Office of Global Engagement

Telephone: 706-542-2900



ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia will host the 35th annual Study Away Fair on Sept. 9 & 10, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Grand Hall on the fifth floor of the Tate Student Center. Study Away is a general term that encompasses everything from traditional study to interning, working, volunteering and conducting research abroad, as well as domestic field study programs. During the 2017-18 academic year, over 2,700 UGA students studied abroad, traveling to more than 60 countries, additionally over 550 students participated in domestic field study programs.

Organized by the Office of Global Engagement, the fair will feature nearly 100 exhibitors showcasing programs at international UGA residential centers and those that are led by UGA faculty. Programs run through international partner universities and other UGA partners will also be on display. The fair is free and open to the public.

“Offering the Study Away Fair for the 35th year is indicative of how prominently these experiences are integrated into the UGA academic culture and student experience,” said Dr. Yana Cornish, the Director of Global Education at the Office of Global Engagement.  “By attending the Fair, UGA students can learn about and ultimately take part in phenomenal international and domestic programs to enrich their academic experience and strengthen employability prospects.” In 2018, the fair attracted 1,900 students over two days.

Dr. Marisa Pagnattaro, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Noel Fallows, Associate Provost for Global Engagement will give opening remarks. They will also recognize several study away programs including UGA Cortona and UGA Classics in Rome, both of which will be celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year.

UGA’s mascot, Hairy Dawg, will make an appearance on both Monday, Sept. 9 and Tuesday, Sept. 10. There will also be a free photo booth where students can “picture themselves abroad” and share their images on social media.

This year students have an opportunity to see the fair layout and list of exhibitors early. Students can download “The Fairs App” on their preferred app store and select the University of Georgia to see a map of programs and create a list of their favorites.

Coinciding with the fair is a workshop for faculty and staff who are interested in starting a new study away program or enhancing an existing program. The workshop will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Room 473 in the Tate Student Center. Faculty and staff are welcome to come for just a portion of the event, but registration is required for all attendees. To register, visit the online registration form:

Students and other fair attendees may also have passport photos taken and fill out U.S. passport applications in the Tate Center’s Passport Services Office in room 375 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Passport Services’ website has additional information about application requirements and fees:

Additional information on all UGA Study Away programs are available on the Study Away portal:


About the Office of Global Engagement

The Office of Global Engagement supports the University of Georgia’s academic, research and outreach missions and strategic directions through the promotion of global learning experiences for our students, the sponsorship and support of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and the development of international research and instructional partnerships and collaborations. For more information, see


Writer: Sofia Rice, 404-790-6635, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact: Kaija Lazda, 706-542-2900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.