York prof’s book ‘The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad’ will launch Nov. 20

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The Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS), York International and the York University Bookstore co-presents the launch of the book The Essential Guide to Studying Abroad co-authored by Professor Thomas Klassen, School of Public Policy and Administration, and Christine Menges, director of Career Center at the WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany,  during York University’s Go Global Fair. The launch will take place Nov. 20 from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Bear pit near the Scott Library. This event is free and open to the community.

Klassen 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.

Thomas Klassen

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.

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 the WHU – 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.

This event is part of International Education Week celebrations at York University. To learn more about all the events happening during the International Education Week, see the full schedule here.