Youth is the time for travel.

The Center for International Education will hold its spring Study Abroad Fair on Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the UC Ballroom.

Students will have access to hundreds of booths and experts to gain information about studying abroad.

Nick Hendershot, senior in ecology and evolutionary biology, said the fair will be a useful tool for students wishing to study abroad.

"There will be everything and anything about study abroad," Hendershot said. "The people there have dedicated their whole lives to talking about it."

Companies at the fair will have information regarding everything from summer internships to financial aid. Kerry Green, senior in Spanish and global studies, said she believes the fair is a way to break down the different aspects of studying abroad.

"I remember when I first started the process of going abroad – it was really overwhelming," Green said. "The fair is a great way to get your foot in the door and get started."

In addition to representatives of study abroad programs, students who have previously studied in a foreign country will be in attendance.

Hendershot summed up his experience abroad in one statement: "It was the best decision of my life."

Hendershot spent four months studying tropical ecology and conservation in Costa Rica and decided to stay through the following summer.

"I would go out in the field and research everyday," he said. "We slept in tents in the forest and on the beach.

"I was fully immersed in what I want to do with my life."

Green spent her time abroad in Uruguay through a student exchange program in fall of 2012.

"I went by myself, which was kind of scary at first," Green said. "It was the best decision because I could practice my Spanish and meet so many more people."

Green said she believes that studying abroad made her more comfortable with herself and helped her feel secure in the world around her.

"Even though it might sound weird, self identity was the most important thing I gained from my experience," she said. "Coming back made me realize that I fit in with Knoxville more than I thought.

"It may sound funny since you're going abroad to learn about the world, but you end up learning about yourself."