Congratulations on your recent voyage abroad!  Returning from a study abroad experience may have you mixed with emotions, filled with stories to share and thinking about your next steps in life. We hope that you will join the Lessons from Abroad Southwest Returnee Conference to learn about how to make the most of your experience now that you are back! The 2016 Conference has already run, but check back for 2017 dates!

Conference highlights include:

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

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Check back for Fall 2017 registration!

Tentative 2016 Conference Schedule

9:30am: Check in & Exhibitor Fair

10:00am: Welcome & Keynote Speaker

11:00am: Concurrent Session I

  • Showcasing your Experience: Resume and Cover Letters
  • Go Abroad Again; Work, Research, Volunteer and Study Overseas
  • International Careers: Make your Dream Job a Reality

11:45am: Lunch & Exhibitor Fair (included)

1:00pm: Concurrent Session II

  • Resume Review Workshop
  • Go Aboard Again; Work, Research, Volunteer and Study Overseas
  • Graduate School Options

2:00pm: Concurrent Session III

  • Resume Review Workshop
  • Living an Internationally-Focused Life
  • Interviewing Workshop

3:00pm: Closing & Raffle

Contact Us

If you have any questions, want to volunteer, join the planning committee or exhibit at the event, please email the LFA Southwest Planning Committee at