Mission, Vision, Outcomes



The Lessons From Abroad (LFA) organization seeks to help students make sense of their education abroad experience after they have returned home. LFA offers programming, resources, and research that establishes a community of learners who successfully integrate their international experience in all facets of their academic, personal, and professional lives. LFA also provides practitioners in the field of higher education opportunities for collaboration, research and professional development.


Lesson From Abroad’s vision is to be the leader in education abroad returnee services. We aim to be at the forefront of returnee research, programming innovation, and best practice resources to ensure successful articulation, integration, and reflection of global learning outcomes for all academically-motivated sojourners.

Conference Learning Outcomes

Students who attend a Lessons From Abroad Conference are expected to:

  • Explore various perspectives on the meaning of your study abroad experience.
  • Reflect on and learn how to convey your international skills in a job interview.
  • Discover how you can teach, work, volunteer, travel, or study abroad after graduation.
  • Stay connected to and share your study abroad experience in a purposeful manner.