Reception will celebrate study abroad authors

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"First Around the World" contains essays by students describing their experiences while studying abroad. It will be available to purchase during a Feb. 20 reception.
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The book "First Around the World" contains more than essays by students describing their experiences while studying abroad. It gives insight into their fears, challenges and triumphs as the first people in their families to travel overseas. 

The campus community is invited to attend a book launch reception set for February 20 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center, room 2204. Several of the book's authors will give readings and sign books. Refreshments will be served and the book will be available to purchase.

"First Around the World" also marks a collaboration between TRIO Student Support Services and Padnos International Center. Since 2014, the departments have partnered to promote study abroad opportunities to students who participate in TRIO programs.

Questions can be directed to Ariel Arnold, TRIO SSS program advisor, at arnolda1@gvsu.edu.