It's a damn shame that the experience of studying abroad is wasted on college students, and people who still make jokes about studying "a broad", proving that they never studied much domestically either. Learn how the adult in you can still have far-flung adventures, at EXPO Study Abroad 2010.
A free event held Thursday, April 8th, Expo Study Abroad is a five-hour gathering during which representatives from educational institutions the world over will present the sort of opportunities that can change the lives of full-grown men -- guys who were starting to think they had no more mountains to climb other than finally learning how to smoke a pipe. That means language schools, graduate degrees, MBAs, internships and work abroad programs from countries including the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, even Canada, a land so strange and wondrous, it inspired Rush to write the song "(We Are the Priests of the) Temples of Syrinx" (which might actually be an Orwellian metaphor, but that's not important right now). It could entail learning Spanish in Panama, taking marine or Pacific studies in Fiji, immersing yourself into the hospitality industry in a Swiss castle, or attending the most prestigious engineering school in Italy -- whose architectural branch will teach you to construct buildings that stand for a thousand years even if you totally screw up the foundation.
Expo Study Abroad runs from 3-8pm at the University of California's Washington Center. Show up, and you'll be eligible to win prizes including language programs in Brazil, Spain, or Italy, plus giveaways from local businesses like Sweet Green and Georgetown Cupcakes -- just don't go overboard on those, or "studying a broad" will continue to remain nothing but a very bad pun