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Student Experiences Abroad 2009

Please use our new website for current information.
Student Experiences Abroad: Penn Students and Global Engagement
Thursday, January 29, 2009, 6:30 to 8 pm

Become a citizen of the world! Did you know that more than 700 Penn students study abroad each year? Students who have traveled the world will come to the Weigle Information Commons to share personal experiences, photographs, video, music and cultural objects. Penn Abroad staff will discuss study abroad programs. Librarians will describe how Penn Libraries supports students before and during study abroad. Ask questions, learn about studying abroad and speak in depth with students who have been to the parts of the world you are interested in. Walk-in event - all are welcome. Printable Flyer (PDF)
Last year's event attracted 38 presenters and about 200 attendees! Browse the Student Experiences Abroad 2008 website, the 2008 student blog entry, the 2007 website and 2007 photo slideshow.

Presenters and Ambassadors
(updated regularly)

Topic Name (Organization)
Penn Abroad Shaina Adams
Library Resources for Students Abroad Ancil George (Penn Library)
Argentina Denise Bailey-Castro
Australia June Park
Yanzhu Lucy Xiao
Leslie Yuan
Botswana Afia Genfi
Brazil Victor Chateaubriand
China Alexandria Lee
Denmark Victor Chateaubriand
Egypt Sasha Renninger
England Brandon Gollotti (Brandon's Blog)
Jared Kassan
France Erica Nachamkin (Erica's Blog)
Ghana Rachel Mai Tran
India Rashmi Kumar
Israel Alexandra Leavy
Jonathan Treble
Japan Anita Das
Jordan Audrey Farber
Latvia Janis Kreilis
Lebanon Layal Antoury
Reda Issa
Mozambique Victor Chateaubriand
New Zealand Liza lozovatskaya
Spain Elana Kessler
Shanellah Verna
Sweden Alexandra Malikova
Trinidad and Tobago C Michael Steele-Eytle

International Food Celebration

(Our Thanks to 12th Street Catering)

Asia Cashew Chicken Spring Rolls (with plum ginger dipping sauce)
California Rolls (with ginger, wasabi and soy)
Vegetable Summer Rolls in rice paper (with peanut dipping sauce)
Africa Joloff Chicken and Rice
Kelewele (Sweet plantain crisps)
Latin America Award winning guacamole, fresh tomato salsa and black bean dip (with homemade corn chips)
Chicken verde Tamales (in corn husks)
Europe Imported Cheeses served with Italian Chianti Plum Jam, Spanish Fig Jam, assorted crackers and flat breads
Seasonal Crudite (with roasted shallot dip)
Tomato basil soup served with mini grilled cheese sandwiches
North America Mini Hot Dogs
Mac and Cheese balls (with marinara sauce)
Spicy Chicken Wings (with blue cheese dressing)
Raffle Prizes

Raffle prizes will be announced at 8 pm. You do not need to be present to win a prize. Prizes will include T-shirts, cloth bags, gift certificates to local stores and restaurants, discount coupons for local stores and more. Updates will be posted here regularly.
Organization Raffle Prize
Du Jour Market $25 gift certificate
STA Travel Shoulder Travel Bags with Lonely Planet guides and travel gear (3 sets)
Apple, Inc Tote Bags and Water Bottles
Naked Chocolate $5 gift certificates (5 of them)
Greenfield Intercultural Center Cloth bags with goodies (6 of them)
American Apparel Gift Certificates
Hummus Restaurant Gift Certificate
Bubble House Restaurant Gift Certificate
Program Sponsors