AE Expo

Connect your academic experience inside and outside the classroom! The AE Expo is a four-day event and a great place to find the perfect experience for you!


Day 1 – Internships/Research/Field Experience/National Student Exchange
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UC Atrium


Day 2 – Volunteer Fair
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UC Atrium

Day 3 – Education Abroad
Thursday, September 14, 2017

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UC Atrium


Day 4 – Majors Fair
Friday, September 15, 2017
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
UC Atrium


Day 1: Internships, Research and Creative Scholarship, Field Experience, National Student Exchange

Explore your options for real-world experiences and find out how to connect these experiences with academic credit.


Day 2: Volunteer Fair

Create an impact in your community through volunteering!  The Volunteer Fair is a great opportunity to find meaningful service experiences, learn about local nonprofit organizations, and create a deeper connection to the Missoula community.  Meet face-to-face with over 30 nonprofit agencies to learn about the work they do and how you can get involved!


Day 3: Education Abroad Fair

University of Montana Education Abroad supports UM students wishing to gain real-world experience by studying and living in a foreign country from a few weeks up to an academic year. The three major networks used to send students abroad are: Faculty-Directed programs, International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), and UM Partner University programs. Each program is unique, but they all provide students the opportunity to enhance their perspective and engage in meaningful opportunities for social, cultural, academic, and professional growth. Credits earned abroad are transferred back to UM to help students fulfill their degree requirements at home. Education Abroad is for students of all majors and programs run during all terms. Financial aid and scholarships apply, find your program now!

Stop by the External Scholarship table to explore financial help and learn about scholarship coaching:
—Goldwater—see Laure Pengelly Drake immediately if you are interested in science or math research
—Critical Language , Boren, and Gilman Scholarships for study abroad
—UK Summer Fulbrights for freshmen and sophomores in any field
—NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates—freshmen may apply
—Humanity in Action, Udall, and Truman for service and leadership; CBYX for a year in Germany
—Many fellowships for graduate programs such as the Marshall, Gates Cambridge, and the new Knight-Hennessy award at
Stanford as well as the Schwarzman award for study in China

Day 4: UM Major Fair and Declare Your Major Day, Friday, September 15th, 10am-2pm, UC Atrium

The UM Major Fair and Declare Your Major Day provides students with the opportunity to meet with representatives from undergraduate programs in academic departments on the Mountain Campus, to explore major and minor programs of study, and to learn about co-curricular opportunities within each respective department. Those in attendance will be entered into a raffle to win one of four $50 U-Money gift cards.


Student Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I come to the Expo

  • Find out what is available here at UM. Learn how to attach credit to an experience in your major. Connect with volunteer organizations looking to bring on a student volunteer. Find out if financial aid could help you in your travels. Visit with representatives from many of UM's exciting majors and minors.

What organizations will be at the Expo

  • See the list below

When is the Expo

  • September 12 - 15, 2017

Who can attend the Expo

  • All UM students

What should I do after the Expo

  • Make an appointment with an advisor in the area you are interested in. If you don't have the contact information, please email: 


Organizations attending: 

Internships, Research and Creative Scholarship, Field Experience, National Student Exchange

Academic Enrichment
UMCUR (UM Conference on Undergraduate Research)
Financial Aid
External Scholarships
Rockies Field Experience
National Student Exchange

Volunteer Fair

UM Global Partners
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Montana Wilderness Association
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
Forward Montana
Montana Public Radio
Missoula Urban Demonstration Project (MUD)
Village Senior Residence
Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC)
UM Dining Gardens
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Watershed Education Network
Partners in Home Care Hospice
Poverello Center

Study Abroad Fair

Peace Corps Representative
International Internships
National Student Exchange (study away in the USA)
Seattle Passport Agency
External Scholarship Program
Education Abroad
International Students and Scholars Global Partners program 

Faculty Directed Programs (short-term)

Klaus Uhlenbruck – Germany/SOBA
Nader and Suzanne – Italy/SOBA
Simona Stan – Romania/SOBA
Dave McEvoy, CJ Morin – India/Costa Rica/AERIE
Caitlin Sager – Vietnam/Mansfield
John Douglas – Belize/CHS
Cara Nelson – Chile/Patagonia/Forestry
Elizabeth Fricke – Peru/ODP
Shawn Clouse – New Zealand/Australia/MIS
Pablo Requena – Argentina/MCLL
Joe Eaton – South Korea/Journalism
Betsy Bach/Sarah Hayden- Austria, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic
Pau Gladen/Michael Brown - Ireland

UM Major Fair and Declare Your Major Day

African-American Studies
Environmental Studies
Global Humanities and Religions
Health and Human Performance
Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures MCLL
Political Science
Pre-Pharmacy/Pre-Medical Sciences
Resource Conservation
Theatre & Dance
Wildlife Biology