On September 23, 2015, the Office of International Education of the Peralta Community College District held a Study Abroad Fair at Berkeley City College. On its second year, the Peralta Study Abroad Fair is an event where students from the Peralta Colleges can learn about study abroad opportunities through a PCCD program, through another college, or through any of the participating vendors.
The fair lasted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and included a special presentation on Cuban Animation by popular Cuban Animator, Daniel Rivas, that was facilitated by Paul Bardwil of Global Education Foundation, the organization assisting Berkeley City College’s Spanish Study Abroad in Cuba Program that is scheduled to run in May 28 to June 4, 2016.
Facilitated by Drew Gephart of the Office of International Education, the event was well attended by students from all levels, including International Students who are also eligible to join in a study abroad program of their choice. Several vendors, including those from the Peralta Colleges, as well as the Office of International Education, were present to showcase and to answer questions about their study abroad programs.
In case you were unable to attend, here is a list of this year’s attendees and vendors with their contact information:
Peralta Community College District
Drew Gephart – Peralta Study Abroad
Global Education Facilitation
Paul Bardwill – President
Anna Morris – Study & Intern Abroad Director
San Francisco State University
Janelle Waldrep – Study Abroad Advisor
Academic Programs International (API)
Leiann Mar – Campus Relations Representative
Institute of International Education
Katie Zee – Program Officer
San Mateo County Community College
Zaid Ghori – Director, Special International Programs
iNext International Insurance
Maggie Robinson – Senior Sale Executive
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Frank Serna – Director of Strategic Partnerships
Ron Felzer – Instructor
UC Berkeley Study Abroad
Lan Vu – Summer Abroad Program Coordinator