The Centre for International Education, University of Cape Coast yesterday organized its second biannual Study Abroad Fair. The Fair, according to a Principal Administrative Assistant at the Centre, Mary Annum, is aimed at educating the student populace on the opportunities available for them to study abroad on exchange programs.
She explained that the University of Cape Coast in partnership with universities all over the world has opportunities and a wide range of scholarships for interested students to study outside the country.
“We are here to educate students on the opportunities that the University and the Centre have for them. We have programmes for students; we have the exchange programme where students go and study abroad for one semester and we have students from our partner institutions who come here and study for one semester and then go back. Students should have at least a CGPA of 2.5 or above and should have spent a year; first years are not allowed to be part of the exchange programme. But from the second year, you are allowed. Third year you are allowed but the final year you are not allowed. Students should therefore grab the opportunity and make a mark”.
Speaking to ATLFMNEWS, one of the beneficiaries of the program, Rhoda Osei, a level 400 Communication Studies Student of the University, expressed her delight in having been given the opportunity by the Centre to study at Hanze University in the Netherlands.
She encouraged eligible students to grab the opportunity while they still can.
“Embarking on this exchange programme is not of benefit to anybody but yourself. It is not for the University but yourself so just take advantage of that step and try”.
NWANNA LOVE /ATLFMNEWS