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 Returnee Conference on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 (location TBD)!
Conference highlights include:
- Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over the Rocky Mountain Region
- 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.
Registration will be available soon! Please check back for updates.
Schedule of Conference Events (2013 Conference)
Below is a sample of the schedule from last year’s conference. The 2014 schedule will be posted in the coming months. Check back for more details!
9:30 – 10:15 Registration
10:20 -10:45 Welcome
10:45 – 11:45 Study Abroad Lasts a Lifetime – or so they say? Keynote Speaker – Cynthia Banks
Cynthia Banks is Founder, Executive Director, and President of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad and she has been helping students study abroad for over 22 years
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch, Exhibit Hall open, Resume Review/Mock Interview Booth
1:00 – 1:50 Concurrent Sessions
“Keeping up Your Language Skills after Study Abroad” Kirstin Bebell, University of Colorado, Boulder, Julia Helminiak of Colorado State University, Jared D’Arcey, ReSource
“Culture Learning and Career Development.” John Sunnygard, University of Colorado, Denver
“Student Panel – Study Abroad as a Springboard to Professional Success” Matt Janus, CEA Global Education
2:00-2:50 Concurrent Sessions
“Taking your International Experience to the Next Level: Developing your Personal Brand”. Barbara West and Krista Lane, Global Links Learning Abroad
“Video:Le Retour/The Homecoming: A Vision of Re-Entry on the Silver Screen”Stephanie Jackson, Bridge
“Bringing Your Study Abroad Experience Home: Campus, Community, and Personal Impact” Chelsea Kindred, Academic Programs International; Aimee Jones Colorado State University
2:50 – 3:20 Refreshments, Break, Exhibit hall open, Resume Review booth open
3:25 – 4:15 Concurrent Sessions
“Go Abroad Again: Strategic Networking & Work/Internships Abroad” Danelle Boone, CAPA, Brooke Roberts, GoAbroad
“Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Opportunities Around the World” Matt Clark, Bridge; Jennifer Collis, Bridge: Nikki Powers, GoAbroad
“Graduate School Panel: Global Perspectives” Kathryn Bridge, Spanish Studies Abroad; Julia Helminiak, Colorado State University; Chris Churma, Colorado State University, Stephanie Jackson, Bridge; Jodi Reesman, Globalinks Learning Abroad
4:20 – 4:50 Announcing Photo/Video contest winners and Closing remarks
We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lessons From Abroad Rocky Mountain Region Planning Committee