Washington

LFA for website 20The Washington State Lessons From Abroad Conference is designed to offer study abroad returnees the opportunity to reflect on their international experiences, connect with other study abroad alumni, network with professionals from international organizations, and gain important skills for their future career and academic paths.

We invite you to attend the Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference on February 25, 2017, hosted at the Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington!

Conference highlights include:

  • Meeting other recent study abroad returnees from all over the state of Washington
  • 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

As this is a great opportunity to network with other students and professionals, we ask that you dress business casual. Also, make sure to bring several working drafts of your resume for the Resume Workshop.

Registration

Registration will open closer to the event. Check back for more details!

2016 Schedule of Conference Events:

The 2017 schedule will be posted shortly before the conference, but this provides an idea of the type of content offered for the day.

9:30 – 10:00 Registration – Networking & Opportunities Fair
10:00 – 11:15 Welcome and Plenary Session Students often report that the most difficult part about studying abroad is getting on the plane to return home. Open discussion about the realities of re-entry.
11:15 – 12:20 Lunch and Opportunities Fair The Opportunities Fair provides students with a variety of resources as they explore options for going abroad again and using their international experiences here at home. Representatives from graduate schools, international volunteer organizations, and work abroad companies share materials and information about their respective organizations. Students are also able to network with International Education professionals, learning about a variety of opportunities they may take advantage of and collecting ideas for their future path.
12:30 – 1:30 Concurrent Sessions I. 1. Go Abroad Again: Gain insight from personal testimonials about how you can work, teach and/or volunteer abroad after graduation. 2. Incorporating Study Abroad into Resumes and Cover Letters
1:30 – 1:45 Break for refreshments and Networking & Opportunities Fair
1:50 – 2:50 Concurrent Sessions II. 1. Go Abroad Again: Gain insight from personal testimonials about how you can work, teach and/or volunteer abroad after graduation. 2. Incorporating Study Abroad into Resumes and Cover Letters
3:00 – 3:30 Closing Session: Living an Internationally Focused Life.  If your dream of traveling or living abroad isn’t possible at the moment, that doesn’t mean your life can’t still be internationally focused. Find out how to continue your cultural learning right here at home! Evaluations and Raffle

Campus Map and Directions

For directions to campus or to download a map, visit http://spu.edu/info/maps.asp

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We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at washington@lessonsfromabroad.org.

The Lessons From Abroad Washington Planning Committee