about financial aid.
abroad is an investment in the future. Students return from these
programs with the kinds of skills employers look for - creativity,
resourcefulness, independence, self-assurance - and study abroad
provides a mark of distinction on the resume that's invaluable when
job-hunting," Steen said.
Wiest, associate professor of history at Southern Miss who has led
the university's award-winning Vietnam Studies program, said students
receive an invaluable academic experience through study abroad programs.
"They are able to take focused classes in their specific academic
areas from leading world experts," he said.
Wiest said students come home changed simply by living overseas.
a great deal about the world and yourself by standing in a Hill
Tribe village in Vietnam (through the Vietnam Studies program),
where the inhabitants have no political or religious freedom and
live on less than a dollar a day. It makes you appreciate what you
have, while respecting the situation of much of the rest of the
For more information
contact International Programs, ELI Room 104, (601) 266-4344.