U merges international study and travel centers

Elizabeth Dunbar

The University’s Global Campus and International Service and Travel Center will merge this summer, integrating study, work, volunteer, internship and travel opportunities.

The new Learning Abroad Center will be housed in Global Campus’ current location, 230 Heller Hall, starting July 1.

The travel center’s current office in 94 Blegen Hall will still be used for travel information and some meetings.

Office of International Programs director Gene Allen said the new unit will offer the same services as before.

“It will provide students with a broad array of international education opportunities and services all in a single unit, which is very unique among major research institutions,” he said.

Office of International Programs spokeswoman Jennifer Schulz said staff from both centers proposed the idea as a way to better serve students.

“Each provides similar services, so now we’re just providing that all in one place,” she said.