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Student Profile

Allison Abbott

Institute for American Universities: Aix-en-Provence, France, Spring semester

My favorite part of living abroad that I was living in the south of France for four months—not just visiting, not a permanent outsider, but a full-fledged member of the community for many months’ time. This special experience of living abroad manifested itself in many ways: the streets surrounding my apartment became familiar and comforting to walk through; the farmers who brought their wares to the fresh market each day began to recognize me as a regular customer, smiling at my imperfect accent and throwing in extra parsley every now and then with my purchases. Studying abroad for a semester was the single best thing I’ve done so far in my life, and every day I value the things I learned about the world, people, and myself abroad that I don’t know if I ever could have learned had I not taken this opportunity.

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Education Abroad Workshop

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CORE: Cultural Orientation, Reflection, and Engagement

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U.S. Department of State Travel Resources

Travel Alerts
Travel Warnings
U.S. Department of State Worldwide Caution
Travel Alert: Russian Federation

University Policy on Student Travel

Student Travel Restriction [10/1/12]: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua


Peer Advisors and Outreach Liaisons

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U.Va. in Valencia Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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Upcoming Events

Global Café

Wednesday, March 5, drop by the Newcomb South Meeting Room any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to engage in casual conversation about topics of your choice, as well as enjoy other fun internationally-focused activities. Free coffee, tea, and snacks!

Education Abroad Pre-Departure Orientations

Wednesday, April 9, 4 - 6 pm, Maury 209

Friday, April 11, 9 - 11 am, Maury 209