The 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. The next conference will take place in Spring 2018, so make sure to check back for details!
Conference highlights include:
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.
2017 Schedule of Conference Events:
|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
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We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lessons From Abroad Washington Planning Committee