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Global Grads Information Fair

March 26, 2010
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
SPH Crossroads
Sponsored by School of Public Health & Rackham Graduate School
Contact Information: Kim Greenwell at
Cost: Free and open only to Graduate Students University-wide.

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Every year, graduate students from across the University of Michigan travel around the globe to study and conduct research abroad.  If you are planning to travel for academic purposes, this information fair is meant for you!  There will be sessions on travel logistics, regional inter-cultural adjustment workshops, panels on “what not to do,” and opportunities to interact with peers and professionals who have gone before you.  The Fair is open to ALL graduate students University-wide.

The Fair will be held at the School of Public Health (1415 Washington Heights) from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Participants are asked to pre-register for this event as a whole, but they may choose for themselves whether they want to attend only 1 or 2 panels, or the entire day.  To assist with the logistical planning of the event, once you register, you will be sent a pre-survey asking which panels you plan to attend. 

Please pre-register at:

This event is a collaboration of Rackham Graduate School, the International Center, the School of Public Health, and the Center for Global Health.  For further information, please contact Kim Greenwell at

The schedule is as follows:

10:00AM-10:30AM: Light breakfast and registration

10:30AM-12:00PM:  Traveling Healthy; Traveling Smart

 Before you leave: (30 minutes)

Representatives from IRB, UHS, International Center

You & UM Abroad:  Being a Positive UM Ambassador/Cautionary Tales (30 minutes)

Panelists from SPH, Rackham, and Engineering

 Q&A: (30 minutes)


12:00PM-1:00PM:  Global Resources Fair/ Walking Brown-Bag Lunch



Option One:

Region-specific groups in breakout rooms

o   Room 1:  North Africa and the Middle East

o   Room 2: Africa

o   Room 3: Asia

Option Two:
Workshop: Crossing Cultures


Option One:

Region-specific groups in breakout rooms

o   Room 1: Latin, South and Central Americas, Mexico and the Caribbean

o   Room 2: Europe and Eurasia

Option Two:
Workshop: Working in Communities:  Entering, Building Rapport,  Making Lasting Effects

Please note that lunch is not provided; however, food is available for purchase at the Glass House take-away counter, located in the School of Public Health.

Co-sponsored by the School of Public Health, Rackham Graduate School, The International Center, and The Center for Global Health.