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lfa_la_110715_171Congratulations 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 Returnee Conference in Los Angeles. The conference has run for 2015, but check back for Fall 2016 information.

Check out photos from the 2015 LFA LA conference! Many thanks to Macy Ring at UCR for taking photos of the event.

Check out photos from past LFA LA conferences!

Conference highlights include:

  • Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over Southern California
  • 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 stud

ents and professionals.  We ask that you dress business casual and bring several copies of your resume.

Registration

Student online registration will open in 2016. Check back for more details.

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Exhibitor/Sponsor online registration will open in 2016. Check back for more details.

2015 Conference Schedule

 Showcasing Your Experience: Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews (TBD)
This is an interactive session with practical advice for job seekers.  Learn how your study abroad experience can help you distinguish yourself from the competition and land that job!

Time Session Location
9:30-10:00am Check-in & Registration TBD
10:00-10:15am
Welcome & Networking TBD
10:15-11:30am   Plenary Session & Le Retour        TBD
11:30a-12:30pm Networking Lunch & Opportunities Fair TBD
12:40-1:25pm
CONCURRENT SESSIONS I: Go Abroad Again: Intern, Teach, & Volunteer Overseas (TBD)
How can you go abroad again?  This session will explore a variety of options for you to do just that.  Gain insight from personal testimonials about how you can intern, teach and/or volunteer abroad after graduation and how to fund these international opportunities.
  Graduate School Options at Home & Abroad (TBD)
Thinking about graduate school? Think Global! This session will cover graduate school programs in the U.S. and discuss the variety of graduate options available abroad. Potential sources of funding will also be discussed.
  Showcasing Your Experience: Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews (TBD)
This is an interactive session with practical advice for job seekers.  Learn how your study abroad experience can help you distinguish yourself from the competition and land that job!
  The Long Lasting Impact of Studying Abroad on Professional Life (TBD)
Hear from professionals from different fields at various points in their career trajectories about how their time overseas helped shape and impacted their professional goals.  Panelists will consist of recent graduate/entry-level professionals and mid-career professionals. Advice and reflections on their careers in relation to studying abroad and the “Return of Investment” of studying abroad will be discussed.
1:30-2:15pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS II: Go Abroad Again: Intern, Teach & Volunteer Overseas (TBD)
How can you go abroad again? This session will explore a variety of options for you to do just that. Gain insight from personal testimonials about how you can intern, teach and/or volunteer abroad after graduation and how to fund these international opportunities.
  Showcasing Your Experience: Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews (Courtyard)
This is an interactive session with practical advice for job seekers. Learn how your study abroad experience can help you distinguish yourself from the competition and land that job!
  Young Professionals & the Field of International Education (TBD)
Do you want to turn promoting study abroad into your profession? Come listen to stories from professionals in the field of International Education who turned their international interests into a rewarding career. This session will also discuss some of the challenges young professionals face and explore career development, leadership roles, networking, and opportunities for professional and educational growth.
  International Careers: Making Your Dream Job a Reality (TBD)
How can you launch your global career? This session will feature professionals who have successfully launched their own internationally-focused careers or advise students on how to do so. Panelists will share their stories and advice about domestic jobs with international travel options, options for living and working abroad full-time, the realities of launching an international career and how you can brand yourself to better navigate the global job search.
2:15-2:45pm BREAK  
2:45-3:30pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS III: Graduate School Options at Home & Abroad (TBD)
Thinking about graduate school? Think Global! This session will cover graduate school programs in the U.S. and discuss the variety of graduate options available abroad. Potential sources of funding will also be discussed.
  Showcasing Your Experience: Resumes, Cover Letters & Interviews (TBD)
This is an interactive session with practical advice for job seekers.  Learn how your study abroad experience can help you distinguish yourself from the competition and land that job!
  International Careers: Making Your Dream Job a Reality (TBD)
How can you launch your global career? This session will feature professionals who have successfully launched their own internationally-focused careers or advise students on how to do so. Panelists will share their stories and advice about domestic jobs with international travel options, options for living and working abroad full-time, the realities of launching an international career and how you can brand yourself to better navigate the global job search.
  Choose Your Own Adventure – The Fulbright U.S. Student Grant (TBD)
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is funded by the US Department of State and offers opportunities in research, arts, study, interning, service and teaching English abroad for 8-10 months after completion of a Bachelor’s degree.  Applicants design their own projects and typically work with mentors at foreign universities.  You choose the country, you choose the type of grant!  Learn about the selection criteria to make your application stand out.
3:40-4:00pm UCR Extension Masters Pathways Programs Presentation
4:00-4:40pm Don Bartletti, Life as a Photojournalist
4:40-5:00pm Raffle, Photo Contest, Closing Remarks

 

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We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at losangeles@lessonsfromabroad.org

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