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 February 3, 2018 at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia!

Here is the schedule of events for the Virginia LFA Conference. Details about presenters and panelists will be posted in January. To register for the event, visit:

Please click here to view the official program containing the schedule, sessions and presenters, and sponsors.

Check-In, Registration, Light Breakfast 9:00 – 10:00 am
Welcome and Keynote 10:00 – 11:00 am|
Networking / Opportunities Fair 11:00 – 11:45 am
Concurrent Sessions I 11:45 – 12:30 pm
Lunch and Panel Discussion 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Concurrent Sessions II 1:30 – 2:15 pm
Networking / Opportunities Fair 2:15 – 2:45 pm
Concurrent Sessions III 2:45 – 3:30 pm
Closing Remarks / Raffle 3:30 – 4:00 pm

We have planned a variety of speakers, panelists, and presenters on the following topics:

  • Internationally Focused Careers
  • Working for the State Department
  • The Peace Corps
  • Scholarships, Fellowships, and Research Abroad
  • Diversity and Inclusion Abroad
  • Teaching English Abroad
  • Articulating Your Study Abroad Experience
  • Showcasing Your Study Abroad Experience: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews
  • Graduate School and Other Opportunities Abroad
  • Working in International Education
  • Global Citizenship: What Does It Mean?

Interested in presenting, exhibiting, or serving as a sponsor? Contact Emily Kane at

Parking Information (click for full version):

Conference highlights include:

  • Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over Virginia
  • 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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We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at

The Lessons From Abroad Virginia Planning Committee


Past LFA Virginia Conferences

03/21/2015, University of Virginia
01/30/2016, Virginia Commonwealth University
02/04/2017, James Madison University

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