South Carolina

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 first annual Lessons From Abroad South Carolina Returnee Conference.  

Thanks to everyone who attended our first annual Lessons From Abroad South Carolina Conference on October 1, 2017 at the University of South Carolina! Stay tuned for updates on next year’s conference, which will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Furman University in Greenville, SC!

Conference highlights include:

  • Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over the 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.

Tentative Conference Schedule

A final conference schedule will be posted before the conference.

10:00 – 10:30am: Registration and Voting on Photo Contest

10:45 – 11:30am: Keynote Address

11:45 – 12:45pm: Breakout Sessions

  • Resume Workshop
  • Adjusting Back Home
  • International Employment

1pm – 2:15: Lunch, Opportunity Fair and Voting on Photo Contest

2:30 – 3:30pm: Breakout Sessions

  • Resume Workshop
  • How to Go Abroad Again (Peace Corps and other programs)
  • Beyond the Awesome

3:45 – 4:00pm: Closing and Photo Contest Winner Announcement


You can register for the conference at this link! Registration for students is $15 online. We will have laptops to collect registration fees the day-of, but paying cash on-site will cost $20.

Lodging and Directions

Details on nearby hotels, dining and directions to the conference will be posted a few months before the conference. Check back for more details.

Event Poster

We will post the event flier a few months in advance of the conference for you to download, print and share.

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

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The Lessons From Abroad South Carolina Planning Committee