Congratulations on your recent voyage abroad!  We know you are excited and brimming with stories of your experiences abroad and insights into your host country’s culture.  Might you be looking for a captive audience with whom to share those experiences, or are you seeking new ways to study, travel, or work abroad again?  If so, then we invite you to attend the Lessons From Abroad Iowa Returnee Conference on Saturday April 11, 2015 at Iowa State University! 

Conference highlights include:

  • Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over Iowa
  • Hearing from dynamic and motivating keynote speakers
  • Learning how to talk about your newly acquired global skills in a job interview
  • Discovering how you can work or study abroad after graduation
  • Networking with professionals working in internationally-focused jobs
  • Staying connected to and sharing stories about your study abroad experience

This is a great opportunity to network with other students and professionals.  We ask that you dress business casual and bring several copies of your resume.


Online registration is now open. Register now!


2014 Schedule of Conference Events:

9:30 – 10:00am Check‐in and Registration (West Lobby)

10:00 – 11:15am Welcome & Plenary Session (Sun Room)
Plenary Speaker: Angela Manginelli, Vice President, Lessons From Abroad; Regional Director, American Institute for Foreign
Study (AIFS)

11:15am – 12:20pm Networking Lunch & Opportunities Fair (Great Hall &
South Ballroom)

The Opportunities Fair provides students with a variety of resources as they explore options for going abroad
again and using their international experiences here at home. Representatives from graduate schools,
international volunteer organizations, and work abroad companies share materials and information about their
respective organizations. Students are also able to network with International Education professionals, along
with a variety of opportunities they may take advantage of to collect ideas for their future path.
Attendees: please visit Opportunities Fair before and after food service. It will be open until 1:30pm.

12:30 – 1:30pm Breakout Session I
Marketing Your Experience: “You’re Hired! Leveraging Your Study Gallery
Abroad Experience in Resumes and Interviews”
“Evolution of a Study Abroad Experience” Pioneer Room
Go Abroad Again: Panel on Teaching English Abroad MU 3534

1:30 – 1:45pm Refreshment Break Gallery

1:50 – 2:50pm Breakout Session II
Marketing Your Experience: “You’re Hired! Leveraging Your Study Gallery
Abroad Experience in Resumes and Interviews
“Internships Abroad: Putting Yourself Ahead of the Pack at Pioneer Room
Job Search Time”
“Working in International Education: Study Abroad and International MU 3534
Students and Scholars”

3:00 – 4:00pm Closing Speaker, Evaluations, & Raffle (Gallery)
Closing Speaker: TBD

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We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at

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