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If you have recently lived, studied, interned, volunteered, or worked abroad, you are invited to the Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference! This is a career development and networking opportunity designed to help you leverage your time abroad on the job and internship market – sessions will include information on internationalizing graduate school, using second language skills, individual resume critiques for all attendees, and more. The Lessons From Abroad Greater DC Returnee Conference will take place on October 28, 2017 at Youth For Understanding.

Conference highlights include:

  • Meeting and networking with professionals from the Peace Corps, Department of State, Capitol Hill, Fulbright, NGOs, employers, and more
  • Hearing from dynamic professionals about their experiences abroad
  • Learning the inside knowledge on how to talk about your global skills in a job interview – the right buzzwords in the right order
  • Meeting representatives from both overseas graduate programs and international affairs and education programs right here in DC
  • Getting your resume personally reviewed by career professionals with international work experience

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Registration is now open. Please register here at our Eventbrite site.

You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

We ask that you dress business casual and bring several copies of your resume. The outline of the conference schedule is listed below to give you an idea of how the conference will be structured.



10:00 – 10:15     Welcome and Introduction Activities

10:15 – 11:00     Keynote Speaker, Fanta Aw – American University

11:00 – 12:00     Culture Shock and Reentry Workshop

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch

1:00 – 2:00     Opportunities Fair

2:00 – 2:45     Return Abroad: Teach, Work, Study, Volunteer

2:45 – 3:00     Coffee/Tea Break

3:00 – 3:45     Beyond Life Changing – Articulating the Benefits of Study Abroad

3:45 – 4:00     Closing Remarks

Click here to download the LFA DC 2017 Conference Program.


We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at and don’t forget to visit our Facebook and Twitter page!

The Lessons From Abroad Greater DC Area Planning Committee


Past LFA DC Conferences

10/24/2015, George Washington University
10/01/2016, Youth For Understanding Headquarters


More Links

DC Conference Sponsors & Acknowledgements (2017)

DC Local Resources


LFA 2016/2017 Co-chair

You can also check us out on Facebook and Twitter!