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Book Launch and Reception: ‘The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad’

The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS), York International and the York University Bookstore co-present the launch of the book The Essential Guide to Studying Abroadco-authored by Prof. Thomas Klassen, York University School of Public Policy and Administration and Christine Menges, Director of Career Center at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany, during the Go Global Fair.
Professor Thomas Klassen, from the School of Public Policy & Administration in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), is co-author of a just published guide to flourishing while studying abroad and mobilizing an international education to begin a fulfilling career after graduation.
The book,The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad: From Success in the Classroom to a Fulfilling Career, covers all aspects of the international student experience – inside and outside the classroom – encouraging young people to perform their very best and succeed in their new environment. Written in an engaging and accessible style using examples, case studies, and links to resources, the book reduces the stress of studying and working abroad.
Christine Menges, the co-author, was an international exchange student from Germany at York University in 2002-03. She is now the director of the Career Center, MBA Programs, at theWHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, one of Germany’s top business schools. “We wrote this book to help the many students that study abroad and face the challenge of succeeding in a new university, a new culture, and a job market that works very differently from the one of their home countries,” says Menges. “The book contains a wealth of practical and hands-on advice, based on years of experience and expertise in guiding international students.”
The book is aimed at current and potential international students, as well as parents and family members, and school guidance counselors.
Related Links
Professor Thomas Klassen offers comprehensive guide to studying abroad – YFile
International education gives students an edge in globalized market, says York University expert
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